I recently began working on an art doll and you can see where I began here.

Now, lying amongst the silks and satins on my cutting table, sometimes she looks dejected …

Art Doll

… sometimes she looks hopeful …

Art Doll

She has a strong personality despite her SpongeBob Squarepants body shape. But she’s waiting quietly while I take the time to design and tailor her clothing.

Art Doll

I had always planned to design and print the fabric for the underskirt, so using photoshop to blend multiple layers of texture and color I finally end up with a fabric design that looks like rusted antique lace; nothing like what I had first envisaged.

Art Doll

But the visual complexity and texture seem appropriate; she seems to have ancient wisdom and knowing in her eyes. A fabric to reflect her spirit seems appropriate. It prints out beautifully onto habotai silk; no rough cotton for this little red headed girl.

Art Doll

And so on to auditioning threads for the embellishments. Because this story is all about embellishing.

Art Doll

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