Beautifully-dressed dolls on display at PRCC | Schools
The following is a press release from Pearl River Community College:
Elaborately-dressed dolls are on display through March 20 in the Moody Hall gallery at Pearl River Community College.
Dorothy Stone of Hattiesburg took a life-long love of collecting dolls and turned it into a creative business, Dorothy’s Best Dress Dolls.
She designs and sells made-to-order fashions for dolls sized 24 inches and larger.
“I view dolls as works of art that combine many art forms, including painting, sculpting, clothing design and fabric art,” she said. “Dolls evoke positive emotions and reactions in both women and men of all ages.”
Stone holds degrees in dietetics and exercise physiology from the University of Southern Mississippi and has been a registered dietician for more than 25 years. She works at Forrest General Hospital while pursing her designing interests.
Charleen Null, art instructor at PRCC, invited Stone to display her dolls after learning of her designs through a mutual acquaintance.
For the current exhibit, she designed a Little Miss PRCC outfit, making the dress from silk PRCC ties she bought on eBay.
Stone has set up a website for her business at www.dorothysbestdresseddolls.com with photos and an order page.
“It’s just now starting to take off,” she said. “For awhile, I was just kind of playing around with it. Now, I’m starting to promote it.”