Tuesday, 29 October 2013

Go Figure II Show/Gift and Wishes

Well our cloth doll club's "Go Figure II" show just finished this past Sunday.  It was a great success.  We had a lot of positive comments about our art dolls.  A big thank you to all who participated and to all who visited!

Now I just finished helping with the set up for the next gallery show at the Coast Collective, the "Gift and Wishes" show.  This show features many artists that sell at the gallery with works including glass, pottery, art, jewellery, knitted items and of course my teddy bears.  The show will continue for two weeks (until Nov 10th) with the opening "meet the artists" this Saturday, November 2nd from 2-4pm.

Finally, as a tribute to Halloween, I am displaying some of my Halloween themed dolls, enjoy!  Have a fun, scary, safe halloween and enjoy the wee Trick or Treaters!


Ghost of Marie Antoniette

Glamour Witch
The Beast

He is searching for his Beauty

Wee Samantha is all ready for Trick or Treats

Little Kitty Witch Agatha with her familiar owl
Pirate Pete

Tuesday, 15 October 2013

Doll Show at the Coast Collective

The doll show at the Coast Collective in Victoria, BC opens tomorrow at noon.  Here is a peak at some of my Christmas dolls in the show:
Merri the Elf.

Close-up of his wee face.

Grumpy, the elf

Grumpy and Merri together (an Allison Marano design)

Party on Mrs Claus (inspired by Arley Berryhill)

Close-up of Mrs Claus face and funky hairdo

Thursday, 10 October 2013

Go Figure II Doll Show is Almost Hear

I am happy to announce that 14 doll artists from the Cloth-a-Dollics doll club are having a show at the Coast Collective gallery here in Victoria, BC.  I hope that anyone in the area will visit the gallery and our show as it is sure to put a smile on your face!

On Saturday, October 19th all the artists involved in the show will be in attendance and there will be lots of good food to nibble on while you look at the dolls and paintings.





Sunday, 6 October 2013

Pookie

Recently, I had a request to make "Pookie" the white bunny from the 1940's book by Ivy Wallace.  I had never heard of this little bunny so I looked him up on the web.  I found an image of the original book:
Pookie was so misunderstood at home as he was a white rabbit with blue eyes living in a family of brown rabbits with brown eyes.  On top of it all he has little "flimsy" wings that did not even allow him to fly.  So one day little Pookie set out to "find his fortune.  The book is for children aged 4-7 years old and tells of Pookie's adventures.  He learns to accept himself with the help and love of the woodcutter's daughter who takes him in and lets him sleep in her sewing basket.

Pookie was so much fun to design and make, with his blue pantaloons and little red shoes.  Here he is all finished:




Unfortunately, the book is not available except at a very high price.  I do hope someone publishes this children's story again.
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