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Sunday, February 22, 2015

The Angel Shrine Doll Workshop!

I hope that you will join me on my newest and certainly most ambitious 
journey in quite some time… I am launching today, a new blog site: 

"Cloth and Clay Doll Makers"

It is up and running… and in the next day or two I hope to begin to make available the Angel Shrine Doll Workshop, right on the new blog.

It is a 5-part workshop that I have just finished editing...
and hope to have ready for cloth and clay doll makers
of all skill levels and interest. 

You can find the new blog at: http://clothandclaydollmakers.blogspot.com

(Just click on the link or use the one on the side column right here)

I hope that you'll stop by, leave a comment and let me know if you
enjoy Part 1 of the Angel Shrine Doll Workshop.

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Winter's Strong Hold... Eased A Bit!

From our Resurrection Lilies attempting to emerge...
to clumps and clumps of Daffodils, all standing like sentinels in the soil!

From Jack Frost's shenanigans, when winter's lights were low....
to last Fall's seed pods, refusing to let go!

Even our Lenten Roses...
remain tightly closed, waiting... for release from winter's stronghold!

Enjoy this new week!

Friday, February 6, 2015

"Right Church...Wrong Pew" in ADQ!

The newest issue of Art Doll Quarterly (spring 2015) 
features some incredible art dolls by artists like:
Ankie Daaken
Jaquiline Hurlbert
Cindee Moyer
Tatjana Raum

And there on page 114...
you'll find "Right Church... Wrong Pew!"

He is made using:
paper clay, paper maché and assorted mulberry papers.
This little guy was my "anthropomorphic challenge" doll
who found his way to the "Show & Tell" section in this issue.

I'd say he looks like he's headed to Mardi Gras!
Thanks for taking a peek! 

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Vintage Photo Give-Away... Going, Going, Gone!

Kathie and Lisa... 
We really meant "SOONER rather then later" with this give-away!

Congratulations to each of you... 
You're both such gifted and talented artists,
 we know these old photos will find their way into wonderful art!

Warmest Wishes... Daryle & Katie

Sunday, February 1, 2015

February's "FunTastic" Give-Away: Picture This!

We came across these photographs on one of our visits
to the Farmer's Flea Market in Delaware... oodles of vintage photos.
We have divided these up into two (2) lots of fifteen photos each... 
to be given away this month.  (sooner... rather then later!)

These are perfect for altered-art, mixed-media, or just displaying around your home and in your studio!  Instant family... (wink!)
If you would like to join the fun, just leave us a comment on this post...
then your name will go into the hat for the drawing; 
two winners will be picked!  Yup... postage is on us!
(did we mention: "sooner rather then later!")
(please keep in mind that we will need a full name and mailing address 
upon selection of the names chosen... in order to mail the photos)
Warm Wishes from South Jersey... on this Lord's Day!
D & K

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Hildegard's New Home!

We couldn't be happier (and doesn't Hildegard seem to share the joy!)
She has found a new home (back where we grew up as children)... in Wisconsin!
Julie Bailey... Congratulations!
Please use the e-mail tab here on our blog... 
and forward to us a postal mailing address.

Thank you to everyone who shared such encouraging, kind well-wishes             this past month... 
February is just around the corner and we're "cooking up" something
for a FunTastic February Give-Away!
Blessings to all,
Daryle & Katie

Thursday, January 15, 2015

2015... FunTastic Give-Aways Begin!

What a great way... to begin a New Year:
This month we begin the first (of many we hope)...
"2015... FunTastic Give-Aways!"
 This doll never made the mailing deadline for the Art Doll Quarterly
"medieval doll challenge" this past year.
So many of you commented and mentioned that you loved her...
so let's find her a new home!

This give-away is really easy...
Just leave us a comment on this post 
and sometime between now and the end of January
we will randomly pick a name from all the posted comments.
Then we will mail "Ol' Hildegard" off to the individual chosen!

(please keep in mind that we will need a full name and mailing address 
upon selection of the name chosen... in order to mail the doll)

Happy New Year's Blessings... 
Daryle & Katie