Saturday, January 12, 2008

Illustration Friday Submission - Stitch - my hand stitched doll


When I was about 5 years old...I got a little raggedy anne doll....she is about 4-5 inches tall and I took her everywhere I went for years....She was hand stitched ....so I thought I would make a special illustration as a tribute to her....perfect for this week's theme ....
To this day, I still have this doll and it sits on my desk in my studio...bringing me a smile and warmth from the past and inspiration for the future...
silly I know...but funny how something from our childhood can do all that...
Have a wonderful day!
Cheers,
Diana

18 comments:

NANCY LEFKO said...

she's wonderful and brings back memories of my own Raggedy Ann....alas, she is gone....but I have always loved the simplicity and innocence that is Raggedy Ann.

Lisa said...

oh what a great illustration
makes me wish I kept my doll.

thanks for the memories

Digital Scott's illustrationblog said...

Really sweet and nice. Thanks for stopping by too!

Ces said...

Thanks for your kind comments but I might say that details are your specialty. I especially like the threaded needle on the spool because that is what I exactly do. Thanks for explaining how you do these attractive and fantastic illustrations.

Mark said...

the colour is spot on in this work

love the spools of thread and the needles

Chickengirl said...

always wonderful to have something to hold on to from Childhood. Lovely!

Carmen said...

LOVE IT!!! I can't believe (actually I can) how create you are!

Melissa & Emmitt said...

Hi Diana!
Oh! your raggedy ann doll is wonderful!
what a gift that you still have her. what a great post!
melissa

Diana Evans said...

thanks for all the wonderful comments everyone!!!

love hearing from you...

Cheers,
Diana

rbaird said...

You've bought back some really good memories with this one.
Well done.

Alicia said...

oh how sweet I had one of these too
wish I kept mine

lucky you

Rrramone said...

Nice colors Diana!

atomicvelvetsigh said...

when i was about that age too i ha a fave doll that i bring everywhere even beside me when i sleep. one day coming from school (well in school toys are not allowed) i saw my brother and his playmate ripped her off and destroyed her. mean act which to this day he didnt know why they did it. i was devastated then. but i guess we just laugh at that now.

thanks for sharing your art and reminding me of my silly childhood..

Irvine said...

Oh! She's pretty. Is there a boy version though?

Teri C said...

What a wonderful tribute to a wonderful memory.

SeƱorita Pil said...

So cute, love your work!

ValGalArt said...

It doesn't seem silly to me. A wonderful post and your illustration makes me feel those good things too!

Dot said...

I love her! I did a doll too, but mine's creepier ;)

 
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