those of you interested in creative ideas on constructing 'dolls' for lack
of a better word can pick up Sommersett Studio's magazine Art Doll Quarterly .
I adore Sommersett Studio magazines and Cloth, Paper,
Scissors. from, I believe, another publisher. I like the breadth of materials that
are introduced to me and the market. I've modified some of the dolls, too.
We did a sculpey clay robe (thru the pasta press to blend colors) and made, then tweaked
face molds to make a twig person standing on a rock with his/her staff. All of these
things harken to post-modernism. k
On Jul 30, 2010, at 9:25 AM, Judy Decker wrote:
Greetings Art Educators,
I finally did it! I bought a piece from Valerie Bunnell - mixed media
artist. I love her work! I had admired it for 7 years (as this was her
7th year at Ann Arbor Art Fair.... and might be her last?). I will
have to look back in the archives to see if I posted her link in
Check her site:
I just know you can come up with a lesson inspired by her work. I wish
I had known about her work when I did a lesson with eighth graders on
ceramic figures many years ago (I used the Ancient Chinese Qin figures
- but with a modern twist - maybe back in 1997?).
Here is a photo of the one-of-a-kind dollie that I bought:
Her body is an "antique" typewriter ribbon tin. It opens to show her
heart - a glass bead.
She makes wonderful necklaces (little hands stamped with words and
embellished with beads) that are available in her art fair shows. I am
going to special order one for myself for Christmas (none of the ones
she had were perfect for me).
Sorry I didn't send out a reminder for this year's Ann Arbor Art Fair.
It is always the third full week in July - Wednesday through Saturday.
We went Wednesday this year and I am glad we did! My 2 main purchases
were both "one of a kind" - and probably wouldn't have been there had
we waited till Thursday. I also picked up a special order I had made
with a friend of mine. I like buying from him at the art fair, too. I
"commissioned" him to make some bowls to match some plates I had
purchased from him a couple of yeas ago.
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