Less than a month ago, my art blogging soul sister, Marsha (MamaFish at Tumble Fish Studio) introduced me to Sandy Mastroni's handmade, sewn and painted dolls in one of her blog posts here along with a very 'handy' link to Sandy's Etsy shop here.
Needless to say, I was immediately drawn to her quirky, unique dolls and purchased my first in what probably, like Marsha will also become a growing collection of her art dolls. She arrived early last week and I couldn't have been more pleased. Sandy has the ability to capture these unique facial characteristics that speak to me!
One of the features in Etsy is the option of sending the vendor a photograph in the Feedback section. I told Sandy I would do just that and this morning snapped the below photo that features front and center the doll I purchased from her along with my growing collection of other dolls.
I NEVER thought for a moment I would start a doll collection - the tomboy that I've always been - and yet - as you can see, one should NEVER say never....
Her name is Plain Jane and she stands 14 inches tall. Beside her you'll see one of my other recent purchases, the very tall folk art doll I brought home from my recent trip to Puerto Vallarta. She too is hand carved and painted and signed by an artist named "Roberto." Unfortunately, I've been unable to find a link to any on-line information about Roberto.
Plain Jane's new home in my sewing studio
Sandy Mastroni - Plain Jane - Handmade Art Doll