I've unpacked and repacked all the boxes, sent my thank-you notes, and have started on further projects. As I have a cardiac ablation procedure next Monday, I'm trying to get as much done as I can so I can afford to sit around and be useless for a while. Well...maybe a little handwork.
The doll show went really well. I made several times my expenses, which is kinda how I have to figure it. I met a fellow doll artist, Connie Tognoli, and got to see her small work in person. She was traveling from California, so small was what she had to bring!
I also managed to clear out a collection of 1950's dolls...it was weird having dolls on my show tables that I didn't make, but it seemed like the best solution. Almost all of them found homes, and now I have more space. All that to explain the show photos below and why there are commercial dolls in them!
Aside from two new commissions and selling a surprising number of dolls, I got to meet a lady who has an antique shop in Chandler, AZ. She wants to carry my dolls in her store, either by consignment or wholesale. We plan to meet later this month and work it all out. Her shop is really special, and I can't wait to go down and see it. Of course, I will take a tiny bit of money and LEAVE the rest of it here.
I'm sort of piled up with commissions until Christmas, so between that and getting presents out for all the grandkids, I will be busy!
Here is one large Izannah I finished recently--she's 21" or so.