Doll News Spring 2014 - (Page 122)
Capturing the Classics -
By Jill Kaar Hanson
Photography by Gerald Hanson
Fig. 1 - Ingrid and her Izannah Walker stand in the light provided
by the glass Rondel window in the study at the Captain Frederick
Pabst Mansion. Created in an edition of 250 in 1999, the little doll
was hand painted on cloth in the Lawton Studios.
hildren's book author and illustrator, Tasha
Tudor, has long been a favorite of doll artist
Wendy Lawton. In her private library are
editions of most of Tasha Tudor's illustrated books
and several times she approached Tudor about the
possibility of creating a doll based on a Tudor drawing.
Over the years Wendy discovered that Tasha
Tudor's life embodied her period illustrations.
"She lived in her favorite early 19th century era.
Fascinating," Wendy remarked.
In 2010 Wendy created a Tribute to Tasha Tudor -
in honor of the life and work of the late artist. She is
not based on any speciﬁc illustration, but rather on
the photographs of period clothing that Tasha Tudor
collected and modeled on children, even her own.
Fig. 2 - Gabrielle and her Greiner enjoy reading to Heidi
Steiner's Grover in Captain Pabst's study. Introduced in 2003
in an edition of 250, Gabrielle has a human hair wig and her
Greiner is 6-inches tall and made from composition and cloth.
Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Doll News Spring 2014
From the Editor
UFDC Officers and Regional Directors
Welcome Newer Members
Fundraising Committee Report
Shared Passions - 2014 UFDC Convention
Tasha Tudor + Dolls = Enchanting Art
Early Juneau Bebe Part II
My Dear Hitty
A Capital Affair 2013 Antique Competitive Exhibit Part II
A Capital Affair 2013 Modern Competitive Exhibit Part II
A is for Annabelle - the story of a doll
Annatasha - A Paper Doll
A Visit to the Coleman Collection
Unending Delight - Tasha's World of Dolls
A Capital Affair 2013 Special Exhibit - The Four Seasons of Sandra Sue
A Capital Affair 2013 - Beautiful Boys, Gorgeous Girls - Asian and American BJDs
All About Lavinia Loring, A French Fashion Doll Reprinted from THE LETTER, Volume 3, Number 1, Summer 1983
Life before TV - UFDC Region 1 Conference
Christine Crocker - The Pastoral Dollmaker
Capturing the Classics - The Classic Plaything Collection of Wendy Lawton
The Story of Marjorie Tudor
Behind the Scenes - Regional Director Training
Isn't It Romantic
In a More Romantic Time - A Paper Doll
I is for Inspiration
Judging Dolls in UFDC Competitions
Region Director Candidates
In Our Memories
News & Notes
Doll News Spring 2014