| Category: Intermediate
Glimmer in the Mist
| Doll Artist:
Ronelle Shepherd Profile / Articles / Webpage
Medium: All cloth, with
| Description: The
basic body pattern is Patti Medaris Culea's Brandiberry and the idea for the
shoes came from Phyllis Robinson's challenge doll...
so there has been a bit of
altering, adjusting and redrawing...
the heels were built around a
tube so she could be mounted on a fancy base a'la
| Inspirations: "Glimmer in the Mist" is my represantaion of that
shimmer of light, from beneath the mist, onto the lake at
| Herstory: ...
| The Critics: Ronelles Glimmer
like Shashis doll is very sculptural - the lines have an almost
Japanese feel to them the use of solid stretches of fabric, as in the
panne velvet wrap - which has been lined with, if not the dress fabric then
something very close to it.
Youve managed to keep her
features in good proportion considering that the head shape is fairly round
this is an unusual style of head pattern that Ive not seen before,
The only point I would query is
the hair, which looks decidedly modern - the waif or hedgehog look
(do our kids know it was also popular during the French Revolution, I wonder?).
Was your choice influenced by the fibre being in the same colour family as the
Ronelle, have some fun
manipulating the fingers on her hands youve managed to turn the
fingers well, now they just need a little to help to look as natural as
possible. (Ertés pen and ink drawings have wonderful hands if you
are stuck for ideas. One can twist the hands gently on the wrist (as you have
done with her right hand) and make them so expressive!)
Also, a point to watch when
taking photos the nearest thing to the camera will look larger
hence the slightly oversized look to her left hand!
Otherwise, she is a delicate
little dream of a doll, and anyone would be glad to own
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 !!