Welcome to My Red Cape. Long ago in another time my husband Jack and I lived in a little old red house. It was the stuff of dreams to us for the few years that we were there. I live there still a number of hours every day in imagination, with old dolls and paintings and fabrics and feather trees. I draw inspiration and happiness from the memories of that space in time and share some of it here with friends who remember how to step with Alice through the looking glass and take delight in whimsies and antiquities.

For more than sixty years I have studied, collected, repaired, and loved antique dolls. They have been back ground music in my life at every stage, sometimes louder, sometimes subdued, but always there with me. To see only the posts about dolls on this blog, click the banner on the right titled Dolls for My Red Cape. Keep clicking “Older Posts” to see more. From time to time items are offered for sale under the banner “O’Neill’s Antiques” which was our shop name for many years. ~Edyth O’Neill

Thursday, March 28, 2019

Another week another doll made and another painting finished..

Still trying to put one together each week.    Three done, three more to go. These are the molded cloth heads that Elaine has made from my old sculpt plus plenty of her own magic as she worked with them. Elaine has two , and has given me the rest. The very small Steiff bear is just right for the little boy doll to hold.

  I love the little bonnets but hate to hide the doll's hair.  

It is hard to focus and divide my time between painting on canvas and making dolls.  I am using a few days each week for each pursuit...And it gets worse,  I am gathering supplies to make beaded leather medicine pouches with my daughter Cheryl when she  visits soon.  Here is my Road Runner, the state bird of New Mexico.     "Our Bird!"    Oil on Canvas  11 x 14 inches.   e

Saturday, March 16, 2019

art fun

On Saturday March 2nd I sat for Bill Kalwick's demo at the
National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society
"Best of America" SMALL PAINTING National Exhibition Held at Hanna Gallery in Fredericksburg. That was the culmination of three great days of art. 

I enjoyed being with the great group of artists.

       Bob Rohm demo

 At home I am painting adobe, this one with permission for non commercial use from the collection of palace of Governors  Santa Fe. Photo is B and W.  Subject Taos Pueblo of course, date in the 1930's.
oil on panel, 14 by 11 

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