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 Category: Intermediate
 Title: Maiden of the Midnight Sky
 Doll Artist: bev mcgregor   Profile / Articles / Webpage

 Medium: She is Paperclay face, hands and feet (shoes painted on).
Description: Her gown is made from a pleated white organser type fabric with an overlay and wrap made from an embroidered net fabric in navy blue with silver/blue embroidery.
Her dress bodice is of Royal Blue Satin which is incorporated into a turbin, the headpiece decoration is a comb acquired many year ago from China and is gold with pearls.

 Inspirations: I guess I would say that I was influenced by Ertes I think it was Midnight Moon or something to that effect.
 Herstory: ...
 The Critics:Bev has used fabrics which both have a good drape (not easy to find in pleated fabrics – they tend to be so “plastic” nowadays). The silver detail on the net doesn’t show unfortunately – the lighting needs to be brighter pick this up.
Bev, the lovely paperclay face – is the nose modelled or is it painted onto an almost flat surface? Difficult to see in a photo, but I’m always interested to know how different people deal with the features. . For most would-be dollmakers, the faces take the longest to master!
A slight bend at the elbow on the right arm might seem more natural but it’s a small point and it’s good to see the arms being used to give the doll life. I wasn’t sure about the tied on thread (?) it seemed an afterthought – perhaps something like a beaded tassel bag hanging from on the right hand or palm up holding out a jewelled ball might have worked?
I particularly like the jewelled spray and the way the fabric falls onto the table surface…she has a decidedly pre-Raphaelite look which suits her title!

  All critics are by participant Sue Farmer if you want to learn what makes she write them please read her article: Where Angels Fear to Tread !!