Just a shortish post today as I'm all propped in bed on pillows with my heating pad trying to tame my angry back. My back is angry at me because I spend 2-3 hours each morning typing, then I sit hunched over tiny body parts as I sculpt, sand, paint and varnish 15 Alice dolls into submission, not to mention a few other of the many great characters in Wonderland. My back says I'm being abusive; I try to cajole it by going swimming a few times a week - doesn't that count for anything? My back stamps its vertebrae and says, No! Stretch me, you damn selfish woman!
Ha! says I - I I don't have time to stretch. So here we are - selfish back is on strike and we both have to waste time lying around as a result. I'm concerned about all the bald, unclothed Alice-babies...they demand much of us.
It would be quite dull for both you and me if I were to produce fifteen blonde Alices wearing little blue dresses, so I've decided to experiment with colouring and clothing, but retain two unifying features for each doll so that they remain identifiably 'Alice': her classic striped stockings (I think all those fussbudgety little rings are what did me in, spine-wise) and her hairband.
I wish I had more work-in-progress photos to share, but the light was low and cast a rather sickly-looking blue tint on everything and in my crabby state, I decided they were almost all too horrible to share. I promise to be back soon with better photos and in a better mood.