I love to make dolls, it never gets boring because so many different techniques are involved... tired of sewing? You can glue for awhile, or knit, or play clay, or stuff, cut, weave... there's all kinds of fun to be had and new techniques to learn all the time. I'm also a huge believer in all things fairy and making dolls lets all those fairies that have been living in my head find their way into the world. (Whew, it gets crowded in there!) The hardest part for me is letting my babies go off to new owners...but that's what pays the bills, so off they go!
Each of my dolls requires many hours to make as I design and create each doll completely from start to finish. Many of the dolls are made from the inside out with no patterns and each face is carefully drawn and painted by hand using no patterns or stencils. Because of this, no two dolls are EVER exactly alike, they are all one of a kind; like people, each has its own distinct personality.
I am a Froud Artist of the month (May '07) and my dolls have been featured in the Fall 2006 and Winter 2007 issues of "Art Doll Quarterly" magazine. You can find me many places on the web, here are just a few:
My Etsy Shop where you can view and purchase recent work.
My DA gallery the best place for a comprehensive view of my work.