t's the time of year when we invite a few American artists to join us in our upload. This year we've added an element of surprise. Can you guess who our fifth guest vendor is?
After searching for boy dolls for my son and nephew I stumbled upon Waldorf dolls and fell in love. I researched making them online and ordered enough supplies to make dolls for all of the boys I know.
I started to get a lot of requests from acquaintances for dolls and thought I would try selling, without the kind words, support and encouragement of my first few customers I don't think I would have kept going. A few months later my dolls started turning into animals. The little boys in my life literally were animals. My son and nephew were most often birds and likewise the first Napling animal was an owl.
When I'm not making dolls, I call myself a painter first. My art studio is packed up for the time being but I hope to get back to painting full time once my youngest is in school.
I am inspired by all of the amazing Dollmakers who have the courage to put their work out in the public eye and keep developing their craft to be even greater. I feel lucky to be part of Doll World, all of the encouragement and kind words I get from people who appreciate my work motivate me to work harder and keep going. I would say my boys motivate me, but they want to keep all of the dolls that I make and if I worked for them today I would be making a real life air conditioned just like Tony Spark Ironman suit and a Sloth that wraps around your waist like a belt.
What is your favourite thing about the USA and being American?
I have to admit I love french fries. I like that change feels possible, the freedom that we are granted truly gives me and I believe many other American's the hope and ambition to make our Country a greater place. Being an American means to me that we will fight to change the wrongs that have happened in the past to make our country a better place for everyone who lives here.