Seems I always have too much going on in my head! The idea of seeing Evie as a real girl just wouldn't go away, so I played with some sketches. Here she is as a young Victorian girl;
This reminds me of an old postcard or Valentine--I could see hooking it in lots of "girly" pinks and creams and roses.
So far, this one is my favorite;
I love American Folk art--I can see Evie in this period. Her head is a bit oversized, as these portraits were often done. I would hook her long hair in curls, and her gown would either be rich blues or maybe reds, to look like velvet. Even though I am nowhere near done with her current portrait, I like to get things together for winter projects. I will get a few more composite portraits of her ready before I head to Office Max to get them enlarged and printed.