Here is my mantlepiece, a sort of long-line still
life ! I did the painting for myself over several
years, adding the sledders last year. The dolls
are from my collection and my Mom's. As a child,
my sister and I would help our parents put away
all the things that were on shelves and the piano
top (a baby grand) and then the wonderful doll
collection would be lovingly unwrapped and set up
all over the room on all possible surfaces. It was
magical and I have tried to re-create some of that
feeling here in my own home.
Do click on the photograph because you can
really see the things up close!