Friday, May 8, 2009

Grodner Tal Doll -Work in Progress



UPDATE::: Just had to snap a quick pic of my pretty bouquet and little Grodner Tal with her newly attached limbs. Life is Good!
Hope everyone had a Happy Mothers Day!!!





I've finally gotten around at trying my hand on a "Grodner Tal" Doll. These dolls were carved completely out of wood in the early 19th century..... I cheated and started with a wooden finial and tweaked it a bit or alot, lol! Sure wish I had a lathe! I'm making mine with a "tuck-comb" hairstyle.
I'm carving her little legs and arms from clothes pins. Not sure how to attach yet?
Here's a picture of her so far.... (you can barely see the photo of an original in background).
I'll try to snap some pics of her arms/legs a little later, but right now my camera battery is charging.
Thanks for visiting!!! Hope everyone has a great weekend too!

16 comments:

Daphne said...

She's wonderful..can't wait to see her finished! What a sweet face.

You must have gotten lots of inspiration on your vacation. :-)

Robin's Egg Bleu said...

She is awesome! At first glance, I thought she was the real thing.

She still looks like the real thing! Can't wait to see her all done.

Julie said...

Oh Nancy , she is FABulous, I just absolutely love her. I can't wait to see your finished. Julie

Doreen said...

Wow Nancy..you are doing a wonderful job..yours and the original look exactly alike to me.

Wonderful!

:)Doreen

Lana said...

Ooooh Nancy! She is beautiful!

Suzanne said...

She is lovely. Looking forward to seeing "the rest" of her! :)

Lone Pierette said...

you are just the BEST !
hugs, Lone

Jan's Art said...

Nancy, she is lovely!!! can't wait to see the finished doll. I love your dolls....

Kingfisher Farm said...

Nancy she's fabulous!! Pam

fiddlestixstudios said...

Nancy,she is amazing!She does look just like the real thing!You are so good!
Hugs:-),
~Mandy

marjonstey said...

What a lovely doll, Marjon.

Lone Pierette said...

I looked again - and it is too much for me !!!!
hugs, Lone

Christine LeFever said...

I too thought she was a genuine old doll that you GOT for Mother's Day! Oh, Nannerly, or is that to the Nanner born? She is remarkably wonderful!

Christine ~ Zwee!!!!!!!!

CARole said...

Nan, what a charming little doll you are making. I have always loved your dolls made from wood the very best. this one is just too fabulous, and she's not even done yet!
Carole

Dollmaker Barb said...

I have a Grodner Tal doll, a gift from my friend Bonnie who had two: one whole and one "disabled," missing her lower leg. Bonnie said, "Make a dress for mine (the whole one) and you can have the other one. So I did, and then I fixed the doll that was mine and dressed her. I named her "Jane" after the Grodner Tal doll in Beatrix Potter's Tale of Two Bad Mice, which my daughter loved, and now my granddaughter, too.
You can see mine on my blog: rainydaydoller.blogspot.com

Dollmaker Barb said...

PS I am also trying to make a Grodner Tal doll, but mine is still in a very primitive state. when I finish her, I will post pics on Rainydaydoller. I'm also learning to carve Hitty dolls.