Wednesday, June 01, 2011

SEW Inspired 6.1.2011

Hello folks!  I hope everyone had a great Memorial Day weekend and that you took the time to remember our service men and women who have fallen while answering the call of duty as well as the ones who currently serve.

I'm still working on dolls as part of my solo graduate exhibition.  I know the show is going to be at least a year away, but I find myself thinking about it all the time...trying to find the perfect venue, how I'm going to set up, how many people will be at my opening, and what I'm going to wear.  Folks, it feels like I'm planning a wedding.  The way I stay locked up in my studio, it may very well be the closest thing to a wedding I will have!

At any rate, I wanted to share with you the work of an inspiring fashion designer named Andrew Yang.  He makes these fabulous fashion rag dolls. They really are quite amazing!  He makes the bodies out of cotton muslin and hand paints the faces.  Then he dresses them in all kinds of fashions straight from famous designer runways using sumptuous fabrics and trims.  He calls them Kouklitas.  Take a look:


Alycia in Va. said...

Can you show us one of your dolls?

ARTina said...

Check My April 11 post. A pic of one of my first art dolls is displayed there.