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DOLLMAKING One Artist’s Approach by Robert McKinley
An indispensable reference book for both aspiring and professional doll artists, “DOLLMAKING One Artist’s Approach” by renowned doll artist Robert McKinley is now available in a long overdue second edition.
Discover all that master doll artist Bob McKinley knew about the exciting and exacting art of fine dollmaking.
“Dollmaking, for me, is a complete art form. From concept to completion a doll requires me to be a designer, a sculptor, a painter, a dressmaker, and a hairdresser.” ~ Bob McKinley Continue reading
Ronnie Burkett Theatre of Marionettes “Penny Plain” NIADA artist, Ronnie Burkett, profoundly missed by his NIADA pals and fans during
the several years his World-Class-Puppetmaster career has kept him too busy to make it to our conferences, was found to be alive and well and in top form when fellow artists Shelley Thornton and Heather Maciak and NIADA patrons Lynne and Gene Olson journeyed to Vancouver, British Columbia on December 8th, 2011 to see Ronnie’s new theatrical extravaganza, “Penny Plain”, a dark yet humorous tale of the end of mankind. Continue reading
Maggie Iacono has been named the recipient of the 2012 Lifetime Achievement Award by DOLLS magazine. CONGRATULATIONS Maggie!!
Tatiana Baeva & Mary Ellen Frank Skype IM up a storm & make a discovery…
Mary Ellen (that’s me) was at the doll museum* doing a bit of organizational work when a little icon popped up on the right bottom of her computer alerting her that Tatiana Baeva** was on Skype in Moscow. It was 12 hours different there so almost midnight in Moscow and noon in Alaska. Continue reading
My cohort dollmaker Annie Hurlbut, originally of Chevak Alaska visited me at the museum (Aunt Claudia’s Dolls) the last couple of days while she was downtown in Juneau marketing her dolls to the tourist galleries. Annie is a Yup’ik Eskimo … Continue reading
LISA LICHTENFELS “Realism in Fabric”
April 1st~April 30th, 2011
236 West 27th Street, 4th Floor, New York, NY 10001 (212) 966-3864.
Open Tuesday thru Saturday 10am to 6pm
http://www.cfmgallery.com/Lisa-Lichtenfels/Lichtenfels2011.htm Continue reading
I continue Ihunke’s words.
He planned to do an exhibition in April in a mountain village in Iwate prefecture, where he lived for twenty years. It should be an exhibition to symbolize his new start. He should give up to do it as he planned. Continue reading
Some of you may remember the doll of attached photo. It is Ifunke’s work, which I introduced on Doll Forum Japan in 1998. Once his doll was a souvenir doll of JADE at UFDC convention in USA. I did not know he moved to Ishinomaki-shi in Miyagi pref, where was one of the worst area in this catastrophe.
Just two days ago I heard that he was swallowed by tsunami and saved his life to climb up and stay on a roof for two days. In such a cold weather…So I got his mobile number and called him a few hours ago. He was surprised at my call after some years, but told he was very happy to hear from me. He divorced and his two young children (8 yrs and 10 yrs-old) were looked after by his grandmother at his parents’ house closed to the seashore, when he works outside.
His parents’ house was gone and nothing left at all. He lives at an apartment, separated from the house, so he saved his life. His children were on the way home after school, so they survived, too. Continue reading
Event Details Friday, March 18 – Saturday, March 19 2 Day Workshop: Creatures in Clay and Knitted wire 9:00 pm – 5:00 pm Barbi-Kantor Goldenberg’s Studio, 5 Winding Wood Road N, Rye Brook, NY 10573 (MAP) Starting from a simple … Continue reading