Saturday, November 3, 2012
Friday, November 2, 2012
At long last the gypsy wagon is finished--at least for now.
This was one of those projects that kept going on and on and on.
The last several days each started with "today I will finish the wagon" but then there was always one more thing that needed doing.
Thursday, November 1, 2012
As you can see the crew is hard at work finishing up the details on the Gypsy Wagon. I have been busy getting pieces finished for my exhibit at the Town of Ballston Library in Burnt Hills so have been remiss in keeping you updated. Check back tomorrow for pictures of the finished wagon!
Monday, October 15, 2012
This girl started months ago as one head of many during a sculpting session, then started to come together at the Adirondack Museum during the Fabric and Fiber Arts Fest. I made her body there under the steady gaze of Molly, the life size draft horse that stood next to my display area. Of course who I thought she was going to be doesn't exactly match who she became but that is the magic and mystery of travelling this road of creation.
I think she is happier without her hat as her hair, courtesy an Icelandic sheep in Vermont, can be wild and free.
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
I am excited to share that I have been invited to demonstrate at the upcoming
Adirondack Museum Fabric & Fiber Arts Festival on Saturday, September 15th, at the Adirondack Museum in Blue Mountain Lake, New York. I am looking forward to this great opportunity to share the dolls and the journey involved in their creation. Beret Girl will be helping out by giving a guided tour of my doll making process. She has been practicing her moves in anticipation of this big event!
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Here is the latest to emerge out of the studio. She was a bit of a surprise as her head was somewhat of a cast off from a series I am working on. I thought she was a boy up until her sweater and pants were on then, as often happens, she informed me that she most certainly was NOT a boy and would I please give her a skirt and beret and Voila! Here she is.
She is about 8 inches tall and has requested a horse drawn shepherd's/gypsy wagon to live in so now that is in the works. Stay tuned for photos of her new residence!
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Monday, April 9, 2012
I ran into this fellow on my daily ramble through the woods. He was muttering and mumbling...carrying a bag full of "great ideas" yet was still searching for another. Joseph Campbell says that wandering time is good...
Monday, January 30, 2012
I am pleased to share that Art Doll Quarterly has included my "For Demeter: Life is Sweet" http://juliebranch.blogspot.com/2010/09/for-demeter-life-is-sweet.html in the Feb/March 2012 issue. Thank you to Vincent Giordano of Trinacria Photography for taking the great photos of her!
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
"Trout Dreams" is currently on display in the juried exhibit "Reflection" at Valley Artisans Market in Cambridge, NY. The show runs through February 25th.