Last year when I sold a doll the new owner, Jackie, said she was excited because her son had purchased her a doll tea set on one of his trips. She couldn't wait to have her new Izannah doll for tea and said she would send me a picture. To my great surprise it arrived as an Easter greeting today. It is very hard to take a picture of a picture without glare so it is dark. I really love her Christmas display and delighted that my doll takes center stage. Thank you Jackie, you made my day!
(I found this picture of the doll from my original listing)
I have lost count on how many "Izannah" inspired dolls I have made in the last few years. I can see a lot of improvement since my early dolls and what seemed like a daunting task back then comes so easy for me now. I will never aspire to create a truly "historical" doll and have to chuckle when I see that in a dolls description because some of mine have been down right "hysterical" not "historical by any stretch. The important thing is that I am enjoying the process immensely and if someone else likes my dolls enough to buy them all the better. Over the years I have purchased many artists dolls for several reasons, because I love and admire their work, I can learn how other artists create their dolls and I know I am helping to support another artist. It is one thing to sit back and receive compliments on your work but truly an honor when another artist buys what you have made. Thank you to all my customers and fellow doll artists that have supported and encouraged me on my doll making journey.