Hiya folks! With the Portland Miniature Show over now, I feel I can get back to my current and new projects. There always seems to be a month or so of intense preparation for a show, and even more time for a large show. This one was small, but absolutely fun and full of beautiful miniatures! Portland is practically my home town, so I want to support my local miniaturists and be part of a great community. I just had to load up my little car and drive across the river and I was there at the venue in 30 minutes! It was good time. Next year, early October come out and see for yourself! Besides, you'll fall in love with the Pacific NW and you'll see why so many people love living here.
My dollhouse doll patterns have been very successful. I see that there is a huge need for mini patterns out there! People seemed excited and would ask if I had made any more! The answer is "Well I hope to!". So I really want to publish some more patterns. I've received suggestions for more modern style, so I'll see what I can come up with! My last one, "Sarah", is quite simple and I hope would be a fun pattern to try for beginners. All three patterns are up for sale in my Etsy shop as digital downloads.
So my dream to have my own sculpts as molds for my porcelain dolls is starting to come true! It's taken me SO long to teach myself the skill of plaster moldmaking. Not only that, when sculpting the original prototype it takes some math to factor in the proportions of a human body and shrinkage rate of porcelain. I think I've figured it out! So keep watch for my dolls to be original sculpts soon!!!
The next show I will be attending is the Chicago International, which as some of you know is a HUGE show and full of the most talented artisans in the world. No joke. I'm very lucky and honored to be able to attend the show for a second time this coming spring. So now I'm putting dolls aside for the show...shhh...they're top secret and won't be revealed until the show is closer!! Keep an eye on the website for previews!