Wooden figures are more interesting if they can talk. This basically means wagging their chin as thousands of puppets have done over the years. I thought it would be interesting to try an alternative, keeping a stiff lower chin and wagging everything else. This results in a vivacious little figure, full of temperament, so she obviously had to get a dramatic, expressive hairdo and some dangly ear rings to round things off.
Here’s the original rough design showing how the figure’s left arm is pivoted, with holes for the spring and the connecting rod to the head.