Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Jaqui of Odddollz Visits

One of the numerous great things about living in New Orleans is that people come here to visit and I in turn get to meet a lot of really wonderful people I've became friends with on the web and through doll making.

One of those people is Jacqui of Odddollz

 Meet Jacqui

Jacqui is a amazing doll artist and a beautiful person.    The last time she was in town I gave her a naked Loopy doll and Jacqui took her home and clothed the dear thing.  She named her Estelle and gave her a great gothy burlesque attire with purple hair and black patent leather gloves.  I immediately fell in love with her.   We got to spend a day making dollies, we exchanged some dolly making ideas and some vintage scraps and trims.  What a sweetheart, Jacqui loaded me up with some of the most incredible little laces, ribbons and goodies. 

If you ever get the oppurtunity to work with another doll artist I highly suggest doing it.  It's really inspiring and fun.   One of the things I took from the day is embellishing!  Being a bit of a minimalist I don't typically embellish my dollies much but Jacqui showed me some great little tricks, like making hats and the last two dolls I made, Jodie and Shelby ended with with hats a and lot more trimming than I normally do.

The doll making community is really such a wonderful group of people.  I've found so many aritsts willing to share techniques and knowledge of the art form, little did I know when I got into this that I would meet so many amazing artists and wonderful people.


Anonymous said...

I'm envious! And yup, it's fun to be around other doll artists, indeed.

JDConwell said...

Not sure I have room in the budget for a trip to New Orleans (although when we lived in FL I drove past often to visit family in AZ) but if you're ever in San Antonio, feel free to crash here, Colleen. :~) The lacy hat gives Shelby a Magnolia & Mint Julep thing, but with a it.

Pattee said...

I got to hang out with Jacqui in Chicago during NIADA!!! She's not only a GREAT doll maker she's funny and fun as well... Well you know...

I would love to come to New Orleans and meet you Colleen!!!

XXX Pattee