Thursday, May 16, 2013

Art Doll Quarterly


Somewhere in the craziness of the last month of traveling to VA and setting up a gallery show and window, I received this is the mail.

Published in Art Doll Quarterly

One of my Steampunk Dolls was featured in the bride challenge of ADQ May/June/July 2013.



What a pleasant surprise!  Here are some clearer shots of Chloe.   Chloe is currently on exhibit at Tasty gallery with lots of my other babies. If you interested in purchasing here contact Sheri at Tasty 206-706-3020.


Monday, May 13, 2013

Beauty and Creativity in Virginia Beach

It was such a pleasure to teach at Art and Soul in Virginia Beach, and now that I have slowed down and caught my breathe I want to share some of the fun and beauty.
Lets start with the fact that this was the view from my hotel room. Which I had the pleasure of sharing with my dear friends Marcia and Ty Schultz.  Who make and teach the most unique and fun classes.  One day I am going to have enough time to take one of there classes.
It was so nice to get a chance to visit with and hang out with my dear friends.  Over all I really enjoyed meeting new people and getting to know others better. I can tend to be a bit of an introvert, even though it does not show from the outside.  So meeting and connecting with people can be a bit of a challenge for me.  I felt so comfortable and at home I surprised myself.  
I taught 4 classes back to back in two days and it was a whirlwind. Unfortunately that whirlwind  did not leave me with many pictures from classes. So any students out there that have pictures to share from my classes I would love to see them?  Email me 
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Student pieces in progress from Happy Harpies

We had so much fun in Steampunk Sally.  The dolls were so creative and fun. There is always so much information I want to share with my students and so many things to do in creating a unique art doll that most students leave with a doll on its way to being finished but not completed.
I love when I get follow up pictures of the finished finished pieces like these ones from Victoria
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On my day off from teaching I spent as much time as possible at the beach, taking pictures, collecting shells, and coming up with new class ideas for next year.  What do you think about a mermaid class?
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There was the coolest textures in the sand. I am hoping to be able to use some as Photoshop textures.
Then of course I had to play with the photos on my iPhone.  I multi process the photos by editing them in Snapster and then Instagram.  Not sure how much they represent the original subject but I love the way they look
So who is joining me for Art and Soul VA Beach next year?


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