Monday, October 24, 2011

Autumn Elves

Here are a couple of Autumn Elves I made recently.  I chose some fabrics and trims from Pamela Armas' Treasures of the Gypsy.

Dressing Elf #1

Painting his face

The second elf gets painted shoes.....

Sewing on the ears

Autumn Elves

Friday, October 14, 2011

Copper Shade Tree Gallery

I recently delivered art to Copper Shade Tree Gallery in Round Top, TX.  It was a beautiful day and a nice drive from Houston.  The gallery just moved into a new location across the street from where they were before.  It's a wonderful light-filled space. 

a few of my dolls....

Round Top is also home to the Round Top Festival Institute, famous for it's summer music festival and year round concerts.  It has a gorgeous concert hall and beautiful gardens.
Round Top is booming!  There is a new group of shops moving in.  They were creating paths and beginning the landscaping when I was there.  It's going to be really nice! 

Debbie and Gerald Tobola are the owners of Copper Shade Tree Gallery, and the nicest people you'll ever meet.
Gerald is an artist himself.  He creates gorgeous pieces in copper. You can see a little bit of one of his pieces on the wall behind them.
The next show at Copper Shade Tree Gallery will be "Quilts by Men", October 26 - November 20, featuring Quilts by 16 men from across the country.  It should be a really fabulous show!

Friday, October 7, 2011

New Art Doll Book

A new art doll book has just come out titled Lark Studio Series: Handmade Dolls

I just got my copy and was excited to see that one of my pieces, "By the Waters of Babylon"  is in this new book. 
 The book is available now at Barnes and Noble and Amazon.  The doll is at Copper Shade Tree Gallery.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Yesterday's Open House

Yesterday was the open house at Lucia's Garden.  It was a wonderful day!  We had a steady stream of friends and visitors.  Lucia made her wonderful pumpkin bread and other goodies.  Path of Tea brought  declicious organic beverages.  The shop was filled with fall and Halloween decorations and ornaments, and of course I brought my dolls.  Here are a few:

Leaf Elves

Little Witches, Autumn Elves, and other Fall Dolls

Pumpkin Men
I'm happy to say that some of these found new homes.  Some will stay at Lucia's Garden through the end of October.

Many thanks to everyone who came to the open house and many many thanks to Lucia and Joel for everything they did to make me so welcome at Lucia's Garden!