June 21, 2011

Eat Yer Oats!

Burlie, the Trestle Troll, has made himself home in his new abode. As you can see, he is very expressive in offering his opinions about eating healthfully.

June 17, 2011

Gallery Show

As a member of The Arts Center of the Capital Region I am able to enter a couple pieces into their Salon show. It's called the Fence Salon.

I entered a large oil painting, and then wondered which doll I might enter. Who would it be? I didn't know, so I created a poll on my Facebook page with three different dolls. And....

The Country Mouse won!

She will be in the show.

But how will she be shown in the gallery? She is so small that she would get lost in a huge gallery space. Hmmm. Ah, an idea! I went off to a corporate, box store called Hobby Lobby to see if they had a wall hanging, a sconce that the gallery could hang, and she could sit upon. That way she will be easily seen.

Well, I knew before I walked in the door, that it would be a disturbing experience. For those of you who don't know, this store does offer materials to use for hobbies, but they also sell a whole lot of machine made stuff for home decor. Stuff, stuff, stuff....all made by machines. What you see in one store, you'd find in every Hobby Lobby across the USA. And the store was full of people buying this stuff...like me....ugh.

If I had a workshop, I would have made my own sconce. Alas....someday. I dropped The Country Mouse off along with the painting, and the opening is June 24th. I'll let you know how it goes.


Another Beast has left the nest! Burlie, the Trestle Troll, has gone off on an adventure of his own.

June 10, 2011

Two Dolls Sold!

Summer is here and the dolls and Beasts want to get out of the Studio! They are getting their way by securing positions at other people's homes.

Funky Girl is a really cool doll. When I made her I knew I wanted to use super bright colors, I didn't realize that her expression was going to be so sassy! She's posing in front of The Collected Works of Shakespeare. Smart cookie, she is.

Friend is no stranger to the studio blog, and now Friend is off on an adventure! Fare thee well, Friend! I know you'll be very happy in your new home.