Walden Nap art doll in International Doll Artists.
Walden Nap, appears in a brand new doll artist publication, International Doll Artists. It is a quarterly publication that is by artist for artists, but I’m sure collectors, enthusiasts, and admirers will find something of interest as well. The print copy of this first issue is on it’s way, but you can purchase and download a digital copy right away. They include digital version with hard copy purchases as well. Be sure to register when they prompt you in the subscription process, so that you can receive your link for downloading digital copy.
This publication is an outgrowth of the Professional Doll Makers Art Guild. I have been a member of this creative and highly talented group for a few years now. The art doll form started to take over my sculpture portfolio of work a few years ago. I found that these figurative sculptures had a unique and distinct audience, as well as a whole new world of tools, techniques, and materials. Finding some online groups in this genre to interact with has helped my art doll sculptures to evolve, and has pointed me to new venues in which to share my work. the PDMAG participates in doll shows, develops new artists through an apprenticeship program, and connects artists with each other and educational and marketing opportunities.
Below is a peek of the top of the page that Walden Nap appears on, but you have to get your own copy to see the rest. As you can see, I also share a bit more information about Walden Nap,
Earlier Publications of Art Doll Sculptures
You may recall that an article, “Dolls From A Different ToolBox”, about my work appeared in the Spring 2014 issue of Art Doll Quarterly magazine. In that article I shared how the tools and techniques of my earlier metal and mixed media sculpture influenced choices I made in art doll design and creation.
Last year, the Professional Doll Makers Art Guild also published a 25th guild anniversary book, that features work by more than 150 guild artists. That book can be found on the guild’s web page.