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Thursday, November 22, 2007

Happy Thanksgiving

Thank you all for your wonderful comments and well wishes. I am seeing the light at the end of the tunnel...a bit blurry, due to the latest attack medication Prednisone.
This Thanksgiving I am giving thanks to modern medicine and my new Doctor.
As always, I give thanks to all my very special and much loved Family and Friends. This year we are also giving thanks for the new member of our Family, our Grandson Victor, the Viking Traveler...he and his Mother and Dad will be with us at Christmas. Could live get any better :?
What are you giving thanks for this Thanksgiving?

My Husband Ken went out this week and took some photos of the Fall Foliage. Here are some his wonderful photos..

This Little Lady lives by our front entrance.

We will be six at our Thanksgiving Table...I just finished setting the table and wanted to share some photos with you.

My Family and I wish you all a very Happy Thanksgiving.

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Monday, November 12, 2007

A Lovely Surprise

Hello everyone. It turns out that I had Walking Pneumonia. It sapped all my energy, so much so that I have not even had the energy to make comments on all your wonderful posts.
The very kind and talented Constance of Rochambeau has written a post on two Icelandic doll artists that she has met here in New Jersey, Mary Louisa Klawetter and me.
I thought it would be nice to have a nice little post, for those of you that come over from her blog. This is one I first published in November 2005.
Thank you dear Constance, you are doing wonders for my recovery. You are truly one of the kindest people I have ever known.

It has occurred to me that I have only given a little glimpse into my art world.
I started making Art Dolls twenty five years ago. Over the years, I have used different mediums, and as the medium changed, so also did my style.
I have often been told that my figures are not dolls. This of course is understandable, as what most of us think of when we hear the word doll, is our favorite play doll from childhood. This is a big discussion in the Art Doll world, as our work is often misunderstood and underappreciated. There are numerous doll artists that cannot get into major craft shows, galleries, group art shows etc., as there is not a category for dolls, in many of these venues. One prominent doll artist was asked by a gallery owner, to dress her doll in clothing made from the same material as her doll, not cloth, as she had done in the past.......in essence she was being asked to make a figurine and not an Art Doll. There is light on the horizon, however, as a few galleries, major craft shows, group art shows etc., will accept us, if we call our dolls, figurative art, three dimensional multimedia art or some other name alluding to what we do. A few have educated themselves about the world and the art, of the Art Doll and will promote and accept it as such, in their venue. I could go on and on, on this subject, however, I fear I would loose you into boredom, rather than peaking your interest.
So instead, I am posting photos of a few of my pieces, to show what I have done over the years. Thank you for looking.

I made this cloth jester in 1989

I call this piece "The Maskmaker" he is part of a three piece scene, with a Lion and Lioness. He is giving the Lion a choice of the masks he made for him, for the masked ball. This piece was made in 1997. He was seen on the Carol Duval Show,in an episode where I was a featured artist. Medium is paper clay and cloth

In 1989, I was all into the jumping jack form and used that form, for my cloth pieces.

This little lady "Princess Papillon" is made from a two part clay called Apoxie Sculpt, over a gourd. I clothed her in paper and cloth embelishments.

Last is my favorite piece called "The Awakening" Made of wood, Apoxie Sculpt, polymer clay, paper and mosses. Made in 2002

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