Tuesday, March 16, 2010
new collection announcement
Hello all you lovelies!
I used to update everyone about my projects and i feel that I have neglected all of you recently.
I currently have a new series of dolls being revealed on Friday March 19th, 5-8p.m. opening reception at Gargoyles Statuary 4550 University way in the U-district.
This series has been cleverly titled "The Bereavement Socialite Collection" and will only be available at Gargoyles or on my etsy http://www.etsy.com/shop/paynecreations
Each dolls dress is made from authentic Victorian/civil war era fabrics, along with an authentic rusted skeleton key, and a eucalyptus nut inside each that is from a tree planted in 1860's SF by the mother of civil rights and voodou practitioner/queen Mary Ellen Pleasant.To read the full story on this inspiring historical female go to http://mepleasant.com/story.html
In February 2010 I also launched a new series of dolls exclusively available in the french quarter at Ragin Daisy entitled "Marie Antoinette Tramp dolls" these can also be purchased on my etsy if interested.Each and every doll I have made since 2009 (excluding custom orders) has a Mary Ellen Pleasant nut inside. The dolls love the rich history, and magic it adds to their personas!
Also I have 2 skeleton hand painted acrylic dolls left and available on my etsy for $25 each (normally $40.00+), along with the latest issue of Oblivious Era zine with Martyn Jaques from the Tiger Lillies on the cover!
This month March 23rd I am one of the featured artist in New Orleans Gambit monthly art and entertainment mag "CUE" http://bestofneworleans.com/specialpubs/cue_1003/index.html
I am working on some top secret projects with some of my favorite artists this year and am in a good place, new home, fresh beginnings!
I am available for photo shoots and if you are interested please contact me. 206-353-2433
Also I am available for custom dolls. if you supply me with a photograph or two I can recreate just about anyone for you!
My next project is focused on Tennessee Williams, so if your a fan keep an eye out for dolls and captured images influenced by the genius of literature and twisted stories Tennessee.
I am currently entering my third teaching session of puppet/doll instruction class at Ballard Community Center which has been a blast! If you know of any children ages 5-8 that would like to take a class with me sign up is at http://class.seattle.gov/parks/Start/Start.asp?SCheck=422733652&SDT=40253.435174537