Friday, October 31, 2008


No this one is not a doll, well she is 'my' doll:) My little wonder, NoraLeigh. It being Halloween I haven't got this years pictures of her costume yet but this is what she made for herself last year. A little flapper costume made from 6" fringe. She came up with the concept and actually made it herself. Unfortunately it was a bit skimpy for even a 8 year old so we had to come up with something a bit less revealing to actually go trick or treating.
I love that she is so excited about the spirit of costuming, I'm quite sure she got that from her mama. Tonight she is going to be a vampire. Her aunt made her costume for her and it is wonderful. Happy Halloween all, don't let the ghouls get ya!

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Loss of Innocence

I've always said that most of my work is inspired by my 9 year old daughter and I've been giving this some thought of late. There is no doubt that her wacky antics and fantastical ideas inspire me but I also think the experience of motherhood is an amazing inspiration. Once you have a child as you mothers know your entire existence changes paths. Every emotional crisis your child goes through brings up memories of your own childhood and forces you to go down that path of re-examining your life through a mothers eyes. Anyway..not to get to deep or anything but I was just having these ideas in regards to my work and I'm starting to understand that many of my pieces are born from the memories of lost innocence and the pains of growing up and becoming aware of the good that is in the world as well as the bad. My fallen angel series is definitely born out of these memories.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008


I've been working with some new products and you may have noticed that my style has changed. In actuality this is the type of work I've done in the past and am really glad to be getting back to it.

Julia is my newest piece and only the second piece I've ever added hair to. Wow, what fun. Completely changes the doll. I think you'll be seeing more hair!!

If your interested in how I make a doll like Claudia..check out this Work in Progress post I made on the DAM blog