• Art Dolls Only Member Spotlight: Debbie Court of Llunio: papier mâché creations

    I studied music at university and have spent my working life in the Arts – first as a music teacher, then in arts marketing and education with the internationally renowned Welsh National Opera and more recently in arts administration within various disability charities. In my spare time, but always running parallel to my professional musical activities, was a profound need to make art – to draw, paint and to craft jewellery.  I always enjoyed these activities but it wasn’t until I discovered papier mache that I experienced the intense pleasure I get when sculpting! I wake every morning to a desire to create something beautiful. Sometimes I succeed and sometimes…

  • Spotlight on Guest Artist Cindee Moyer

    Art Dolls Only is so pleased and honored to have The National Institute of American Doll Artists ( NIADA ) Vice President Cindee Moyer with us to kick off 2019. What a way to start the year! Cindee will be sharing a little about herself and her doll making journey with all of us. Q. What kind of Art Dolls do you create?  A. My dolls could probably be classified as fashion dolls. They resemble the fashion illustrator’s croquis in that the legs are much longer than normal. I have always loved haute couture and designing these costumes gives me a place to create them. (or my version of them!)…

  • Guest Artist Spotlight with Lex Sorrentino of Sculptural Emanations

    This Month Art Dolls Only is thrilled to have Lex Sorrentino  of Sculptural Emanations as our Guest Artist Spotlight . I began sculpting 23 years ago and being self- taught, my minimal  training has left me free to approach clay sculpting with no  preconceptions as to how it ought to be used. My choice is Fantasy/Whimsical art, which show the diversity of different clays and how they can be incorporated with many mediums to produce interesting, beautiful and quirky creations. I have been teaching weekly classes and Workshops for 22 years in Canberra and have exhibited and sold work locally and internationally with many of the works published in several…

  • Artist Spotlight~Ulla Anobile

    Q. Ulla, tell us a little about yourself and your inspiration for your art. A. My artwork is inspired mostly by mythology, folklore, dreams and nature. Lately I’ve been digging into the pre-Christian spiritual beliefs and practices of my native Finland, and ideas from there seem endless. My first career was that of a journalist; I’ve been an artist for the past 20 or so years. I’ve lived in Los Angeles, CA for the past forty plus years. Q. What kind of Art Dolls do you create? A. I make mixed media paper mâché dolls that have hand embroidered felt and/or burlap embellishments. I also make stuffed dolls from wool/rayon…

  • Artist Spotlight Zoe Thomas Curious Boudoir Dolls

    ARTIST SPOTLIGHT  ZOE THOMAS CURIOUS BOUDOIR DOLLS Q. What kind of Art Dolls do you create? A. I make one of a kind art dolls. My dolls have been described as Gothic, I think because often I use black and red fabrics. Or maybe because their faces look a little sad or thoughtful? It really depends on what’s inspiring me at the time, be it fairy tales, myths, Victorian circus, tattoos, conjoined twins or spider women. I really just love to create something unusual to entertain myself while I am making it! Q.  Where did you learn to make dolls? A.  My Grandma made reproduction, porcelain Victorian dolls. Then my Mum got hooked for…