Friday, May 28, 2010

Queen Holden

These dolls are drawn by Queen Holden. They are part of a set called "Dolls of All Sizes" from 1945. Yeah, so that means they're 65 years old, the oldest dolls I own. I purchased them at the paper doll party in March, but haven't gotten around to posting them. They should be printable and should fit a standard sized sheet of paper no problem. Queen Holden was a wonderful artist who really enjoyed painting little children. Her daughter is also a paper doll artist, but I'm drawing a blank as to her name right now. My favorite is 3. I don't know if she has a name but it says 3 on the back of her body and on the tabs of her clothing. I love, love that three of the outfits for the girls involve paper dolls. There are two dresses where the girls are holding a book of paper dolls and one where the little girl has been cutting out a doll with scissors.

Hope you like them.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

For Classy

Obviously they're unfinished, but here's what I have so far.
The unfinished one will be a long ball gown. I'm not sure what color it will be yet.

The uniform is largely inspired by the uniforms the cleaning ladies wear at my work, but snazzier. I figure Classy had a regular job before she became a famous leading lady. (That's the story I envision for her). Maybe more than one.. Who knows?

Plans, too many plans.

I am thinking about drawing something for Hispanic History Month. I love the use of colors in the various traditional fashions and a lot of modern fashions I like are inspired by those clothes. The trick will be if I can put the face I have in my head to paper. I think her name will be Anna or maybe Anna Maria.

No telling if she'll be finished before the month is up. ;)

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Judy's Classy

Judy Johnson, paper doll artist & publisher, is having a Dress-a-doll event. I guess it would be called an event. Everyone is welcome to make a outfit (or several) for her doll Classy before June 26th. Here's a link to her post with lots more info.

Here is another link to the Facebook Event page.

Designs can either be submitted to Facebook or sent to an email: if you don't have facebook.

I have no idea what I'm going to do, but there's plenty of time to come up one.

Edit: I don't know what I'm doing wrong, but when I tried to link to the sites they didn't show up in the post. So I just copy/pasted the URLs into the message. You might have to copy/paste them yourselves, but at least they're visible now.