Friday, September 24, 2010

Dolls Magazine Feature!

My customized Sasha dolls have been featured in the November Dolls Magazine!
I've cut and pasted the parts about me into a page that you might be able to read here (click on the image to get a larger version). The article is eight pages long, and the author interviewed a number of artists. Many thanks to Stephanie Finnegan for the lovely article. I'm thrilled at the honor!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Quinn the former Harlequin Sasha Doll

Here is my latest customized Sasha doll.
She is a limited edition Harlequin, made in 1984. Harlequins had a lovely hairstyle, with a side part and a fringe brushed to the side. But I was never very fond of the ash blonde color. So when a Harlequin crossed my path I decided to be creative with her.

This is what the original Harlequin looks like, next to the customized doll. She's interesting because I think she's the only Sasha with highlights painted on her eyes.  

 Quinn has had her hair dyed a russet or auburn color.

I made her a simple top based on the Sasha Sari blouse, but longer, and a brown print skirt with a belt made of the same fabric.

Her eyes are painted in shades of brown and ochre. I've always been fascinated with the early "yellow eye" Sashas made in Germany. 

Here is a photo by Michael  O'Brien in England of an early Sasha with ochre eyes. I love the dark line above the eye, something I've tried to interpret in this newly customized doll.

She is stamped 1984 / 1466 on the back of her neck. Please let me know if you have any questions, and feel free to leave comments! 

Friday, September 17, 2010

Featured on ADO blog!

Yesterday, I was the featured artist on the Art Dolls Only blog. 

Check it out here. Many thanks to Sarah (Youngish) for the interview.