Friday, December 9, 2011

Holiday Season Greetings

Well, Summer is long gone, Autumn tip-toed by and Winter is surely here. Where does time go??? Lady Elizabeth Mews and her tomcat Peyton finally came to full creation and are now listed on ebay. I will also be listing a little elf named Chester and some twinkling star ornaments this weekend. Everyone have a happy holiday and don't let time fleet by so quickly that you miss the enjoyment.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

I can't believe that summer is winding down already!!

August 1st has passed and school begins in less than 2 weeks now. It never ceases to amaze me how time continually speeds up with each passing year. My installation at the Indianapolis Art Center came down Monday with immense praise and success on a unique exhibit. I sold two figures that will now reside in an office in downtown Indianapolis thanks to a wonderful collector.

Many of my small creations are in process and will be available on Etsy and ebay in the near future. Here is a sneak preview of how they are coming along, keep in mind that they are not "dressed" yet....

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Going from large to small

As the smothering heat intensifies outdoors, I am taking refuge in my air conditioned studio. We are trying to be conservative by shutting the ac off at night and not turning it on again until around 11am since our house cools off at night. My lilies and cone flowers are in desperate need of rain as I am sure many others are. Until we get a break from this heat, I am thankful for an air conditioned studio!
I am focusing better on "working small" again. My life size installation at the Indianapolis Art Center is a success and it doesn't come down until August 1st, so that buys me some time to focus on dolls.
I have five dolls in progress right now, each in a different stage. I am playing with a design for a doll that sits (I know that doesn't sound difficult but I like to be different so I am trying to come up with a way to use my canvas base and that is a challenge). My latest doll on ebay is larger and more colorful than the last one and she has two very loyal cats to accompany her. I really like the aristocratic design and I plan on creating many more. I am going to fade out my listings on ebay over the next couple of months and move to using Etsy more. I feel like ebay is becoming way too commercialized and not as artist friendly. Well enough typing, time to get back to creating!!

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Latest Creation: Baroness Bianca Felin Amour

My installation is up and my creative energies are flowing once again in the direction of smaller works of art. I have made a few changes in design by adding more layers of painted canvas to the bodice to create a fuller gown with sleeves and collar. And of course, since she is a cat lover, she is accompanied by her feline friend Bartholamew. He is a bit on the crazy side which causes Bianca more than just a little exasperation. Bartholamew likes to climb her velvet curtains and to use her favorite mahogany writing desk as a scratching post. Bartholamew is not pictured here but you can see him on ebay beginning tonight. Just click on my listing ad at the bottom of the blog.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

June Installation work

My doll offerings thus far this year have been sparse due to the fact that I am working on an installation for the Indianapolis Art Center. The installation opening will be June 10, 2011 and the work will be on display until July 31st. I took this photo after we finished setting up the installation yesterday. More information on my installation work can be viewed at

Spring dolls