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Tuesday, June 16, 2009

22nd Annual National Doll Festival

I am soooooo excited to announce that I will be participating on my first doll show. It will be NEXT month, July 11 to 15th In Atlanta ,GA at the 22nd Annual National Doll Festival .I was not planning to participate on this one , as I knew it was too late to sign in but , after speaking with the coordinator , he so kindly opened a space for me. Ohhhh, I am so nervous.... I have not slept the past few nights working on the dolls ...there is so much to do !!!!!!!!!!!
My husband and children are just the most wonderful family and they are all helping me by doing my chorus so I can spent as much time as possible preparing the dolls.
I am working on a *very* special doll . She will be the center of my show. She is a new mold and one of the most beautiful doll I have created - she is a bride!
I am in pouring , firing stage and no time for computer or order at this point. All things are in hold right now and my focus is solo in the upcoming show.
I want to thank you all of you , wonderful doll/faerie artist , and your lovely work that has inspired my so much . Your kindness and encouragement has been such a blessing to me. I don't want mention names, but you all know who you are . ((( thank you ))) for visiting me, for your emails, comments in my blog, and so much more. I would *love* to meet each one of you in person one day. For now, if you are planing to attend the show , please look for Patitadolls's booth and come see Kate and I. *grin*

I am looking forward to meet new people and other artists. I have never been in a doll show before so this is very exciting.
I will do my best to post pictures ... I am working on the dolls, wigs , clothing , shoes and accessories.... now I only need to find someone that will milk my cow while during my absence *grin*

Sunday, June 14, 2009


I have been working with sculpting and painting dolls for few years. China Panting is a new medium for me and I thought to share few faces I painted differently . These were my first ones . I am now working on new faces painting technique and as I get more more comfortable with china painting , it is becoming easier too. I made several new faces only with the idea to practice my strokes and new colors . I will soon have a green eyes babe,grin!!
Details are very important to me. From the very beginning , I wanted my dolls to look as realistic as possible however maintaining the gentle *doll look*. I am making 2 more new feet molds, one will allow the doll to have the toes a little apart so she can wear sandals the other is a surprise!!!!!!!!

This week is a super busy week for me. the last few weeks I have been busy doing pottery , drawings and Snow White marionettes ; however this week I have a lot of plans for patitadolls and hopefully I will be sharing with you a very special one soon!Smiles!

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Sophia updates:-)

Just a quick note to let you know that Sophia's first doll has been fired and I am sooooo pleased! *grin*
I am casting her second mold on Monday and should be making the final doll very soon. I can't wait to share her with you and to hold her in my hands. I have learned so much this past 14 months ... so many trials... all very worth it. It is in my mind to make a small video of my dolls so you can see how her joints works fantastically and how much fun it is to play with her.

Friday, June 5, 2009

Exciting news!

I am so excited because Isabella will be soon published in a wonderful magazine. It took a lot time and effort to create her and to be able to share the news with more people makes me so happy.
I took several new pictures and I am placing few here today. I love the black hair, don't you? *grin*

Isabella is so much fun to play with it. Ireally enjoyed dressing her and taking the pictures; although I confess is not my forte!

I will let you know the name of the magazine as soon as I have the information in which issue she will be featuring.

* I plan to fire Sophia next week. yuppieeee!