Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Niada Dolls

A few more ghosties going to Niada this week!
Little Lizzie, left out in the cold, living on grubworms, crawly bugs, and green mold! 12 1/2"

Peter, out for a stroll one dark night, later passed away from a werewolf bite seven and 1/2"

 Timothy van Helsing, met his demise when hunting for vampires, one took him by surprise 11 1/2"
Wilamina Glick an unfortunate passenger on the Titannic 8"

Niada Conference

I've been madly creating pieces to take to the Niada conference and sale this week. If your in San Francisco please come and see all the wonderful artists and their work and say hi. It's a great chance to see the dolls up close, attend informative doll related programs and visit with your favorite artist!

The show and sale is saturday June 29th 2013 11:00am-4:00pm At the Marin Art & garden Center- Livermore Pavillion, Ross Ca. For more info www.niada.org

Elsbeth and her new Nanny

Ghostie Group photo

Identity of Desgin

I've been absent for sometime from my blog. Life and responsibilites have set up camp outside my door. But things are finally calming down to where I can hopefully get back to creating and posting!
If you follow me on facebook then you've probably read my post about the person that copied the look of my dolls then had the gall to send it into a magazine as her own look,.I'm not going to harp on this as I normally like to keep my posts fun and informative.But I'll say this, I am happy when my work inspires someone to want to create, but hopefully they will have the ethics not to copy and have the desire to create there own style. It takes practice and time to find your own look. It's a small world and the artists in it know who created what. When someone can look at  a doll, or painting etc, and just"know" who created it without seeing the name, thats called "Identity of design". We are all inspired by the work of others, thats what makes us grow and contribute to the next generation of artists. Search for your own look and be a leader not a copier!
The magazine has apoligized for publishing the copier, saying they trust that the artists that send in work to be published are ethical, that they will give credit where credit is do. I am told there will be forth coming articles on Identity of design and copyright, I am happy to say!
There... thats all I will say about that!