Following the popularity of our Pink issue, #101, we offer a tribute to the Red, White and Blue in this United States themed issue. Featuring artwork by more than 35 artists, our colorful pages include numerous patriotic paper dolls as well as paper dolls representing all-American activities like sports and beauty pageants. Some paper dolls take a historical approach featuring presidents, first ladies, and fashions of the Colonial era. Several paper dolls spotlight a specific state and some artists gave the patriotic treatment to their favorite movie star.
Also, David Wolfe gives us the history of the Miss America Pageant, Evie Fullingim talks about American fashion designer Claire McCardell, and Marilyn Henry offers advice on painting metallics. And our featured artist is Erin A. Ellis.