Thursday, January 01, 2009

Beautiful Crissy

I made this journal page in response to a prompt for the online class that I'm taking (Kelly Kilmer's). The page will look more balanced when it is in the book, opposite another page. Next time, I'll start journaling closer to the gutter. I struggled with the pens! My black Pigma marker was dried up (dang!) and I could only find my Fine Pitt Pen, not the medium that I really need. So I had to go over the ink in sharpie (because it was too light). Then the sharpie was having some trouble so I switched to a Faber Castel fine permanent marker. Too much work.I loved Beautiful Crissy. She was a beautiful 18" redhead with black pupil less eyes. Her hair could flow all the way down to her ankles, or with a twist of a knob on her back, her tresses would magically "feed" into her head. this is what Crissy looked like -- and this is Cinnamon -- who I thought was Crissy's baby sister. But actually she was Crissy's best friend Velvet's sister. I loved my red headed dolls. I think that they are in a box in my parent's shed. I'm pretty sure that I have the original clothes for both....

8 comments:

Joanne Huffman said...

I think your journaling looks very cool - even if you had pen problems.

Joanne

Anonymous said...

HI..JUST WONDERING IF OTHERS HAVE THE PROBLEMS READING YOUR BLOG THAT I DO..THE LEFT SIDE POSTING GOES INTO THE DECORATIVE DECORATIONS ON THAT SIDE AND MAKES IT REALLY DIFFICULT TO READ..JUST WONDERING IF THIS IS INTENTIONAL..I'M NEW TO THIS LURKING BUSINESS..GREAT BLOG..LOVE TO READ OFALL YOUR TALLENTS,ETC.VAL

Talking Horses Arts said...

Happy New creating year!
Just enjoy your blog so much!
Could not resist tagging you!
Andrea.

Anonymous said...

mother said.

Yes it is difficult to read and that's the good news. I think Velvet's missing along with her original clothes.
No it isn't a N.Y.'s resolution to be more vocal on site. Sometimes you just have to put up your hand.
Sorry. YKW

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juneh said...

oh, oh, oh...I had/have(?) a Chrissy Doll...the one with the green dress...I remember...we had a Velvet doll too! And when Cabbage Patch came out...(yes I was in high school) my request was for a red haired one too! AND Santa came through for me too....amazing since they were sooo popular then...huge line ups and possible fights at the store among shoppers!

Nicolette said...

I love seeing Crissy! I still have Velvet....as a brunette, I was always in awe of her beautiful blonde hair....

Sandy Michelle said...

This is adorable! BTW, I just read your article in somerset sew and it was awesome! Congrats girl!!!

Sand xo