Like many artists and crafters, I’ve been “making things” as far back as I can remember. For my earliest creations, I secretly cut dress-shapes out of my own clothes and crudely sewed them onto my dolls. Kind aunts gave me art supplies for Christmas each year and there was nothing so thrilling as a big, blank tablet and the smell of a fresh box of oil pastels. Later, I studied art at university with an emphasis on weaving. In the following years, I worked in an office and continued to look for opportunities to make things, take classes, and get inspiration from other artists.
I still love to weave, paint, make prints, sculpt, and work with glass. Recently, I’ve embraced my life-long love of dolls. Dolls provide me a unique opportunity to combine many crafts. And you can play with them — what could be better? I’ve found that they are the perfect vehicle to combine almost every medium that I love: fabric, yarn, paint, fashion, clay, photography… I’ve often managed to even incorporate metal and glass into my doll fashions. The most wonderful thing about my dolls is that they don’t just languish on a shelf–you must touch!
I love being sequestered in my cluttered attic studio–when things are going well, time just stands still. Thanks to the support of my patient husband, my dream-studio has become a reality, and being the “mad wife in the attic” is now a good thing.
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Upper Darby, Pennsylvania, USA