McLaughlin made some strange animal paper dolls in the 1890s (you can see some others if you click "animals" under the categories to the right. But this is probably the strangest I've come across.
I suppose it has charm; makes me wonder at all the creepy dolls and toys that are on the market today that 100 years from now people will wonder about the appeal.
Anyway, this is just one of those quick check-in posts to make sure I try to keep things going. Wanted to post about my current work-in-progress but I haven't worked up the courage for a reveal since it's still very unfinished.
I will say it's doll-related, but in a maybe unexpected way.
I will also say that I am still thinking of tearing down this site (and rebuilding ~ so no, it's not going to just go away). But it's lacked serious focus for more years than I care to acknowledge. I just haven't quite figured out what it is I want to do with it.
Okay, I got a little distracted when I went back to my worktable. I was going to paint clothing, but then struck upon the idea that James and Emmie have a bloodhound named Buster and I thought: why not?
And look at how adorable he is! Could you resist?
I am sure Buster won't be the last of the pets and other various animals that appear throughout the story. It was fun painting him as the first.
You can expect more dogs, horses, some birds, and a cat or two eventually.
Buster was born in 1850. At the start of Stain the Earth Red, he's already 10 years old.