Saturday, January 13, 2007

Featured Artist: Kathi Mendenhall

What a small world we live in! I received a darling note from Kathi Mendenhall congratulating me upon the birth of Lizzy. And therein lay the surprise ~ she is the one who dressed the Regency Lady featured on January 5th on this very blog! The photo below is one of her latest creations. Here is her note:

Sumaiya,

I enjoyed looking at your blogspot today. Very nice. And your first sculpture was wonderful. I have very cold feet about even diving into to sculpting. But this is the year to try it.

I was amazed when I scrolled down to find the Elizabeth Bennett from "Pride and Prejudice" on your site. Did you know that I dressed that doll? Kate Forrest painted her for the kit, I dressed her and did the pattern, La Petite Belle 5007, and she is still currently at home with me. I am very pleased that you like her. I have loved Jane Austen books forever. I have so many versions, follow-ons and movies it is really crazy.

Your work is wonderful.
Kathi Mendenhall, IGMA Artisan

2 comments:

Kathi Mendenhall said...

Sumaiya, Thank you for your kind words and displaying my work. Kathi

smehreen said...

Dearest Kathi,
It is my privilege to showcase your doll on my blog! :)
Hugs,
Sumaiya.