As some of you know, I only make these Dollandia Girls a couple of times a year and they take me months to complete (sorry to those of you waiting and thank you so much for your patience!!). Finally, they are ready to make their debut!! I have photographed each girl and then a closer pic of her face. I have not yet named them. I will only be selling a few of them, the remaining will go to Artfest 2012.
Sorry it's been a while since my last post! I always seem to forget how crazy-busy summers are. I have been home just a few days out of the last 3 weeks! Not complaining....I have been enjoying time with my daughters and their friends at the beach. I also had a relaxing, art filled weekend with the fantastic Mindy Lacefield of Tim's Sally at the cabin and an exciting, fun "slumber party" in Atlanta with the ever-inspiring Michelle Allen of Allen Designs and her assistant, Emilee. Also, my talented daughter, Bailey just played her first live show in Mentone, AL (a tourist town in North Alabama-she was fantastic, by the way! Click the link to see.). I told ya...whirlwind!
I finally found some studio time yesterday. The dolls now have arms, legs and skirts...just wigs to go! I also finished the painting below. I still plan to cover it in wax and antique it.
Who, me? I guess I'd say I am a painter of Ugly Girls (and sometimes, Pretty Girls!) and maker of things! I have a need to create that I just can't contain. I do something different every day. I paint, sculpt original dolls, make all sorts of fun things and teach at Artfest in Port Townsend, WA and Art-Is-You in Petaluma, CA.
As far as personal life, I have been married to a very supportive man, Ray, for over 20 years. We have 4 children (2 are grown) and 4 grandchildren. Thanks for visiting my blog!!