There will soon be a new addition to the dollsbysasha site: Carmen. She is tall and slim, has purple and white polkadot arms and legs, long blond hair with gold highlights, and a few curls.
The room where I write this looks like backstage at the Moulin Rouge, with the bed covered with thrift-store evening gowns, tulle and scraps of netting and other materials, as Carmen's dress and petticoat take shape. I hope to post some pictures of Carmen and her dress-in progress in the next few days.
I was at the Getty Museum a few months ago to see the French, 17th and 18th Century exhibit of clothes, furniture and lifestyles, to see what I could incorporate into the dollmaking. On the way out, I stumbled upon Giacometti's statue of a tall, thin, woman. (Not sure of the title.) Naturally, I had to pose next to it!
A picture in the New York Times last year of Giacometti's six foot bronze statue, the "Walking Man" may have iinspired th etall, thin dolls. (Maybe a six foot doll is in the offing???!) Mimosa and Sophie's doll, Suki, are 31" tall. Strangely, Carmen is exactly the same height, without measuring!
Next post, I want to talk about art and dolls and what Picasso said about Matisse!
See you next week!