After assembling her head and body and fitting her with a custom wig, I am now on to the design of her elaborate costume. I am filled with anticipation for how it will turn out. Though it is so clear in my mind how it should look and I even have a drawing of the details, the final result usually has some variation from the original design.
Little porcelain heads - took me long enough to sculpt and paint them - 7 firings for painting the eyes and creating the expressions. They seem to come to life with each layer of paint, and each has her own story. Sometimes I image that they are magical and born from flowers, to bring us inspiration and joy.
My work-in-progress of little porcelain heads, I simply love painting them, layer by layer giving them character and expression - slowly but steadily moving forward.