Can you tell us how you became interested in making art dolls?
During my cloth doll period because I also happen to collect Santa Claus figures, my husband surprised me at Christmas with a "Sculpting Santa" Video by Jack Johnston. There were also sculpting tools and polymer clay in the gift. This was a new medium for me and I could not wait to try it. I made my first Santa and then went on to purchase a DVD by Wendy Froud "How to Sculpt a Faery Figure". I continued building my skills and have been creating and sculpting dolls for around 10 years now.
I found your Etsy Shop Pixieknoll and Website The Pixie Knoll where you sell your art dolls. Do you sell by any other venues?
#1 Allegory of Life: The four seasons It is very spiritual and representative of the circle of life. It sold recently.
The competitions are bimonthly. You can compete on a Beginner, Intermediate, or Advanced level and have an opportunity to win a $25 gift card. There are about 10 to 12 judges that use a point system for judging each submission. There are 3 measurements. Interpretation of the Theme, Skill level, and Overall appearance. These competitions are challenging and fun. They help you grow and learn as an artist. The Theme for July is Circus.
Jerry and I will be ready for another break from our business by this October and I think attending the Spirit of Sanford Show would be a great respite. It will also give us an opportunity to see Lori again and meet other artists.
Do you have questions or comments about making or collecting Art Dolls for Lori? Place them in the comments below. We'd love to hear from you!
More about Dolls and Doll Making coming in our July Newsletter!