Janne Robberstad

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By spotogspindel | August 7, 2010

Meet Ruthie. I know her. Or rather, I used to know her,  as she passed away a decade ago. I knew her about 60 years after this photo was taken of her. Ruth grew up in Brooklyn, NY and married my uncle, the mermaid-hunter, after a short, but intense career as a glamorous model in New York in the 40s. She was discovered by a talent-scout when she was working at Macy´s in the scarves-department. She had the most classic look of the decade, and was a big hit. And the rest is history.

Well, here of course you can only see her 5-year-old head, with that cute old winter-hat she always ran around in. The rest of her body has been re-assembled from bits and pieces. There was absolutely nothing wrong with her body, not at all, she really was a model, but I´ve told you that already. No, you see, she always wanted to travel the world, but apart from moving to Norway at 65, she never got to see any other countries. So I thought that to honor her wish, she´d get a limb from every continent on this special occasion.

This is just a try-out, I´m testing my new printer. I am still not satisfied with how much of the details disappear. I´ve gone over her with markers, which is ok, but I´d sure like a printer I was satisfied with for once!

Also, I´m not sure what I need a paper-doll for. Do you think I should try making her in fabric? As a doll? (But then again, do I need a doll?) Or as a decoration on a top of some kind? Suggestions? Maybe I should frame her and put her up on the family- wall…

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