Saturday, January 12, 2013

Spring PD Party

Such sad news in my inbox, The Southeastern Paper Doll Party has been canceled this year. Jean always throws a great party and it's been something I've looked forward to every year. Hopefully next year it will be back. Or heck, my husband keeps asking me when I'm going to take up the torch and throw one myself. I definitely couldn't this year. I'm going to miss seeing everyone.

I guess that means I should think about going to the convention this year. It's in Los Angles, California this year, which is on the other side of the country for me. It would be an adventure for sure. We'll see what happens.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

New Year, Renewed Commitment

Last year was a bad one. Busy-busy with no money to spare. Or time to draw for that matter. I think I drew two things (PD related, hundreds of flower doodles were successfully achieved) all year. It stunk and I am not doing that again this year. Plus you'll all leave me if I don't get my act together, if you haven't already. I need to be better. 

I wouldn't be a good host if I didn't give you some kind of picture to look at, right? So here's some grainy pictures I took of the PDs I got for Christmas. I wish I could have gotten better quality shots, but I had to turn off the flash to get them to come out this good. Since they're still available for purchase I'm only posting pictures of the covers. 

 First we have the new OPDAG Paper Doll book & it's gorgeous. I'm a little disappointed with myself over this book. As a member of OPDAG (Original Paper Doll Artists Guild) I had the chance to maybe have something published in this book, but I didn't get around to it. I missed out on being part of something truly special. I will submit to the next and hopefully my art will be accepted.

I love her work and it says there's an additional doll to download on the Dover website, which I really need to get around to doing. I think the Tiger Lily doll is my favorite.

I've been a fan of her since I stumbled onto her website about 13 years ago.

I was also given these two cute PDs. 


This one was not a Christmas gift, I bought it myself at my local Barnes & Noble. More like a sticker paper doll book, although I think it wasn't intended to be exactly. The dolls are black & white pencil and the clothes are full color stickers. Not sure exactly how the clothing was drawn because I didn't look at them too closely yet. I suspect pencil lined paintings. I took a few pictures so that you can see for yourself. I've included a photo of the UPC code in case you might be interested.


Last but not least, I wanted to link to a post on another PD blog. 
Mostly Paper Dolls Too has a B & W paper doll from 1916 with MY NAME. Nothing has my name, except a chain of hotels in Greece, but nothing in the USA. So it's really cool to see and she's cute to top it all off. I've already printed her out twice and will probably do a few more times so I can color her in different shades. I'm excited.

Thanks for sticking around, I really do appreciate each and every one of you.