Wednesday, 8 April 2009

The girl without a face.

I have a small card box. In the box are lots of tiny linen limbs. Half finished months, maybe years ago. Ignored for too long. Inspired by lots of pretty dolls I have seen lately. I have finally pieced them together to make a whole little person. I am too scared to take the final leap and give her a face.

50 comments:

briannelee said...

Love the doll! I took a picture exactly like that with a doll I got for Valentine's Day. I wish I could make one, but I am not that talented.

http://brileeo.blogspot.com/2009/02/mid-winter-blues.html

Rebecca said...

she's beautiful...even without a face.

Michelle said...

go for it! she looks great so far. I was just thinking this morning i've got a shelf full of amazing fabric I'm too afraid to do anything with for fear of not liking the outcome & wasting it haha

sofia barĂ£o said...

WOW this is absolutely beautiful and those feet so delicate I love her and I don't know what you think but maybe you should consider to not give her a face. That way she could have whatever face depending on the person that is looking at her.
This is gorgeous.

Katy said...

Without a face, she can be anyone she needs to be. :-)

Soon, Then said...

perhaps just little dots for eyes is enough... she's beautiful!

Karen said...

Love the doll -- maybe you can take small steps...start with two little eyes? :)

Bee Designs said...

She is gorgeous and looks beautiful and inocent without a face, it makes you dream and imagine her personality.

Jenny said...

romantic

Screwed Up Texan said...

Love the doll. I say leaver her faceless.

Congratulations on making blog of note!

LissyLou said...

very pretty doll, and well done for being in blogs of note today!!

Lobster and swan said...

thank you for welcoming her : )

I think she needs a name.

And cheers for the heads up about blogs of note, Yay!

Lover of Life said...

You have a beautiful blog - congrats on Blog of Note!

Lynne said...

Oh, I love those little collections of lace. How adorable.

IRENE said...

Hi,
i can see you are blogger's blog of note. Congratulations!

Voice said...

It is beautiful.

JuYoung "JY" Chai said...

i think we can all agree that she should be faceless :)

Lorna said...

she looks like an Amish doll gone mad for luxury

Hilary Leister said...

Congrats on being blog of the day!
I'd like to follow your blog, it's so cute, but you don't seem to have the "follow" application. Is it hidden somewhere? :)

-Hilary

Will Manly said...

for what its worth, the cheese/cracker/olive photo made my mouth water

Brittany Noel said...

I agree with lots of other commenters, I like her without a face. You can imagine who she is. I love her little dress.

Francheska said...

I think the no-face works. Compositions are soooo good.

~L~ said...

I love your blog. Every post is sweet and charming!

Sujata said...

You have a beautiful blog! Thank you for sharing your creativity!

Nostalgic Nosh said...

haha, I know the feeling. But take the plunge, she really is beautiful, so more than likely the face will turn out beautiful as well.

Anonymous said...

i like her without a face...so pretty...i love the lacey doiley dress

PixiePirate said...

that's okay; she's beautiful without a face.

Hallie said...

your doll is lovely, did you pattern her yourself?

efriyaldi said...

that's amazing doll...!

The Explorer said...

starting reading some of your blogs but one thing that i can immediately say, you seem to have some talents there...have a nice day

Koivila said...

Angels dont have face

Seemu said...

Amazing Blog! Loved it!

SARAMELODY said...

that doll looks so antique! :) and i love the quality of your camera!

blessingsgoddess said...

Lovely blog. Well done.

Hopscotch said...

I think that you have portrayed whistfulness and fragility in a beautiful way and it would be spoilt by a face, somehow

sam said...

She is beautiful as she is. I hope you continue with this project Jess!

BallstonSpa said...

I love the pictures and especially the dolls. It's just wonderful.

The Karen Chronicles said...

I just saw your blog on Blogs of Note - congrats! Your photos are really great - very clean. I love the style of your blog.

hedda said...

Dear Swan,
I see you are a blog of note today! More than that, even. Way to go and Congratulations!!
Hedda

jilly said...

she's darling, and looks quite content to remain in an ambiguous mood.

cheers,
jilly

socre said...

It is mystery?

Knitt-Witts said...

beautiful

Fleur de Guerre said...

I just found your blog - it's just wonderful. Thank you for making my day more lovely :)

cujosgonewild said...

I also say she looks great without a face.

Congrats on being a blog of note!

FlyingButtons said...

Love the doll with no face. :) This reminds me of an Izzanah Walker doll head I made a couple years ago. I copied the 1800's patent and made a mold and pressed fabric and homemade glue, oil painted face, and left her to age for a year in a 100 year old barn.

But she needs a body! Your post has inspired me. I'm going to post her on my own blog, http:www.HappyFlyingButtons.blogspot.com

Rhia said...

Lovely little ballet dancer. So delicate, pretty and charming. With a gracefull body like that, who needs a face anyway =)

Amy said...

Just discovered your blog and now it's making MY day. Thank yoU!

Allison F said...

don't give her a face. idk if you did already - but there are plenty of dolls that don't have faces and the're awesome. like this one. :)

KaylaLynn. said...

These are fantastic.
You're extremely talented.

HAPPY IN NEVADA said...

Why not consider 'no face', but if you do first do various faces on tissue first. You can cut them out; lay them over the doll's face, and see which one you like best. Who knows, you might even use the eyes from one tissue drawing; nose from another - mouth from another.

Definitely a little blush on her cheeks is a must if you do decide on features......