Thursday, August 23, 2012

Bad hair day


Here is Alice. She is a small cabinet sized doll, about 15 inches. That is small for me, I usually make dolls in the 20 to 30 inch range. I painted her in oils, which I love. I hope to do a lot more oil painted dolls this winter.
The problem with Alice is I used tibetan lambswool for her hair. Now it is huge and unruly, and I don't know what to do with it, It looks like she stuck her finger in a light socket!
This photo shows the fabric I will be using for her dress. She will be the classic Alice in Wonderland, but what to do about 
THAT HAIR!
Here she is full size. But do you see that hair? I have tried tying it back like the classic Alice, but it just pops out all over! Maybe once I have her dressed something will come to me. Or maybe she will just be 
Alice of the Unruly Hair!

5 comments:

Mary Ann said...

Could you pull it back and put a big blue bow in her hair to anchor it? I recently made a doll using mohair and I found it very hard to use too.

anniebeez said...

Yes that is what I think I am going to try to do. Its just so poofy!
~Annie

Annie said...

Love that face. I actually like the wild, wild hair. I think she's channeling Diana Ross from the 80's.!

Poet Whale said...

I love the hair the way it is. Wearing an Autumn color dress, she's right into the Halloween and Fall harvest. Lovely doll

Nicole said...

You could always braid it.