Wednesday, December 3, 2014
Nutmeg and Anise
Meet 2 more of the Spice Girls. This is Nutmeg and Anise. Some of the little brown rayon rat girls, I have called Spice Girls, because I like the names of spices. The last 2 were Cinnamon and Spice.
These girls are dressed in shabby lacy dresses. They are sisters and both have pinkish purple plaid flannel limbs. Their heads and torsos are made from the nicest German rayon I have found yet. It is Schulte. It costs a bundle. It is soft and just a lovely cinnamon brown.
Nutmeg's dress has a bit of pink staining throughout. She is quite a shabby girl, but likes to stay a bit fancy when she can. Both girls have brown painted short boots.
Anise wears a peachier dress, with a bit of creamy beige worked in. Both girls have lacy overskirts, which is very feminine.
I can't tell you how much I am enjoying these little ratty critters. I love them all. I am having a lot of fun putting them in the little room box for their photo sessions. I don't even have to try very hard. To my eye, it all just looks right. I have never been one who likes strictly beautiful things. I like beauty mixed with a bit of comedy. Always. Rats in finery. I just love it. Hard to explain what jazzes me up about them, but they feel like everything I love about art dolls. So, I persist. Maybe it's a call to see beauty in what isn't obvious. Hope you can see beauty today, somewhere where you didn't expect it.