• A look at all the Dolls from the Art Dolls Only Journey Challenge

    A Christmas present from Art Dolls Only – a short video of our last challenge “Journey” …. Many thanks to all the doll artists who contributed to this challenge and made it such a success. I hope you enjoy seeing the creative art dolls presented in this recent challenge. The next exciting challenge will be early in 2019 – hope you will join in!

  • 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…

  • Art Dolls Only Challenge September to December 2018

    Challenge Theme: Journey Create an art doll inspired by the theme ‘ JOURNEY’ – ideas include  travel, trip, adventure, holidays, mission, odyssey, search, pilgrimage, migration, visit, quest, voyage, passage… This ” JOURNEY” challenge will start on 3 September and finish  on 3 December 2018. Please post an image of your doll (s) (completed or in progress) any time from now. You do not need to be a member of Art Dolls Only to participate in the challenges shared here. This is not a competition but a prompt to inspire you to create, challenge you to try something different and a shared showcase of art dolls inspired by the challenge theme. Please click JOIN…

  • 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…