My Dollies

Monday, February 9, 2009

Update on Greg's Queen Anne...

I am so excited about Greg's Queen Anne that he is carving,that I had to show a few more progress pics!He has carved her in the "William&Mary"style,from the 1600's!.I have learned that the queen Anne's from this time period,are actually referred to this way.They had more prominently carved facial features,and their eyes were painted,and not pupil~less.Also,instead of the traditional"dots"over the eyebrows&eyes,these dolls had tiny dashes that look like stitches.They generally had very high foreheads,and beauty marks.

He has even hinged her legs at the knees&peg jointed them.It is amazing to me,that this is all carved from wood! I was amazed when he decided for his first Queen Anne to be one from this time period! I was hoping simply for one of the late 1700's one's,with the simple round head,triangle nose&straight legs! I think he has done a marvelous job!

He has done all Gessoeing(is that a word?*wink*)painting&aging,himself.The only painting I have done,is her facial features.We have decided she needs a very royal looking Red Sheep's Wool for her hair.I have just set it in place,so you can have a general idea,of how she will look with her hair.

He was inspired by a doll in the wonderful book"The Heart of the Tree".She is from the 1680's!


Dixie Redmond said...

YOWZA. What a wonderful doll! And I think QA's are a little freaky, truth be told, but you have done a GREAT job. :-)

lovetheprimlook said...

She is wonderful !!


...Miss...Maddie's... said...

This is amazing right down to the beauty mark. She is surely an heirloom in the making. And what have you chosen for her garments, rich velvet, tattered silk... I can hardly wait to see.

fiddlestixstudios said...

Greg and I thank you all so very much,for your kind words!Susan,I almost laid her dress and underthings in the picture!I should have~yes,they are tapestries,silks,antique laces,and dainty tea~stained cheese cloth knickers with ribbons!I also forgot to put her fabulous carved hands in the picture.I will post more,in a couple of days!

Plain-n-Simple! said...

BRAVO Mr. and Mrs. Mandy!!!!

: )

Atticbabys said...

WOW Mandy, you could have knocked me over with a feather!!
I thought she was the real deal!
Just Wonderful!


Lone Pierette said...

she is just wonderful !!!
hugs, Lone

Dixie Redmond said...

I'm back. I can't stay away - she is wonderful.

fiddlestixstudios said...

Thanks Dixie!:-)And all you sweet gals,for all of your kind compliments!Hopefully in a couple of days,I'll have some more progress pics~she has her arms now,and I just need to get her dressed!

Katherine said...

Hey Mandy! Your QA looks so much like the real thing it's unbelievable. Please, please show us her clothing!

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