Last February while in Puerto Vallarta I took a doll workshop at ART VallARTA. Rebecca Roth of Original Friends (www.prisondolls.com) was our instructor and guide.
Her name Milagra, milagro is Spanish for "miracle" - and I just finished her last night.(that was it's own miracle!)
We started with a fabric form, from there you were on your own. I painted the entire body of mine, the cloth for the underskirt and myself. Of course I did the her face as well.
I knew I wanted to incorporate something "Mexican" into the doll and thought of milagros - religious folk charms that you see thru out Mexico.
Her skirt is decorated with the milagros and she has one at her throat.
I am happy with her, though I may add some more milagros.
You can never have too many miracles.
Check out their website, theirs is a wonderful and heartwarming story.