....to the Texas Association of Original Doll Artists show at the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
While in Chicago I was able to stop by the NIADA show and sale and visit with some of the artists.
Here is the wonderfully talented Leslie Molen with some of her beautiful dolls. These are Story Dolls, the one in front is Seahorse. Their vests open, and inside is printed their story in English and Chinese!
Deb Pope and her wonderful felted creations....
Lesley Keeble with one of her brilliantly detailed dolls
Nancy Wiley has a new book out: Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, which is illustrated with photos of Nancy's dolls. Here is Nancy with some of these dolls.
Several Dutch artists were there, including Hennie Koffrie
My good friend and very prolific artist Ankie Daanen.
Here she is with just two of the many wonderful dolls she brought this year.
and my very dear friend Marlaine Verhelst with some spectacular dolls. Here she is with my favorite "Taking Care of Rabbits"
Monday, July 26, 2010
Last week I was in Chicago for the art doll conventions. We stayed at the Hyatt, and right outside our hotel room window, they were filming the movie Transformers 3. Every now and then we'd hear explosions and so forth.
|Wrecked cars and general mayhem!|
|Cars hanging off the bridge|
Chicago is a wonderful city. It was our first time there, so Bob and I did some sightseeing. We took a wonderful river boat architecture tour.
|Chicago skyline from the river|
We went to Millenium Park and the Art Institute on Saturday. This is the Crown Fountain, where they project different faces onto the fountain. This was really cool!
Cloud Gate, aka "The Bean"
We saw several brides on Saturday. :)
The Art Institute was AMAZING!! I can't say enough about it. We couldn't see everything in one afternoon, but we did see the European and Impressionist art. Lots of Renoirs. Here is one of my favorites....
Saturday, July 3, 2010
I just got my new issue of Soft Dolls and Animals (Sept. 2010) and have been reading through it the last couple of days. I turned to the last page today and SURPRISE! there was my doll "New Tricks"!
That was a very nice surprise indeed. :) Thank you SDA!