Hello ADO fans, it's once more time for the New Member Spotlight and today the light shines on
Debbie Smith of DebiDesigns. Debbie is a doll artist who says that she came into her creativity in her late 30's and is trying to "catch up"!
I just love that quote! She says her "creative mind is never in rest mode." After checking out her work, I have no doubt about it! In addition to art dolls she also works in fiber arts, florals, quilting, embroidery, and jewelry making. Her beaded fairy imp pins are particularly charming!
Get to know Debbie and check out all the wonderful work she does by visiting her Etsy shop, blog, website, flickr stream, and twitter feed!
Welcome to the team, Debbie!
Originally posted on Much ADO About Art Dolls, ADO's team blog.
Join Abi Monroe
4th Quarterly Challenge 2011
October 5, 2011 at 6pm to December 31, 2011in
Gothic art, the painting, sculpture, and architecture characteristic of the second of two great international eras that flourished in western and central Europe during the Middle Ages. Gothic art evolved from Romanesque art and lasted from the mid-12th century to as late as the end of the 16th century in some areas. The term Gothic was coined by classicizing Italian writers of the Renaissance, who attributed the invention (and what to them was the nonclassical ugliness) of medieval architecture to the barbarian Gothic tribes that had destroyed the Roman Empire and its classical culture in the 5th century.
This year's Traveling Doll Project is almost finished, with many of the dolls back with their original makers.
Dolls Crafter and Costuming magazine has published an eight-page layout of Bonnie Jones' fantasy pieces in their August 2010 issue which is now on newsstands. She also had a tutorial on mosaic bases included. Bonnie says, "This is probably one of the best interviews and articles done on my work recently."
Anna Zueva is a featured artist in the September Doll Collector magazine (which has recently changed its name from Contemporary Doll Collector). She is quoted in the magazine as saying, "As a child, I even wanted to become a fashion artist and dress real people. Now I dress my dolls and, have to say, I like it even more. My house is occupied with rags, tiestrings and beads. I just can't pass by a beautiful piece of cloth, even if I don't know how I will use it."