Her answer was typically her...that they were an island (she also sent a map) off the coast of Australia and "the next stop was the South Pole!!!" That was just the beginning! I had just "met" one of the most delightful people ever! Her name....Dianne Smith.
She was thrilled that I had the set of 4" DA doll molds (evidently, she said, the last ones in existence) and would I send them to her! I did...but I had no idea what an artist I had just "met!"
I have made porcelain dolls for some years now but I was flabbergasted at the ones she does...the finest, tiniest miniature babies I've ever seen! Not only that, but she knits beautiful clothing for them! Even the smallest one I've made looks gigantic next to the exquisite miniature babies and children she creates!
Here are some of her prize-winning entries in one show:
She did send me this picture of a Pouty Billy she made (23-1/2") so that I will know she makes the larger ones as well!
In addition she had a daughter who is a musician here in the US so we can share our love of that as well. I also get wonderful funny tidbits about the life in her part of the world....what an education I've had!
We've visited back and forth for more than a year now and every time she sends a new picture of her creations, I'm in awe all over again. I'm sharing the pictures with you with her permission of course so you can see what beautiful work it is!
From what I understand it is made from a very old pattern and is created from one continuous thread from beginning to end. That she had taken the time to create this charming bit of beauty for me made all the computer chaos and tangled technology just melt back into perspective. When you have friends like this, you realize what's really important!