Tuesday, July 19, 2011

I've been published in Art Doll Quarterly!

I was thrilled and humbled several weeks ago when I was contacted by Stampington & Company saying that three of my dolls will be published in the Autumn 2011(Aug/Sept/Oct) issue of Art Doll Quarterly due out August 1st.  Today I received my official pre-issue and I must say, the folks at ADQ did a beautiful job capturing the whimsical personality of my dolls.  I can't believe my eyes...it only took me twenty five years to become an *overnight* success. :)))  Thank you ADQ and thank you to all of my valued friends and customers; you are my inspiration.  Creating is good for the soul.

p.s.  Pages 116, 117 & 119 if you are interested.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Bless This Mess Angel Bag Doll EPattern

I have just released my latest epattern which is a Angel bag doll to hold those pesky but necessary plastic bags.  She is not your ordinary bag doll holder as she has legs/shoes (I love shoes) and openings on both sides.

You can find ordering information for instant downloads
or for having an epattern sent directly from me in an email
on the Pattern page on my PlumThicket website.
Thank you for your interest in my designs.
Enjoy God's daily *hot summer 100+ degree days* blessings.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

DragonFly One of a Kind PaperClay

My DragonFly is finished and I love the way she turned out.  She is sculpted using PaperClay. Her wings are transparent and she is painted in metallics, pearls and frosted with Diamond Dust. She will make a wonderful addition to my personal Bug and Bird Collection.  My simple style inspired by the art of Sherry Goshon.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Getting back on track...

Recent illness has caused havoc in our household and our schedules but we are recovering daily and trying to get our lives back to normal as much as possible.  We still have a long way to go, but we are getting there with help from Above!

Some time ago I was privileged to sign up for an online Libelle doll class with the always creative Sherry Goshon over on DollStreet.  Her style encompasses several techniques and since it involved a DragonFly, I just had see what was going on.  She did not disappoint.  I am back in my studio on a limited basis and excited to be creating again.  Here is a work in progress (WIP) on my DragonFly and I hope to have more pictures soon along with maybe... a couple of new epatterns.

The next step is sanding and refining and then on to the other fun parts...painting and embellishing!  Don't we have fun?