Saturday, February 21, 2009

Visit me at "Global Doll Artists" web site....

I wanted to pass along to everyone how excited I was to be selected as the "Featured Artist" for the month of February, at Global Doll Artists!
If you haven't already gone and checked out the web site, take a minute now and go see whats new with many wonderful artists. This is an awesome website, and the people there are all so very nice to chat with. I have found that it is close knit, and helpful, and everyone is very encouraging to everyone else, which is sometimes a rare thing to find.
I have settled back in after the trip, and have been staying busy getting ready for my next exciting year in the sculpting world! Last year was a whirl wind, with so much happening throughout the whole year.
I illustrated a childrens book with my sculpting, which will hopefully come out later this year, so please come back often for more news about that. I recieved my "Master Doll Makers" certificate, and traveled to the US for the first time. I created a life sized witch for Halloween, and two 18" Santa dolls and won an Honorable mention in the annual Prosculpt Santa contest with one of them. I created countless OOAK babies, packed them up and attended the IDEX show in Orlando Florida for the first time.
Phew!!! I'm getting tired just remembering all that went on! ha ha
It was a great year, so this year I am looking forward to getting back on e bay and will be offering many new little treasures through out the year.... I am also attending some local festivals, where I will be demonstrating my sculpting with polymer clay, and hope to entice some new people into this wonderful art form. I have some shows lined up to show case my work, which is very exciting, so there is much to do. Also, of course there will be the new childrens book coming out hopefully later this year. It was a lot of work, but it will be great to finally hold it in my hand.
I will also be getting a website up and going very soon, and hope that you will all come and see me there as well. I am hoping to have some of my art for sale there, as well as some new doll making items for those of you interested.
I have a line of custom miniature baby bodies coming out very soon, and will be offering them on ebay as well as my new website. I also hope to have a line of mini baby doll clothes as well very soon.
So come back often, and please drop by my ebay site to see what I'm listing every week. I will be starting the auctions every Tuesday evening, and they will end Sunday evening.
Here is what I have had this week....
Thanks so much for stopping my again,
if you have any questions please feel free to e mail me.

Friday, February 6, 2009

Well, here I am, back from the sunny south!!

I was busy sculpting and getting ready for the big IDEX Doll show in Orlando Florida, packed my bags and my babies and away I flew. I enjoyed the sunshine, along with the warm temperatures of the coast, but now am back and enjoying our warm weather here at home.

I met so many wonderful artists at the show, and was lucky enough to be one of the ladies to attend an 11 inch full sculpt baby doll course put on by the talented and very nice Pat Moulton! I have to say, if you ever have a chance to take a class from her, you should really try and do it! We giggled and laughed through out the entire class, as well as learning a great deal too. She is an awesome teacher, and an all around great lady, and it was a real honor to meet her.
Below are some of Pat Moultons 11 inch baby dolls.....
Because of the economy now, sales were down this year, but making all the new friends that I did really made up for it. I got to meet many of the big names in the industry, and hope to keep in touch with them in the future, and call them friends. I had a wonderful chat with Sherry Rawn, who makes the most adorable babies you've ever seen. She stopped by the booth and her and her son chatted for a long while with us.

Below is a shot of my part of the table at the show......
I have taken quite a few pictures of the trip, to remember everything, I hope you enjoy these.
I will also be listing some of the baby dolls that did not sell at IDEX very soon on e bay, so I hope you will stop by and check out my sales often to see if there is anything there that you would like. Below are a few examples of what I will be offering on ebay.....

I will also be starting my newest miniature soft body baby doll class in Grande Prairie, at the Centre for the Creative Arts, on Tuesday, Feb. 17th. Please sign up now if you are interested in learning how to sculpt these adorable little ones. The next class with be "Character Faces" which will begin in March.

I hope you enjoyed your visit, and please come back often to check out whats new!!!