Doll News Winter 2015 - (Page 20)

Marianna's Gift: The Hands that Heal by Susan Dossetter Marianna has finely painted eyebrows and lashes, magenta painted lips, and very pale blond locks of human hair that frame her face, under a silk and lace cap embellished with delicate silk flowers. 20 WINTER 2015 A doll is born the moment the eyes are placed inside her. That, in any case, is when I first began not only to see, but also to hear and to feel. I did, in fact, have lovely ears that had been delicately carved a day or two before, and a fine nose with two red dots for nostrils, but it was not until my black, enamel, pupiless eyes were carefully set into my wooden head that I remember anything at all. My body had been carved from a single piece of white birch, with wooden arms and legs that were jointed and affixed to my shoulders and hips. My legs were attached with wooden peg joints, my upper arms with cloth and my lower arms and hands with wire. I had great, long-fingered hands that were, as was common in those days, a bit too large for my graceful stature. I had been dipped in gesso and then covered with two coats of milky paint and three coats of varnish. Before applying the varnish I had been given soft pink cheeks, finely painted black eye brows and lashes and brilliant magenta lips. And then, my eyes were inserted, and I was alive. I could now see who had made me - a gentle, older, red faced man named Samuel, who worked out of a small, crowded workshop at Number Sixteen Old Broad Street. Samuel's hands were calloused, and a bit rough on my shiny

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Doll News Winter 2015

From the Editor
UFDC Offi cers and Regional Directors
President’s Message
UFDC Conference Calendar
A Warm Welcome to Our Newest Members
A Dream Come True, UFDC’s 66th Annual Convention Information and the 2015 UFDC National Convention Registration Card
2015 UFDC National Competitive Exhibit Early Information
Fundraising Committee Report
Marianna’s Gift: The Hands that Heal
Marianna Original Paper Doll
Wonderful Japanese Kokeshi Dolls
Alien (Heads) or The Invasion of the (Peg Wooden) Body Snatchers
The Ralph Waldo Emerson Family Dolls
Louisa May Alcott, Madame Alexander and the Little Women Dolls
Hepzibah’s Milkmaids – The Dolls of The House of the Seven Gables
A Child A Doll A Portrait
Shared Passions 2014 UFDC Special Exhibit The Wild West
Shared Passions 2014 UFDC Special Exhibit Dianna Effner
Shared Passions 2014 UFDC Antique Competitive Exhibit Part 1
Shared Passions 2014 UFDC Modern Competitive Exhibit Part 1
Shared Passions 2014 UFDC In Appreciation
The Art of Technology
Painted Perfection – The Story of Susan Fosnot
Masquerade - The History of Costume Balls and Fancy Dress
Go Ahead, Make a Scene! Creative Collecting, Part 1
Club Notes
Reviewing Resources
UFDC Awards of Excellence Nomination Information and Form
Doll-ers & Sense
In Our Memories
News & Notes
Member-At-Large Form

Doll News Winter 2015