There are busy times ahead! I have been invited to exhibit at the Doll Artist’s Showcase, on July 19th, at the United Federation of Doll Clubs convention in San Antonio, TX. The Doll Artist’s Showcase is new to the convention this year and is being held in the sales rooms during Public Day. Wild days and nights are in my future for the next few months as I prepare for the convention. I’ll be taking along as many dolls as I can make between now and then, plus I’ll have fabric sample books with me and I’ll be taking orders for custom made dolls.
I am now making reproduction Izannah Walker dolls using molds taken directly from three different original antique dolls made by Izannah Walker.
This is the first Izannah that I bought, named Zanna. She is 18-1/2 inches tall. You may order a reproduction Zanna with an authentically worn surface like the original, or you may order one that looks newer and has only a few signs of age.
My second Izannah is Isabeau. The real Isabeau is currently 17-3/4 inches tall, but she has had some damage to her ankles, so I believe that she was once 18 to 18-1/2 inches tall like Zanna. Isabeau has a very classic Izannah face and is the doll most people order from me. You may order Isabeau with a worn original surface, or a new, slightly aged head.
Anna is my newest mold. The real Anna belongs to a my friend Mary, who also happens to be a member of my Izannah doll making class. Anna is smaller than Zanna and Isabeau and has more child like proportions. Her face is fuller and her body has a chubbier waist. Currently I am only offering Anna with a worn original surface. If you would like to order her with a newer, less aged head and don’t mind waiting until I have time to make new more “perfect” molds, which will not be until sometime in 2014, you may go ahead and place an order. Obviously if I have several people that order a “new” Anna, making the molds will move up my priority list.