This is Arabella, the second doll in the Industrial Emergence (1850's) series I'm working on. She's making her statement as a little bit of refined Godey Lady and a little bit of rebel. She has the required bustle of her day and the the ornate hair style, but she refused to wear the heavy, cumbersome crinolins that the refined ladies wear and instead has one of the more modern, wired underskirts and some spunky Steampunk jewelry. She also refused to carry a fan.
I love just about everything that has to do with creating art dolls, with the exception of the dark world of sorcery and witchcraft. I also enjoy painting and sewing and usually incorporate those and other mediums into my dollmaking. I am a Christian and want my work to reflect and glorify God