Here are the latest two art dolls to emerge from my studio this week.
Mia is a throwback to an earlier piece titled Mimi. As with the earlier piece, Mia is a simple figure seated on the ground that I have had a bit of fun costuming. Rich fabrics and “jewels” are contrasted with her very steampunk aluminum arms and copper neckline.
Mystic is a seated figure that started out in one direction, and ended up somewhere else as a result of the fabrics I chose. Mystic also gained quite the collection of jewelry as it seemed almost necessary to match her fabulous copper shoes.
As I wrote about last week, these two new dolls, along with my entire collection of figures currently available for sale, will be attending the R.O.S.E. International Doll Show Down East – June 18-22 at the Sheraton Imperial in Durham. This will be an interesting experience for me as it is both the first doll show I am bringing my work to, and it is mainly geared at an audience that collects/creates sculpted baby dolls. My pieces may very well be the only art dolls there. Only time will tell if that distinction will be good or bad, but the fact that a doll show was being held 30 minutes from home seemed to beg me to at least check it out. If you are in the area and want to check it out, I’ll be at table #36 on the exhibit floor.