This week I finished my newest art doll, modeled after a Chinese bride from the early 1900’s. She was the first jointed doll I have ever made, and the first that I painted with oil paints. Her outfit was sewn from coral red and green tapestry silk, and she has matching tiny slippers. Her hair sticks match the buttons on her robe. Her fan is made out of balsa wood that I painted with water colors.
I have named her Red Butterfly, because of her traditional red bridal outfit and her “butterfly” hairstyle.