Aside from my busy sculpting and designing for Ashton Drake Galleries, I have been inspired by the insurgence of ball jointed dolls on the market (yes, a rebellion against statues dressed with cloths, and all other forms of dolls that you can't play with!!!) so, I have been working on my own ball jointed doll. For me, this is a true doll! She begs to be picked up and moved! It's hard to pass her without changing her pose.
Here are several pictures of her:
She has Solid Glass eyes, mohair wig, custom body painting, and her costume is hand beaded
Her tights and gloves are intricately hand painted, and this particular doll has the ballet feet.
These are assembled entirely with springs, swivels, hooks and dowel pins, there is NO elastic in these dolls. The joints are independent of each other and move smoothly to various human like poses. They are anatomically correct. With ballet feet or high heel feet, they stand 16 1/2" tall, with flat feet they will stand 16" tall. A nice size for a dainty doll.