Friday, June 12, 2015

Old Doll

Once upon a time my two daughters had a doll they named Betsy.  I decided to draw her. The dress had been made by my grandmother. . .not the original.  Her hair had been 'cut' by one of my daughters and one eye droops a bit. She has been well loved.  My daughter thought it was a good rendition of her. (I still have her.) Both of my daughters have children of their own that are almost all grown. It has been awhile . . she was put away. Once I found her I brought her out. At the time, I was making cloth dolls.

I used Prismacolor pencils, Pitt pen and pan pastels.

Thank you Kristin and Eva for artistic fun and a learning experience on Paint Party Friday. Be sure and see what the other artists have waiting for you.

In case no one has told you today: You are beautiful, Magical, Powerful, Inspiring. And you can achieve whatever you set your mind to.


  1. How great that you still have the doll. She is awesome as is your drawing of her. It's a great job. When I was a young girl, I had a big doll. She was huge. I love her.:)

  2. sweet rendering of a beautiful doll and the memories of her!

  3. What a beautiful post and drawing of memories of your daughters. So sweet and thank you for sharing something so personal. Happy PPF and have a terrific weekend. Rasz #69

  4. Such a sweet the idea of drawing the doll... very nice gesture! Gingham was so in style when I was a kid and now it's back again!

    Hugs Giggles

  5. Love your drawing of Betsy. (Didn't we all have dolls named Betsy?) Thanks for commenting on PPF page about my art. I am missing PPF today. Hope to be back into things next week.

  6. Oh, that is so sweet to draw the favorite doll of your daughters. So good that you still have it! She is so cute, and your drawing looks like a slightly older version of her.