She took a soft towel, filled it with sand and finally took a potato as a head. Some of my early dolls have that improvised feel, minus the potato head.

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A far cry from a sand filled towel with a potato head.

I like to end with images of the dolls fully clothed. Lou collects dolls and also creates energetic paintings using mixed media. Her figural mixed media paintings reference folk art dolls and story-telling.Take the time see some of her other works here. As collectors we treasure them and as artists we are inspired by them. The thirteenth edition of this highly respected price guide includes more than 7, 000 values for antique, modern and contemporary dolls, dating from the 17th century to those still being made today by manufacturers and artists.

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