Doll maker Nancy Wiley uses her talents to illustrate 'Wonderland'
First published in print: Thursday, October 8, 2009
Nancy Wiley has spent her life in what most children would consider the best of all possible worlds.
"He was always making things, and I always found it fascinating and a huge influence," Wiley said. She ended up apprenticing with him and had a 20-year career making dolls, which she sold at toy shows across the country.
For her latest venture, Wiley spent a year and a half inside another world children adore -- Lewis Carroll's "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland." Her new edition of the classic is illustrated with photographs of the three-dimensional scenes Wiley created in her Canandaigua studio.
Wiley will sign copies of the book at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Hudson Opera House, 327 Warren St. in Hudson, and at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Tea Shop of Woodstock, 7 Maple Lane in Woodstock.