Latest issue of Pasticcio features an article on the Cigar Box Shrine Auction
I am aiming for an update at the end of the month (I know, finally, jeesh!). I will have about a dozen dolls (including the three Carnival Soiree girls). I have as many unfinished dolls that will have to wait for the next update. Those of you on the update list will be the first to know and then I'll post the remaining info. on my blog sometime next week or so if all goes well. I'm hoping to have a Frida available and for those asking about when I'll have more Day of the Dead dolls/ornaments, well I'm not sure. They're on my to do list and I plan to make more. I need to make some by August (for a show) so believe me I am thinking about them.
Last Summer I recall saying that I would take some time off this summer from doll making but since it feels like I have been on "vacation" from dollmaking this year I plan to spend this summer pretending it was winter/spring in terms of my business!
My sewing class was postponed from it's original start date, so last week was our first session. It was kind of a relief to be in a room full of people who hadn't used a sewing machine since eigth grade Home Economics like me. This week we have to bring patterns and materials in for our first lesson. I couldnt find any decent patterns for dolls so I had to opt for Barbie patterns. Which is fine..I just need the practice.
The Auction of the Cigar Boxes received a nice write up in Pasticcio Quartz, an art publication by artists Sarah Fishburn and Angela Cartwright! This year was the first for the auction and I hope that more artists consider joining in for next years auction. I'm sure this project will grow bigger and gain more attention for this wonderful cause.
And I just had to share these. I appreciate when someone like Zoë Lukas of Whipped Bakeshop combines her skills with such amazing artistic talent to make something ordinary like cookies, extraordinary. She has a background in art (painting) and it shows in her beautiful creations. Zoë has opened up an Etsy shop and I think these would make a great gift for someone who could appreciate such artistry (hint hint) without scarfing them down. Or as a Mothers Day Gift (hint hint) ..:)
Her website can be found here