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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Art Dolls Only Member Spotlight with Myriam Powell

Art Dolls Only Member Spotlight with Myriam Powell

My name is Myriam. I’m a self taught artist who loves art, music, antiques, and learning about people and their culture. One of the reasons why I’m here in Etsy is I love the fusion of different cultures and countries communicating through their amazing art. […]

Guest Artist Kerry Howard Schmidt

Guest Artist Kerry Howard Schmidt

Kerry Howard Schmidt of Paper Moon Gallery creates whimsical needle felted characters, she has been creating some form of art for nearly 40 years. Kerry began creating at an early age, being taught wood carving and sculpting in bread dough by her mom at an […]

My life as a doll artist by Guest Artist Neva Waldt Image working

My life as a doll artist by Guest Artist Neva Waldt Image working

This month we are so pleased to have Neva Waldt as our Guest artist of the month!  Neva is a National Institute of American Doll Artists member who has been creating dolls since 2004, her dolls are instantly recognisable for a number or reasons, but […]

Spotlight interview with Art Dolls Only member Ioanna Tsouka of “Anima ex Manus”

Spotlight interview with Art Dolls Only member Ioanna Tsouka of “Anima ex Manus”

This month we are excited to share with our readers our very own mistress of the dark, doll maker and Art Dolls Only member Ioanna Tsouka of “Anima ex Manus”. We asked Ioanna to share a little about herself and her wonderful gothic style dolls: […]