Lady Shoe-Shine is 29 cm high and 24 cm long.
I got the idea of making a doll in a shoe when I first saw an article announcing a wonderful exhibition about the Russian Tsar family Romanov in the museum Hermitage in Amsterdam. One of the pictures showed a number of silk, embroided shoes, worn by the Russian princesses. That’s what I wanted to work with and Lady Shoe-Shine was born..
Lady Shoe-Shine sits in a very elegant manner in her silk shoe, holding an umbrella made out of ribbons and pearls. I made her dress by hand out of silk and lace, covered with little pearls and ribbons. I gave her a rather simple hair-do, which makes her look even more innocent and which places the attention of the viewer on the beautiful umbrella..
Clothes, shoe and hair have all been hardened with Paverpol. I painted the lady with Acrylics, I gave her handpainted eyes and varnished her several times.