Tegan teaching a fan how to play Alligator at the 9:30 Club in DC tonight.
omg that little girl is so lucky!
52 Weeks Of Art / W27 - First steps repairing an old doll (about 1920s)
I took the doll apart today, took detailed photos of everything and pulled the eyes out of the head which were fallen down. Taking the wig off also revealed the Kämmer & Reinhardt and Simon & Halbig logos and her mold number (122)
My dear grand aunt passed away a few weeks ago, and from all her belongings my mom brought me back this beautiful old doll. She is a Simon & Halbig 122 mold and I suspect her to be from around 1920-30. I instantly fell in love with her. Everything about her seems to tell a story and I’m so proud to have her now, because if my grand aunt had kept her for like 80 years, she must’ve been special to her.
I’m gonna go for the challenge and try to repair her myself (though I might keep the crack in her face because I find it endearing… it looks like a tear, sort of). Upon first inspection I found her eyes weren’t missing, but just fell inside her porcelain head, and her stringing has come loose over the years. I might also invest in a new wig. I’m really inspired by her, can’t wait to start. I’ll probably update about my progress.
Due to technical difficulties, T&S choose dancing instead of bantering to distract the crowd for perhaps the first time ever?? Hahahaha
52 Weeks Of Art / W26 - new doll head (unfinished)