Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Art Dolls Only " Traveling Art Doll "

I belong to a wonderful online group called Art Dolls Only  Here is a little information about us, from our Facebook page... 

We are a dedicated and diverse team of artists who create one-of-a-kind (OOAK) art dolls using a variety of mediums.

Wondering what exactly is meant by "Art Dolls"? Here's a good explanation from Wikipedia- "Art dolls are dolls created by artists and intended as expressive and unique art objects rather than children's toys. Art dolls made by professional artists may be considered fine art. Made using a wide variety of styles and media, some are abstract or tribal, while others are incredibly realistic. They range from dolls with pre-manufactured parts to being wholly fabricated by the artist or sculptor. The term "art dolls" usually refers to human-like dolls, but not always. Art dolls can depict animals, mythical creatures, or abstract beings.

Each month we have an open challenge, and for members only, we have a really fun activity called "Traveling Art Doll". I was very excited when one of my needle felted dolls and an old family suitcase became the motif for this year's "TAD" 

My team is called "Tiny Team" - I am the only one from Australia, so it's  probably fortunate we are only three, as the distance from USA means that our dolls are a long time in transit. 
Here is my travelling art doll, here at home and on arrival at Lulus Apples in USA. 

Now follow this link to see her now... Lulus Apple, still travelling on her way now to Ayala Art  who in turn has just posted me Lulu's doll.
 Here is Martha's  doll (Ayala Art)  who flew all the way from USA - still suffering a little from jet lag, but having a good time choosing fabrics for a body...  For the moment, I have called her "Dimi" - short for "diminuto" - tiny in Spanish.  

In my next post, I'll show you what happens to Dimi while she's visiting. 


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