Monday, December 19, 2011

Prim Dollies

Here are my new dollies. A brand new design. They are leading to other primitive designs for an upcoming exhibition in February 2012. The exhibition is called Loved Through the Years: Three Centuries of Black Dolls. The first part of the exhibit is a collection of dolls made by slaves, the second part are dolls made after 1900 but before plastic, and the third part is for me and my take of the styles of dolls of the previous centuries.

This is Periwinkle.

This is Pansy. Her shawl is a piece of antique crocheted work.

This is Petunia. She has an antique lace mob cap.

Here are some before pictures which I didn't post when I was doing them. So here they are now.

The bloomers/pantaloons are way too cute. It looks like I will be in cute mode for awhile.


Steven W. Dunn said...

Hi Friend
Love these little "prim" dolls you are creating. Cuddle up to them and have very Happy Holidays!!

Kim said...

these are adorable!!! I am in love with Pansy-they are all really beautiful Wendy.

Wendy Luane Barber said...

Thanks Steven! You are on my long list of favorite peeps to call. If I don't call you before Dec 31, Happy New Year!

Wendy Luane Barber said...

Kim, thank you so much. They are totally different from what I've been doing and I don't know if I'll keep them up but I'm glad you like them.

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