Kickin' back, musing, observing, and gathering inspiration from the hills of East Tennessee.
Thursday, December 11, 2008
More Country Dolls
These are a couple of dolls I made previously. They are showing off their bloomers. I never know how their faces will turn out. My palms get sweaty when I'm about to paint or stitch the face on. On the last doll I made - see previous post - I actually messed up the face and was dismayed until I realized that I had painted it on the BACK of her head!! So all that I had to do was stitch her hair over it and try again on the front side. I wanted a sweeter expression for that one, but these dolls seem to have a mind of their own. Their personalities are reflected in their expressions.
Rabbits cookin' coffee -- that's what the locals call it. But here in this little hollow in East Tennessee, when the hills surrender their misty hostage to reveal the stalwart cedars growing by the stream in our pasture, I know there is no place on earth I would rather be. The welcome mat is out! Come and sit on the porch and chat with me awhile!