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One of Elaine Rudisill Miller’s latest books.

We all know paper dolls, right? Perhaps you played with them when you were younger. But have you thought much about the creation of paper dolls?

I hadn’t, until I watched the illustrator panel during the Deep Valley Book Festival. There, panelist Eileen Rudisill Miller talked about her fascinating career as a paper doll artist.

Miller trained as a fashion artist and then worked for several years in product design at The Franklin Mint. She has produced more than 100 paper doll books, both for publishers and on her own. She’s curated a shop on Etsy that features her work along with the work of artists she admires.

Check out her website, and perhaps you will be inspired to resume your paper doll hobby!