Thursday, August 24, 2006

Finished her



She is done at least that is all I am going to do to. I think I can add more things to her but time is getting on and I need to pack and sort things out. Had trouble with her face. As her whole body is painted with acrylics I couldn't use my colour pencils to paint her face which is what I am used to. I had to use acrylics and doing with paint brush oh goodness it is hard I am not used to it. Thats why the face looks rather blotchy. Finally I used gel pens for her eyes and lips as I was getting nowhere with the brush. Also some of my acrylics had dried up so I was not a very happy camper. Anyways she is done and I hope she will stand the long journey in the hold. Usually I carry my dolls in my hand baggage but now they won't let us. Keeping my fingers crossed that she will survive!

14 comments:

MaryO said...

Shashi, I always love your dolls, you do such beautiful work. But when I saw this one, my first thought was "This is a HANDSOME doll!" Everything about her is intriguing and she looks like a character from a very exotic novel.
Love her!!!!!!!!

anita said...

You do such wonderful faces! She looks serene, as if she knows a secret no one else has found out yet.

Judi said...

She came out beautifully! Which is no surprise to those of us who know your work! When I saw her I thought that her name should be 'Asia', although I don't know why, LOL. The name just popped into my head. I think if you put her into a wooden box and then put that in your luggage she would make the trip just fine. Best of luck!

Linda said...

Oh, Shashi! She is stunning! Of all your wonderful dolls, she is my favorite! I absolutely love everything about her.
Hugs-
Linda F. from FL

Kerry said...

I love her also Shashi, she is stunning and looks so thoughtful. Sorry can't think of a name but I like Judi's suggestion.

Judy murty said...

Hi Sashi,

She is lovely. The face is fine. Have a good trip and I hope you get there OK

Judy

Sujatha said...

Hello aunty I must say this doll looks really really exotic.I'm sure it will survive the travel and be one of the best in your range :)

Enjoy your trip!!

Jacque Uetz said...

Shashi she is beautiful love the finish.Can't beat your faces and all done with watercolor you amaze me.Have a great trip!!

aril said...

hello! I 'm French and I don't speak English very well but I would like to say: your dolls are very, very beautiful!!

anniebeez said...

Hi Shashi-I'm sure you don't know me but I've followed your dollmaking for a while. This doll is fantastic and the face turned out just grand! I'm wondering why you felt you couldn't use colored pencils over acrylics? I have done that many times with success. She's great!!! ~Annie

Sonia du Mexique said...

Congratulations, the doll is really wonderful !

Sonia from Mexico said...

Thank you for your comment on my blog. I put all my DMC threads in the box :) Much easiest to stitch like this.

Flo et dénia said...

Hello Shshi,
a quick note, just in case you might read your blog while in India...
We do hope you're fine and enjoying your holiday. We miss you...
Love and big hugs
Flo and Dénia

Kittymisty said...

Hello hello,
Thanks for your mail. I'm happy to have you back!!!
Big hugs !!!!