MY CHARACTER DOLLS
First Place - Gold Award Winner - Intermediate Level
Professional Doll Makers Art Guild
Hello and welcome to the sweetest little character doll shop just this side of dollhouse heaven. myStoryART2 has a wonderful character doll collection just for grownups!!
My name is Sharon House, a passionate polymer clay doll sculptor/dollmaker who loves doing what she does and meeting the folks who drop by her small but warm and friendly shop. Thank you for stopping by for a visit!
I"ll talk "dollmaking" anytime! I love showing off my "little folks" who are currently living on the doll room shelves in the Character Art Doll
Shop just waiting to leave home and go live with their adopted "person".
If you find a character doll that you absolutely know has your name on it and you want to know more, please do get in touch with me. If a doll interests you and you want to see more photos, inquire about layaway or you have a question or three, please don't be shy. Just ask!
Now, you might be wondering, "Who is this person anyway?"
* Some of you may follow me and my dollmaking art on Facebook.
* Some of you may know about me through PDMAG
* Some of you may have attended a class I taught.
* Some of you may have never heard of me before!
That's why I decided to do a "get to know me better" page.
I don't know about you but I know that I like to find out more about the person behind a website. It offers me a better glimpse into who that person is, their background and what motivates him or her You know, why they do what they do!
That said, here's where you can get to know me better
Are you a PDMAG (Professional Doll Makers Art Guild) 2021 convention attendee? Have you watched the Halloween Surprise Video I made for this year's PMAG convention yet? Just click on the photo (yep that one with the spooky moon and bats and hiding cats!) to go to the PDMAG site. There is lots to see and do at this year's online convention!
Like stories and/or polymer clay mixed media stuff? Drop by for a visit to myStoryart.com. It's getting a good house cleaning and "fresh look" right now so please excuse any cobwebs that may get in your way!!
By the way, I will be teaching at Curious Mondo's Polymer Clay Symposium again next February. I'll be posting a link to this free event as we get closer to the date. Stay tuned!!
So please look around. A good place to start is reading about my character art doll collection below....
ABOUT MY CHARACTER ART DOLLS
FOR GROWNUPS COLLECTION
As an art doll creator, I am the designer, sculptor, painter, pattern maker, costume designer, seamstress and storyteller. Each art doll is a learning experience for me in patience: imagining, sculpting, designing, engineering, costume making, sewing and attention to detail. Within each meticulously constructed art doll is a lifetime of learning and skills in all those "disciplines".
From concept to finished doll, dollmaking is a creative and often transformative art journey in itself. All of the "little folks" in my collection are entirely hand-sculpted with lots of love and attention to detail. I want them to have a personality and "look" that is uniquely their own.
One question I am often asked is "How long does it take you to make a doll?"
Now that, my friend, is a tough question. It depends so much on the doll itself. A good guess? I'd say about a week... give or take...Yep...35 to 40 hours! If all goes according to plan that is... which it usually doesn't GRIN!
Over the years I have heard many of my friends say."Oh you are so talented. I could never do that!" Granted, I was born with a creative gene but you know it isn't just about talent. It takes a ton of practiced skill. Being primarily self-taught, ask me about the 50 heads I made and squished up until it actually looked like something resembling a person! That piece of clay was dirty and black by the time I was finished with it. I threw it out. But funny, now, there are some days when I wish I had kept it to remind me, especially on those days when things don't seem to be working the way I want them to, about how far I have come.
It takes patience and downright determination to figure some things out along the way. All my character dolls are truly made with a lot of love, patience AND sometimes downright stubbornness! I don't give up easily...
For those of you who like lots of information about the process, you might enjoy the article on the Anatomy of an Art Doll page.
Thanks a bunch for stopping by! If you have any questions or I can assist you in some way, just get in touch with me.
So now, come meet some of my characters that are available in the Character Art Doll Shop.
Hope you enjoy your visit... Cheers, Sharon
P.S. Questions? Send me an email. But...serious inquiries only, please!