RISDCRAFT...

was fabulous.  So much good work for a block along Benefit Street.  It was crazy busy for most of the day.  I only got to sneak out once to look at the other work, but I did collect some business cards, so watch for more posts to follow on what I saw.  Here's a look at my table...

It was a standard folding conference table, 6 feet long.  I made the cover....it is cotton feed sacks sewn together that then I painted and drew on with ball point pen.  I had four animal dolls available, four sewing dolls, ten cloth dolls, four quilted pieces and one flower lady.  It was  a day full of compliments.  And I have a couple of orders...one for a custom doll or two and one for a couple of animal portraits.  Thank you for having me RISDCRAFT!

new dolls...

I had hoped to have these done for the exhibition "Spring Gear," but I wasn't even close when it came time to ship the work.  I am holding onto them for my summer short exhibition at the Groveland Gallery in Minneapolis, MN.  

She has different sized sewing needles embedded in the paper clay of her belly.  Each of the needles has a portion of thread that hangs beneath her legs. 

She has different sized sewing needles embedded in the paper clay of her belly.  Each of the needles has a portion of thread that hangs beneath her legs. 

She has three dowel portions embedded in her belly to hold the bobbins and thread spools.  When I was a little girl, my mom sewed everything from my day dresses to horse blankets.  Next to her machine she had this wooden thread organizer; it was large and square with rows of two inch posts, and it was filled entirely with spools.  I loved it.  Loved all the color and pattern and possibility.  This is for her.  

She has three dowel portions embedded in her belly to hold the bobbins and thread spools.  When I was a little girl, my mom sewed everything from my day dresses to horse blankets.  Next to her machine she had this wooden thread organizer; it was large and square with rows of two inch posts, and it was filled entirely with spools.  I loved it.  Loved all the color and pattern and possibility.  This is for her.