Friday, March 20, 2009

NEW Suffragettes!

My new Great American Suffragettes! I can't wait to do more!! I'm presently looking for more cabinet cards for just the right images.
This one I call Hester...she is created a little different with little arms and slightly taller than the others.
Her very flowery hat is spectacular! I used 100% organdy, vintage lace and pure silk ribbon for the Votes for Women ribbon.
Lilly is a smart little character with her fancy feathered hat. Her dress is a embellished with Victorian lace.

Tiny high button shoes are crafted from paper clay.

Minnie is dressed in a vintage WOMAN'S police uniform complete with Billy Club...hum. I touched all the buttons with an old gold color for a shiny brass button look. This police officer carries a banner that reads about the Great Scourge and what to do about it! ( Women's suffrage)

This very zealous and sweet Prudence has her message all over her pinafore! I reduced an actual Women's Suffrage Rosette from a picture in the cause colors of purple, green and white. The center reads: Votes For Women but it's so small you can't read it. I added a drop of clear glaze for an official button look.

Vivian has her hands full with literature and her large banner about the Great Scourge.


Winifred is a dainty thing in her solid white pure organdy and vintage lace dress. I made her boots lace up. Under the pure silk ribbon, Winifred actually wears a women's suffrage ribbon.
Winifred all has slender arm with a vintage lace cuff and paper clay hands. The great American Suffragettes stand at various heights on patriotically painted and distressed wooden blocks. The small wooden discs are covered with 1911 print and touched with a golden edge.
I hope you enjoy them. The more I work on this project...the deeper I think about this period in our history...wow!
These little ladies will be available on ebay starting this Sunday.
Enjoy...

10 comments:

Funky Art Queen said...

OH, these are the cutest most creative things! I LOVE LOVE LOVE THEM!!!

Pocket Full of Prettys said...

These are adorable. Are you selling these? The Funky Art Queen led me here.

julie Haymaker thompson said...

I beyond LOVE these at first I did not see all the detail and then wow! The are so unique. Julie

tammy smith said...

hi Lenae-
What wonderful and totally original dolls -you should make more of these!

Lyn Newhouse said...

These dolls are so nice!!!! I love them :)

Sparkled Art said...

I came across you blog because of the photo. I just recently started working with collage and mixed media art. This has really opened up new things for my Christian art. I have been just painting and using resin as paint. But I really LOVE collage and mixed media. Another thing I noticed was you favorite book, Bible of Couse. Thats great , don't see that much. Mine too, God is GOOD. Wanted to encourage you as well you are really creative, engoy looking at your work.

Shelley said...

I LOOOOVE your work. Its so inspiring! Thanks for popping by my blog earlier and for your lovely comments. I just had to visit yours, and I am awed by your creativity.
Hugs Shelley

La Donna Welter said...

Happy July 4th to you, to! : )

Susan Pilotto said...

Hi Lanae...I enjoyed hearing from you! Been a big fan of your work for some time now! Your suffregette dolls really touch me, especially how you have created their wee tiny feet...Susan

Little Lovables said...

these are all wonderful!

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