Thursday, November 19, 2015


Hi Everyone!

Last year I introduced Lillian Arena through her daughter Priscilla.  You can see that post here. This is a very elegant and talented woman. Please read and comment so Lillian knows what an inspiration she truly is. 

Email to me from Priscilla

I thought you might want to see what my mother has come up with this year.  
She found an old doll that she had sculpted out of polymer clay.
We purchased putty to make a mold of the head and made these little heads.  
She painted the faces and used little gauze gift bags stuffed with
cotton that had been scented with her perfume.  
She glued the little bag to the head, gave each doll hair and these darling little dolls are ready
to go.  At 96 years old she is still interested in hobbies and especially dolls, bears and Santa’s.
 What a delight Lillian is.

Honor and integrity in art, in life.


  1. Oh they're so sweet and special! Thank you for sharing them today.

  2. what a wonderful story. I'm sure that if I live to be that old I'll find a way to continue to create. After all it's food for the soul and apparently the body! You go Lillian!!
    Happy Thankgiving.
    xx, Carol

  3. Mother accidentally found the doll that started this project. Going through one of her many boxes she came across a doll she had made years ago. At 96 she is still crafting and making dolls. It doesn't matter if the doll is cloth, porcelain or vintage, she loves them all. She is a charter member of several doll and teddy bear clubs in San Jose. Dolls are a big part of her life. She is amazing. Priscilla

  4. She is amazing (of course, I'm a little biased as she's my grandmother). Thank you for posting this! :-)

  5. I remember when I was little, my mom Betty, Lillian's sister, Had a porcelain Shirley Temple doll. Those girls shared a love of dolls.

  6. AMAZING at 96-such an inspiration for everyone! I am blessed to have such a talented and beautiful Mother. Her creations are treasures.


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