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"