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John Keats miniature art doll

PostPosted: Sat Jan 19, 2013 6:23 pm
by Cath
Forgive me for lowering the tone briefly here. But somebody showed me a webpage today with curious crafted dolls of writers and Keats is among them:

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http://www.etsy.com/listing/89715039/john-keats-doll-miniature-poet-art?ga_search_query=keats

What do you think? Not very flattering, no? Keats had, we are told, a fine nose (not one bashed crooked in a rugby match :roll: ) and with the exception of broad shoulders was slighter (i.e. less overweight!) than imagined here.

Re: John Keats miniature art doll

PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2013 2:14 am
by Ennis
That's too funny!!

Re: John Keats miniature art doll

PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2013 7:40 pm
by Raphael
LOL!!

Re: John Keats miniature art doll

PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2013 5:05 pm
by MrsRsCat
How about these?
http://www.etsy.com/listing/94813913/jo ... gs-vintage

I bought them!
(sorry, rotten at doing links!)

Re: John Keats miniature art doll

PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2013 1:25 am
by Ennis
MrsRsCat wrote:How about these?
http://www.etsy.com/listing/94813913/jo ... gs-vintage

I bought them!
(sorry, rotten at doing links!)


I like the earring on the right, but the typewriter on the left bothers me. Too bad the artist couldn't find a way to create that one with an image of a quill and/or ink-pot. Anyway, that pair of earrings is much, much better than that pitiful looking "doll." Even though my pierced ears closed up about a hundred years ago, I would have bought them because they're Keats related, and I'm such a sucker for just about anything that's connected to him. I'd probably buy that doll if it wasn't so goofy looking, but I just can't! It's too much like an insult to his memory!!

Re: John Keats miniature art doll

PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2013 11:01 pm
by MrsRsCat
I really like my earrings, even though the typewriter is a bit of an anachronism ... Wore them to go to Keats House last month so now are even more special.

Re: John Keats miniature art doll

PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2013 10:03 pm
by Raphael
MrsRsCat wrote:I really like my earrings, even though the typewriter is a bit of an anachronism ... Wore them to go to Keats House last month so now are even more special.


Theyr'e nice. Shame they didn't do quill pens as well!

Re: John Keats miniature art doll

PostPosted: Sun Jan 27, 2013 2:42 am
by MrsRsCat
And if I was being really picky the Hilton portrait isn't my favourite an I would have preferred Mr Brown's!
And as we seem to be on a Keatsian retail roll here, I will add that the reason I was at Keats House was to (plug alert!) drop off more of my cards for their shop (situated in Mrs Brawne's parlour). Labour of love, you might say!
https://www.etsy.com/listing/85880480/j ... eats-house

Re: John Keats miniature art doll

PostPosted: Sun Jan 27, 2013 3:04 am
by Malia
Oh! I love your card. It's so imaginative and sweet and poignant all at the same time. You are talented!

Re: John Keats miniature art doll

PostPosted: Sun Jan 27, 2013 2:13 pm
by Raphael
I like it too and the Wordsworth cottage!

Re: John Keats miniature art doll

PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2013 2:35 am
by Ennis
MrsRsCat wrote:And if I was being really picky the Hilton portrait isn't my favourite an I would have preferred Mr Brown's!
And as we seem to be on a Keatsian retail roll here, I will add that the reason I was at Keats House was to (plug alert!) drop off more of my cards for their shop (situated in Mrs Brawne's parlour). Labour of love, you might say!
https://www.etsy.com/listing/85880480/j ... eats-house



Very well done! I'm especially glad to see you didn't include the Chester Room.
I wish I had any kind of creative talent. I so admire all the poets and artists who are my Keats friends.

Re: John Keats miniature art doll

PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2013 12:39 am
by MrsRsCat
Thank you all! What made me particularly glad was that Keats House approached me rather than the other way around. It started me off on a long term project - and an art card business, so thank you Mr Keats!