Floradora Smiles

Before Face

In 2020, one of my lovely wooden-doll-carving friends sent me a dogwood blank to carve since we were prevented from getting together by the pandemic lockdown.   I did manage to extract Floradora from the wood, though dogwood is one of the hardest woods I have ever carved.  I loved her very much, but I thought she ended up a little serious and remote.  So this year, when my carving friends were at last able to meet in person again, I brought Floradora with me, hoping to put a smile on her face and cute her up a little – this is her face before I changed anything…

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During Face

…and here she is after I gave her a nice cheerful smile!

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Before Hair

While I was at it, I “fixed her hair”…

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During Hair

…by carving a dogwood flower in it.

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Smile

I didn’t dislike her before, but I love Floradora’s new happy smile!!

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After Face

…and she seems to have  more enthusiasm for everything…

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After hair

…and a pretty flower in her hair to remind us of the wood she is made from!

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18 thoughts on “Floradora Smiles

  1. This is a magical touches on her face… I loved too dear Hitty Lady, and without a doubt I am a lover of your photos. Thank you, Love, nia

  2. You have such skill and talent, both versions are gorgeous, I love how you’ve managed to adjust her expression and hairdo without appearing to lose any size/ volume. I hope you have the opportunity to show someone else how to do this.

  3. Such magic you have brought to the delightful Floradora. Her smile and twinkle were very much worth waiting for. Her dogwood blossom is the final touch that brings a smile to both her comings and goings. Thanks so much for sharing the transformation of this delightful being.

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