Sunday, May 23, 2010

Art has a new home

I'm happy to report that the doll, "Art in the Park", was a hit, received lots of flattering comments and attention, and was 'won' at a final bid of $230. He will have a prominent position with a local artist group. I'll be more specific when I get the details, and perhaps a picture of Art in his new home.  

Meanwhile, back at the park......After 2 inches of rain Friday night, the weather was mostly sunny and warm, for the art-fest on Saturday, with some cloudy moments, as in this picture.
More photos at

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

As seen on TV....!!

Click here to see Art in the Park, Versailles    Video.
One of the Lexington tv channels May 19 noon news, did a segment promoting the Art fair  this weekend.  My item for the auction(Art) got front and center stage, in the sampling they showed in this interview.

(I don't know how long this video will be available for view.)

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

An Old Doll on a New Moon

This moon was just hanging there on the wall, and when the old cow saw it, she leapt right up there onto it. I think she tried to jump over the moon, and couldn't quite make it, so she decided to just act 'real cool', and hang out for a while. Shiny knit moon, 15 inches.Removable satin cow, Shar-moose, dressed in cotton print, is about 21 inches tall.  My original design, except head is from an old pattern, 'Udder Bliss', designer unknown.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Art In The Park!

Introducing: Art In the Park
I created Art especially for the Art-In-The-Park festival here in Versailles, on May 22nd. Part of the proceeds go to the festival committee, to help defray expenses. He will be offered in the silent auction, at the preview dinner, on May 21st.  

Art was created using Chanelle Reid's pattern 'Barry goes to the Beach'. I made his legs a bit longer, and designed trousers and a 'hawaiian' shirt for him. His sandals were made of long leather fringe strips and the souls were cut from a mouse pad, so he can stand firmly on his feet all day. Wool roving hair, mustache, brows and chest hair. His easel is made from dowels and balsa wood, his pallet is paper mache, the paintbox is faux-leather covered, inside and out, and contains several tubes of paints and an extra brush. He has just finished and signed the painting of the little bridge in Big Spring Park, where the festival will be held. The 'grass' under his feet is a piece of fun fur. He's all decked out with his name tag, so everyone will know who he is. Which of course, he really doesn't need, because he is a 'regular' there, and at other scenic spots around town, and is already known by everyone in this small town.