Monday, 29 January 2018

Dolls from Play to Art

I just finished hanging my show at the Coast Collective Art Centre in Colwood. The show opens this Wednesday, January 31st. The opening reception is Sunday, February 4th from 1 to 3pm.

Here is a video of my show

The show runs through February 11th.  The Centre is open from Wednesday through Sunday, 11am to 5pm.  Hope many of you get a chance to visit.

Wednesday, 10 January 2018

Folk Art Dolls and Upcoming Doll Show

Well it is the start of a new year and I have fallen in love with making folk art dolls.  I found some great patterns on Etsy (Pixies Thimble by Cindy Conrad, and Sanker Studio by Brenda Sanker) and I went to town making animals.  They are all cloth, then gessoed and painted and antiqued with raw and burnt umber/coffee solution:

My Snow Bunny is made from a Brenda Sanker pattern

Mr Ollie, the carrot farmer, also made using a Brenda Sanker pattern

The remainder are from patterns by Cindy Conrad of Pixie's Thimble:
Frederick the Courting Froggie

Peanut and his friend Miss Emma

Miss Emma

 All of these dolls and more will be in my upcoming solo show at the Coast Collective from January 31 to February 11 in Collwood (Victoria, BC). 

 I hope you come and visit if you are in the neighbourhood.


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