Nat ., Daphne, Alabama Member Since September 2009 Artist Statement I am a self-taught artist. Since 1988 I have used the mediums of printmaking, painting, sculpture and sewing to create artwork. In 2004 I started making soft sculptures and marionettes. In 2006 I began learning how to make art dolls. An instructional dvd by Akira Blount taught me needlesculpting and since then, I have found my passion. I design and make the clothes, the hair and everything else to finish the doll. There are many small steps in the creation of an Art Doll and I am challenged, educated and inspired through it all. I am thankful to God for the talent and inspiration to make my dolls and through my whimsical style, my wish is to make the observer smile, spreading the same joy I get in making the dolls.
If you would like to see how I make my art dolls please visit my blog: http://artdollsbynat.blogspot.com/