Wednesday, January 7, 2009

the year begins with challenges, self-imposed challenges to continue on the creative journey

surprisingly, everything is coming up dolls. i am now a member of three MAMMA challenge groups , MAD, LOL and Maggie's Monday Musings as well as a few collectives in England and I have been invited to show some of my work in NYC, something that caught me entirely by surprise.
the body of work that comes out of these challenges and the camaraderie among us thanks to Margaret is one of the greatest gifts i receive on a daily basis. Maggie has such a keen sense of humour, actually she is a first rate comedian, and keeps us laughing and positively focused.
below are two examples of the art dolls created for January's MAD paper doll challenge by Renee Stein and tootsieu, all from a simple jointed palin white template. That's imagination at its best.

in the process of thinking about dolls i got a visit from an artist in the netherlands by the name of johanna schweizer who makes the most amazing crochet dolls(see picture below) and got curious to see what kinds of art dolls others are creating like this paper mache doll made in Argentina

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