Croakies!

Ramona and I have been working in her Gaultier notebook of fashion designs. While visiting the exhibit of his work in June, I purchased a book of Croquis figures. There are so many cool things like this for kids now! Back in the day, my friends and I used to spend hours drawing fashion girls. I'd borrow my grandma Brownie's Marie Claire magazine, trace or copy a good body position, and THEN draw on the new clothes. It took a lot of time and the silos were never so wonderfully proportioned as what you see here. Finally my mom asked a fabric store for a discarded McCalls pattern catalog and we cut up the long-legged ladies and used them for paper dolls and fit models. Ramona and I collaborate, but she doesn't like to draw the faces. However, I think she's got a particular talent for naming the collections— Drama Mama and Boltz! Yes.