Friday, May 28, 2010



Just a quick post today to include a couple of my new Hedgehog dolls and to wish everyone a wonderful long weekend.

Today is the last day of school for the lil squid so doll making slows dramatically around here. Although it's frustrating not to be able to create at will I do look forward to some time with NoraLeigh. Spending the summer with her is sure to prove fun and inspirational.



Monday, May 24, 2010


I've recently been invited to participate in a gallery show here in New Orleans in October. There will be some other amazing doll artists there..but more on that later.

The theme of the show is Saints, which rather threw me at first as it's a subject I know nothing about. Well I've been having some fun doing some research on the topic and have found that there is a Saint for everything under the sun, in many different religions and regions of the planet. I guess we all need someone or something to turn to in times of trouble.

I made Isabella with this theme in mind. Kind of a practice fun for the show. I'm happy with her Saintly look and am looking forward to creating this collection.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Sammy and Sally

Well I've spent the last couple of days trying to make a 1960's suit with drainpipe pants for my little Harold to no avail. This could prove more of a challenge than I bargained for.

So I decided to move onto another challenge saving the suit for another day. This challenge was for ADO's MMC, themed Circus Sideshow. Sammy and Sally came about.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Harold and Maude

This weekend the hubby and kiddie went on a camping trip leaving me alone to a quiet house and movies of my choice. I came across the cult classic Harold and Maude and thought I'd give it a go. Okay, I have no idea how I have lived 45 years and not seen this perfect movie. I watched it three times this weekend and cannot wait to watch it again.
If you've not seen this movie, I cannot recommend it enough. The character of Harold speaks to me like no other. I won't give the plot or story away, but Harold is a young fellow so desperate to be seen and recognized by his overbearing mother that he continually fakes his own suicide. 50 times, he tells his therapist, that he has hung himself, slashed his throat or shot himself in the head. Each meticulously planned theatrical attempt is seen by his mother as quite an annoyance to her busy life.
Harold eventually meets the most beautiful woman and falls deeply in love...please be sure though it is not your typical love story. The Cat Stevens soundtrack is just the icing on the cake of this amazing movie.
So today I feel completely compelled to create Harold in a Loopy way.
The ideas are swimming and it' exciting to be so inspired. I will need to learn to make a 1960's suit which is a bit daunting but I'm determined, this is a character that I must create.