Thursday, May 15, 2014

A is for Annabelle...continued

I haven't shown alot of love for my reproduction French Fashion doll, Annabelle lately. Today I decided to pick up on a long put aside project on taking photos of Annabelle as an author of her own story. It had long been my intention to create a story where Annabelle tells about her whimsical doll world. Now that I am coming to a point where I have time to write, sculpt, sew, draw and paint many projects that were put on hold are meshing themselves together and demanding my attention in both my dreams and thoughts. Maybe that is all part of the creative process--- a project doesn't come together until we have the time and effort to see it through. 

Annabelle is a porcelain reproduction Francois Gautier head on a Seeley body. I still haven't taken a shine to the new Gildebrief body, was just beginning to sew for this one. Today she decided she wished to have tea and the puny human (me!) would have to serve as maid. She is more demanding than Agnes Von Weiss, the Baroness. I shudder to think what is going to happen when the Baroness finds her Manor has been commandeered by Madame Annabelle for photos. Here she is in all of her cozy glory-

'Be sure you make these photos interesting to the readers. I don't have time to waste.'
' Don't worry, I will...' I say.
'Does my coiffure look alright? You haven't paid too much attention to it you know. I need a new wig'...'
me- suffering human behind the camera....sigh...

A couple of shots of the tea and cake...I made the cake and cake slice, which Annabelle grudgingly agreed was suitable for tea...and matched the pink flowers on her tea set.
Table is Bespaq..

A is for Annabelle is a book by Tasha Tudor, using an antique doll and her accessories and trunk in a rhyming alphabet - illustrated and written by her. I had always wanted to re-create this book in pictures but decided on a different route in telling a dolls' story of her life and the other dolls in their magical world, using pictures/photos instead of illustrations. 

I hope you enjoy the photos of Annabelle at her tea time today. More photos upcoming. 

Annabelle- 12 inch reproduction French Fashion doll Francois Gaultier head on 12 inch Seeley jointed body. Sylvia Butler of Tarheel Designs in North Carolina
Table- Bespaq
cake and cake slice- created by me
Chair and flower arrangement- unknown maker, bouquet picked up at a miniature show
Portrait- Williamsburg museum shop souvenir

1 comment:

Marta said...

Hello from Spain: beautiful pictures. Annabelle is very lovely. Keep in touch