Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Out of the crowd

Dorothy scanned the room for a suitable dance partner. Her eyes lit on Brian, quietly dashing in his kaki uniform. "He'll do," she thought.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Betty on the town

Betty put on her finest dress and headed out for the evening. This would be the night when all her dreams come true. Or at least the night when she convinced Derrick to change out of his scruffy work jeans.

The Dress

One of my favorite Christmas movies of all time is White Christmas. And one of my favorite scenes in that movie is when Rosemary Clooney sings "You Didn't do Right by Me." the reason that is a favorite scene is largely because of the dress she is wearing. Someday I will have a dress like that. Until then, I have to be content with painting paper doll versions of it.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

In black and white

Just before thanksgiving, I started doing some pen and ink paper doll line drawings. The plan is to depict the life of a typical woman in a specific era. I have started with the 1940's, simply because of the wealth of reference material I already have for that decade. Once I am done, I would like to publish a book and/or a coloring book of them.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Greased Lightning

Watercolor on paper

Saturday, November 19, 2011

At the Hop

Watercolor on paper

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Family traits

Yesterday's post featured my dad. Today's post features my little sister. I want you to pay attention to the family resemblance. Not the similarity in their eyes or the dark hair color, but rather the wide open-mouthed faces they are making. Ah, families!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Super Dad

He may not be faster than a speeding bullet, but he's always been my hero!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

The boy I'm gonna marry

The most beautiful woman he had ever seen was walking towards him down the aisle and was about to say "I do." Now, where did he put that ring...

Monday, November 14, 2011

Take these and Call me in the morning

So I ended up with some crazy mystery illness this past week, which rendered me pretty much useless since Wednesday. I decided this little candy striper would be appropriate today for my recovery.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Under the Sea

6"x 9"
Watercolor on paper

Sure, the fish are pretty, but this saltwater is murder on her hair.


Tuesday, November 8, 2011

On Pointe

6"x 9"
Watercolor on paper

All of my watercolor paper dolls will soon be appearing in my Etsy shop. Stay tuned for your chance to get one of these little pieces.


Monday, November 7, 2011

She's a Maniac

And she's dancin' like she's never danced before.


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Wednesday, November 2, 2011

At the Mall

"Gross me out! That looser totally asked me out."

I never had this exact outfit in the 80's, but I am proud (or embarrassed) to say that I had one of those hats, and ALWAYS tight-rolled my jeans.


Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Totally Rad


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