A couple of years ago when Janet Myhill-Dabbs let me know this beauty was up for adoption, I could not adopt this beautiful girl quickly enough. When Janet visited last Fall, she offered to enhance her eye painting to be more in keeping with the original studio doll and less of the previous owner’s request. I was happy to see how her new eyes might look though I liked her eyes before and everything about her. The first two outdoor photos were taken when she first arrived and are on the blog. 😊
The beautiful Gypsy before….and….
The stunning Gypsy after. ❤
Do you like her new eyes? Here are a couple of close up photos of her eyes before and after.
“Before eyes” I like these eyes very much but….
“After eyes”. I just love the new eyes. Gypsy is a most beautiful rendition. Thank you Janet. ❤
Which eyes do you like best? I would love to hear from you all out in Sasha land. 😊 xxx
p.s. the photo below is of the gorgeous, original studio doll. How amazing she is!!! ❤
I am so glad you let me paint the eyes to how I originally intended Ginger, for me it is the 2nd of course. I always felt unhappy with how I was asked to paint the first eyes and was so relieved when you adopted her as I knew you trusted I would do the right thing by her!
I am so glad too Janet. I had complete trust that you had the best vision for her, no doubt in my mind! So it was a leap of faith but really more of a small step than a leap because I know your work. Thank you again! 😊 xxx
OMGosh!! Janet’s work never ceases to amaze me. There really is a big different in the before and after. Well not a really BIG difference. More like enhanced and true to Janet’s rendition of Studio painting technique. She is very lovely, Ginger. What a treat to have her in your collection.
Thank you Cathy! I agree, there is a big difference between the before and after. I am glad you like her too. She is a real beauty. Now I think I should try and find her some jewelry…do you think so? 😊 xxx
Oh yes Ginger. She does need some beads. Looking forward to seeing more of her, again. Soon.
I think so too, she is Gypsy after all. 😊
She is a pretty girl before AND after! Janet has done a fantastic job!
Thanks Ronny. Hope you are having a great day! ❤️ xxx
The after eyes are stunning , just like those on the Studio gypsy doll are. I do love how Janet paints the dolls eyes. 🙂 xx
Thanks Dee. I do too, really beautiful. 😊 xxx
I agree that she was sweet before but now she has much more of a presence, she’s lovely Ginger, Janet has done a great job of making her more like the Studio Gypsy doll.
Big hugs xxx
Thanks Sharon. So far the new eyes have it. Have a great week ahead my friend. 😊 XXX
Dear Ginger, the after eyes are stunning and much truer to the original. Either way you have a wonderful doll! So happy for you!
Thank you Peggy. Gypsy is a beautiful girl and especially now with her new eyes. 😊 xxx
Love this blog. Gypsy’s eyes were lovely ‘before’ but they are now stunning and she looks far more like her inspiration. ‘After’ most definitely gets my vote ❤
Hi Tricia! I am with you and agree she looks much more like her inspiration now. A wonderful improvement. 😊 xxx
I’m going to go for the AFTER more dramatic eyes too as I think that they are truer to Sasha Morgenthaler’s original painting.
(The BEFORE eyes are imo are more in keeping with the Gotz second serie limited edition doll Yamka.)
I agree MORE jewelery is definitely needed.
Thank you Kendal. The hunt is on for bubbles, bangles, and beads. 😊 xxx
Yes Kendal, that was exactly my brief for the first painting, you are so good! ❤
Hi Ginger, Gypsy is stunning and to me the after eyes 👀 are definately the best. Her face draws you in to her eyes now and they definately have more soul. Love ❤️ her and looking forward to seeing her with more beads. Thank you for sharing her xxx Sue
Hi Sue! I agree with you….her new eyes are the best! Gypsy will return and she will be properly adorned as she should be as a beautiful gypsy girl. 😊 xxx