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Art Dolls Only 2019 Christmas Ornament Swap

Art Dolls Only 2019 Christmas Ornament Swap

We know it’s a bit early to be thinking about Christmas, but it will be here sooner than you think! Art Dolls Only would like to invite doll makers of every skill level, in any geographic location to join the fun of swapping a hand […]

Guest Artist Scott Smith – Rucus Studio

Guest Artist Scott Smith – Rucus Studio

Art Dolls Only is over the moon to have Scott Smith from Rucus Studio join us for this month’s guest artist spotlight! Scott, please tell us a little about yourself, what type of dolls you create and how long you’ve been creating your phenomenal art […]

Art Dolls Only Black and White Challenge

Art Dolls Only Black and White Challenge

Who doesn’t love a creative colour challenge? Create an art doll inspired by “Black and White” – any style, any medium, any technique . You can interpret the theme literally or metaphorically. Will it be an interpretation of a classic character, like Giaconda’s Pierrot? or […]

Showcase Art Dolls Only Daydreams Challenge Dolls

Showcase Art Dolls Only Daydreams Challenge Dolls

Thank you to everyone who participated in the challenge! Every doll is remarkable. Thank you Wilma Simmons Art Dolls Only co-admin and challenge coordinator for another fantastic challenge, looking forward to the next which you can find here.

Guest Artist Virginie Ropars

Guest Artist Virginie Ropars

Guest Artist Virginie Ropars shares with us her journey into doll making! A little background on Virginie before we start her interview: Born in Brittany (France) in 1976. Virginie Ropars figures are in between sculpture, illustration and character design. She primary expressed her inner world […]

Masked & Mysterious Challenge Dolls Showcase

Masked & Mysterious Challenge Dolls Showcase

We’d like to thank all of the artist who challenged themselves to create beautiful dolls to share during the Art Dolls Only Masked and Mysterious Challenge! We hope we’ll see all of you for our new challenge Daydreams. Once again challenge coordinator Wilma Simmons has […]

Art Dolls Only Challenge DAYDREAMS: April-July 2019

Art Dolls Only Challenge DAYDREAMS: April-July 2019

“In my head, this world is so much more beautiful. If you ever catch me daydream, please, don’t wake me up.” The challenge is set – daydream away…. Create an art doll inspired by “DAYDREAMS” – any style, any medium, any technique . Open the […]

Interview with Art Dolls Only Member Rhissanna Collins

Interview with Art Dolls Only Member Rhissanna Collins

Art Dolls Only member Rhissanna Collins shares with us a little about herself and her doll making this month, we hope you enjoy learning more about Rhissanna and her beautiful dolls. Rhissanna Tell us a little about yourself and how you started creating art dolls. […]

Guest Artist Gayle Wray

Guest Artist Gayle Wray

We are so please to have cloth doll maker Gayle Wray as our guest this month. Gayle tell us a little about yourself and your doll making process. I create vintage inspired, articulated, all-cloth, dolls, using Kona quilting cotton for the entire doll. I’ve developed […]

Art Dolls Only Something Old, Something New Pin Doll Swap

Art Dolls Only Something Old, Something New Pin Doll Swap

Inspired by Art Dolls Only member Sandie Nowell, who creates wonderful dolls using beautiful fabrics, and vintages pieces of jewelry, we are inviting you to create a mini masterpiece to swap with another doll maker. We’d love to see what pin dolls you can create […]


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Art Dolls Only Black and White Challenge

Art Dolls Only Black and White Challenge

Who doesn’t love a creative colour challenge? Create an art doll inspired by “Black and White” – any style, any medium, any technique . You can interpret the theme literally or metaphorically. Will it be an interpretation of a classic character, like Giaconda’s Pierrot? or inspired by ‘black and white” challenges of other kinds, like Wilma’s chess piece? or a creative dramatic artwork like Kira’s masked black witch?

Open the discussion page of this event to post an image or single album of your finished art doll and include a short description in the post. The event finishes officially on October 8 2019.
Post your doll anytime between July 16 to October 8 2019
Please visit the discussion page during July- October 2019 for updates
This challenge is not a competition.

By posting an image of our doll, you are also allowing Art Dolls Only to repost or use the image, with appropriate credits.
Art Dolls Only may contact you and ask you for further information about your doll if it is published as a special post on the Art Dolls Only fan page.

Embrace the challenge – nothing is ever just black and white!
Best wishes, Wilma

You can find the challenge by clicking here.

Images from left to right – art dolls by ADO members :
Giaconda Pieracci Pupillae – Art Dolls
Wilma Simmons Empress Wu Designs with Wilma
Kira O’Keefe Spider Sisters Studio