Dec 16, 2014

Granny Swims

A friend saw this doll head I was working on, and said, "Oh he's wonderful!" so I didn't have the heart to tell her He is a She.  But no matter.  It made me realize how a human's life really does go full circle--if we're lucky enough to get very old.  My mom taped a bow to my head when I was a baby because I had such whispy hair nobody could tell I was a girl.  I'll probably have to do the same thing in my last decade or so.  Ha!

At any rate, here's one of the doll show dolls I'm working on.  I call her Granny Swims.  She'll have an old-fashioned bathing suit, a swim floaty with a ducky head, and a straw hat (because a lady always looks out for her complexion).  Her hair is currently a wad of mohair laying over her bald little head. 


6 comments:

  1. she does look old and so life like. You have done a great job with her. She should be really cute.

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    1. Thanks, Martha. Did you ever see Princess Bride? She reminds me of the forest doctor's wife. :~D

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  2. Have you ever noticed that really old men look like women and really old women look like men? They seem to grow to look very similar! But I don't think I would have mistaken this one for a man!

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    1. I have noticed! That what I mean about humans going full circle. The way all little babies look genderless at the beginning, and old people do at the end. Humbling, isn't it?

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  3. She's marvelous....does she have a hair growing out of that chin mole?

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    1. She will on that one, but not the one on her nose. ;)

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