Valentine's Day dolls are in the air.

Once again I am at it, working not stop and not sleeping because I caught the creative bug that keeps me going for days at a time, when I get to work I keep on going until I satisfy that creative urge that fills my soul with the need to create. And I wanted to share with you part of that process.

You can go directly to super cute doll collection available today on my website when you click here, and then you can go back to this post and read all about what goes on in my mind and in my studio when I create.

 

Everything starts with an idea, something bubbles in my mind and I know I must get ready because a wave of creativity is just coming along and it will be unstoppable,so I quietly start gathering materials so I don't shoo my genie away.

 

Once I know I am ready to go, I start working on the basics. I am a get up and go type of gal, so I don't plan out too much what I am going to do, probably just a sketch to get what I want and then I start with something, letting my inspiration dictate the way.

 

Once I know I am ready to go, I start working on the basics. I am a get up and go type of gal, so I don't plan out too much what I am going to do, probably just a sketch to get what I want and then I start with something, letting my inspiration dictate the way.

 

The it was turn to make the bodies. I grabbed a pattern I had used on my doll making class and modified it to make the girls more slender and with simpler arms and legs, attached the heads to the bodies and drank a ton of coffee.

 

Then, time to fill the dolls! I loaded a couple of movies on my iPad and sat down to get filling into each one of the dolls to give them a soft, fluffy shape.

 

After they are fluffy and huggable, I take my brushes and paint and get to have fun with the faces. Each doll has her face painted by hand with the same mixed media materials and techniques I use on my original paintings. Their eyes are very expressive and full of that melancholia that is now a signature style of my work.

 

Once the faces are painted, more details are coming up, because I am definitively not a minimalist, you know?

 

And then, the final result. A collection of beautiful handmade dolls that will make you very very happy on valentine's day. Show your significant other what you want on my website and hint them very clearly which one is your favorite. You know, in case they really don't take hints. Or maybe ask them to give you a gift card from the store so you can choose your favorite doll yourself.


4 comments

  • They are really beautiful. Congratulations!

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  • I just had a look at your new collection and I see that something is different in the dolls faces. They eyes are painted a little differently, they seem deeper. I like it, I think they are marvelous and have been looking at your work for a long time. I made one of your designs in the book We Make Dolls. I gave the mermaid long hair just for grins. I looked at your sale page and found all of the dolls are sold. You are amazing.

    Connie
  • They are really beautiful! Love them!

    Silvia
  • I love your non-minimalist style – everything about these dolls is so dear!

    Judy

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