Shadow and Light: Introduction

I did a few different things over the weekend and during the week of blog neglecting (actually, I wasn’t neglecting the blog, I was just busy with a lot of other things for the blog, that weren’t ready to be posted). So, I have a few things to talk about today. I have rewritten my FAQ. I’ve added a few more blogs, not paper doll specific, and removed a few dead links from the Links page. Obviously, the menus have been reorganized. One of these days I will over-haul the Gallery page. I don’t like it. I don’t know what to do with it. It seemed like a good idea at the time, but now I’m dissatisfied with it. I need to think about it.

I’d kill the Gallery if I knew what the heck to do with the content already posted there. Decisions decisions.


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So, I should say that this new paper doll series evolved out of the number of comments I had from people who really liked the shadowed style of paper dolls. I was surprised by the interest in them since I’d always thought I was the only one who liked those paper dolls. How wrong I was.

The truth is that I began this series a long time ago, but never posted it since I didn’t know how to fit it into the schedule and then recently when I looked at the bulging folder full of drawings and the ones in my sketchbook I was really quite proud of, I thought, “I’m bored with Flora. I avoid drawing for her. Just got for it.”

And here we are today with a new paper doll series. I’m excited and pleased (and have songs from the musical Into the Woods stuck in my head, but that’s got nothing to do with this post) and I’d love to hear what people think, as always.


  1. So, I really like how the outfits are on dressmaker dummies, or whatever they are called. It just adds another element in my mind. Really like this one!

  2. I like this shaded doll much better than I liked the shaded curves one (which as just ok). Much nicer and this one actually makes me like the shaded style.

  3. I’m always glad to get feedback about what people think of my paper dolls and I’m pleased to see that other people like them as much as me. I agree with you, Ana, I never thought the Curves were as successful as they could have been, so I’m happy with the new Curves and I’m happy with my new shaded series.

  4. I also like this one much better than Curves I. What a clever arm position for her right arm. Can’t wait to se if she will be holding swords or baskets with kittens in front of her dresses 🙂

  5. I don’t have time to elaborate much, but I really like the changes you are making. Although I liked your old ways too. I like the new Curves dolls too, they’re pretty cool. I like this doll’s sassy haircut.

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