Friday, October 17, 2008

My Postcard Dolls


As a little girl, I always loved to play with paper dolls. I can remember waiting for my Mom's BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS magazine to arrive so I could take out the paper doll page. I would sit on the floor for hours....cutting out the dolls and carefully folding over the white tabs on the clothing. Years later, the love affair with pretty little girl dolls did not end, but just kind of faded over time. Lately, I have been using paper dolls in my artwork and I am infatuated all over again. Once you start playing with paper dolls again, it seems like they will become a newfound passion. In an article in SOMERSET LIFE, Nancy Gene Armstrong made some adorable little three dimensional "Well-Wishers" as she referred to them. She used full body images from cabinet cards attached to wooden blocks. I have always loved the Paper Whimsy images, and have thus incorporated one of Gale's girls into my Victorian Doll creations above. They can even travel to keep you company at the office or as a perfect place card idea for settting a festive holiday table, women's luncheon, bridal shower, or even a birthday party!

6 comments:

Terri said...

Oh... my... goodness.... could these be any cuter! Great Job Nance.

Debra said...

Well well, someone just could not wait. They are very nice Nancy. Can't wait to see them in person next week!

Her Art Nest said...

I know, I was really immature. I just couldn't wait to share this time!

Sandra Evertson said...

What Gorgeous little delicacies you have created!
Sandra

Her Art Nest said...

Thank you so much, Sandra. Hearing your kind words about my artwork is more than just special....since I sincerely admire all of your amazing creations. What an honor to hear from you!

Couture de Papier said...

wow!