Two weeks ago, on the dawn of the New Year (I cannot believe January is half over already), I promised to share some good news…well, part of it I can, and the rest will have to wait for a bit…
First of all, before I forget, again, there is still time to join the Prim and Whimsy Girls “Little Token of Love Valentine Swap!
Here are the details….
Anyone can join in! This Swap is open to all Artists and Crafters.
You’ll be creating a heart shaped Valentine item – using any medium, any art style – as long as the finished piece is no larger than 5 x 5 inches.
Deadline to sign-up is January 15, 2010. You’ll receive your partners info on January 17th.
All Valentine’s MUST be mailed out by February 8, 2010
So, there you have it…one day to sign up…the PWGL swaps are wonderful and you don’t want to miss out!
Okay, on to some more good stuff…for the past few months I’ve been busy in my studio…I decided to get back into designing and making my own line of folk dolls again…after 20 years…I can’t believe it’s been SO long…way back in the day we were wholesaling the dolls to over 100 gift shops all over the US, including Disney World in Florida…we also sold dolls to the ND State Heritage Center (our state museum), and Japan. We sold some dolls to a Hollywood prop company to be used in a movie…I never did hear (or see for that matter) what movie it was…and no, it wasn’t Chuckie!
This is what some of my dolls looked like:
These were part of a line called “meadowlake folke tales.” Pictured are Goldilocks, Mary Mary Quite Contrary, Little Red Riding Hood, and Little Bo-beep…you probably guessed that they were based on fairytales and nursery rhymes…well, my new creations will look nothing like this…
Right now, a kazillion ideas are running through my head…there is so much I want to do, but trying to focus on an idea or two has proved difficult…plus…I’m going to be putting some of the new skills I’ve learned over the past year to use, and that’s a bit scary since I totally stepped outside of my comfort zone! However, I will not be deterred, and I continue to press ahead! I’m getting closer to completing a few pieces…
I will let you in on a little secret…they are going to be mixed media art dolls…and that’s all I’m going to say (for now!)…they will be for sale in either/or my Etsy shop or my own selling blog…details later!
I’ve also been busy with some new classes, and some new projects…a couple involve doing more art journaling.
I have a new doll class that starts this coming Monday (making Izannah Walker-inspired dolls (totally cool antique-looking dolls!). The class is taught by Dixie Redmond, and this is one of the dolls that she made. Awesome, huh?
…and of course, my school studies in graphic design…I’m learning more about Photoshop (and right now I am NOT having much fun with it…OMG!)…but I know that I’ll enjoy the new skills I’m learning with more practice. It’s just that right now it’s a bit overwhelming…
So, that’s what I’ve been up to…
Thanks for stopping by! Be sure to sign up for the swap! And, hopefully before long I’ll have some new art to show you!