and then there is Archibald


and lastly, there is Archibald. He got the top score of 98. He was entered into the same catagory as Haze.. professional, Cloth, Original by Artist entrant.

I wrote- This is “Archibald”. He depicts a wealthy, Edwardian gentleman in his lounging clothes. His body is inspired by wooden mannequin dolls, and also by some of the china-head dolls. He is cloth painted with acrylics.

The judge wrote- “Interesting and well designed concept. Would like to see the jacket lined. Well done!” Minus 2 points in the costume section.

and my take on this one- I think she is right. It would have looked better. I never even thought about it.

All in all, it was a great experience. I wish I could have gone to the show and seen all the dolls. I am pleased that none of the judges mentioned the doll stands. Hopefully that means they were successful.