It’s been a while now (and when I say a while I mean almost 2 years now… ~_~’… so little time…) that I have been toying with the idea of an I HAVE WINGS doll. And after doodling I came up with Lavanda. Lavanda means Lavender in spanish, of course ^_^
A little girl, of about 8 or 10 years of age; wild, pretty, loves nature and cooking. At first I got very excited with the idea of making a bjd. I sculpted several prototypes but never quite got what I wanted. My sculpting abilities are not super, but all the same I felt she was not herself. I also wanted to make something special and different.
I started to obsess with these antique dolls called Colombian antique dolls. Which are sort of jointed or articulated and have a sculpted head. It was exactly what I needed for Lavanda to come alive.
Although probably my doll will look nothing like this one above, I think she captures the IHW’s feeling and aesthetic. Antique,tea stained dresses are my trademark and an original IHW doll should capture that too.
I am running a first prototype with fabric body right now and tweaking body shapes and wire structure for possing. I think next week she will be ready to show her body and as soon as I can get my hands on silicon rubber I will be casting her first resin head.
I want each of them to be special, her face hand painted with slightly different expressions but always keeping that sort of pout or smirk she had in the first sketches.
Her head is the size of a Tiny Betsy Mc Call and her body is like a Middie Blythe but with loooong legs ^_^ She is funny and a bit quirky and I hope you will love her as much as I do!