Monday, June 15, 2009 show....

I had two special guest who came to see me, my two beauties Kinsley and her mom,my daughter, Chencha. Kinsley was so good, she even flirted a bit with Neva's husband, but mostly she amused herself with one of her toys. Kinsley loves to taste everything, Much to her mom's dislike, so everything that looks good must taste good, right? ahahaha!!!This is my most favorite age!!!

The Ladies of TOADA,
L-R standing Gwen Ross, Joyce Patterson, Wilmer LaBome,Marsha Krohn, Beth Akin,Karyn Jewel,Annette Foley, and me (Yes I know, Chunky monkey)
L-R seated Donna Simms, Neva Waldt,Pepper Hulme, Janet Bodin, and Annette Money

Well It was very Texas, that's for darn sure!! The heat was very HOT? hehehe
Honestly I think I melted a bit, but I had loads of fun!!!Sure wish all this extra weight had melted off too!!!
I got to meet Marsha Krohn and her sweet mom, who reminded me of my mom!
So many beautiful creations by so many talented women, if y'all get a chance, go by Somerville and do stop in ART C's Gallery,the wonderful and gorgeous hostesses, Cathy and Cheryl, I hope I got those names right, are the nicest ladies around.

There were too many beautiful art dolls, I have to say my most favorite was done by Neva Waldt of Art Dolls by Neva
This one is called " Harry was always a leg man " Harry is the puppeteer and he is holding on to string that are attached by magnets to the the jointed legs, everything Neva does is so clean and precise, just perfect!!!

This is called " All Dressed up and no place to go" again another wonderful piece!!!

Gwen made this sweet one and 2 other creations, she really does great dioramas with her dolls, my very favorite one of hers was a very large detailed piece with two musicians and a conductor,I wasn't sure if I could show it here, but it is spectacular, each instrument was so detailed ,I know I use that word a lot, but it's so true, the details do make a big difference,from the expressions on her face to the positioning of the bodies

Janet's of " Expressive Figures of Janet Bodin" , pieces are always so sweet and gentle with little elves or sprites,
this tree's bark ,she said was made of dryer sheets!!! which she has painted and
made to mimic the look of tree bark...!!!The little characters have caps made from acorns, too cute!!

Marsha's of "Shreds and Tatters" art is all elegance and so exquisite!!! I could look at her art all day long and never tire of it!!!Her beautiful art reminds me a bit of the art made by Marlaine Verhelst and Ankie Daanen

Pepper Hulme of " Dollworx " shown with two of her entries,this lovely art doll is dressed in beautiful lace and I looked but never found out how she was attached to the base, it's as if she floats on air, I wonder if she'll share?

Annette Money of " Just 3 more stitches---" stands next to her adorably whimsical creations , I love the colors she chose!!!

Joyce Patterson of " Fabric Images by Joyce",is from my hometown or just a hop, skip and a jump away from where I grew up!!!!!small world, such a lovely lady, she was getting ready to go to another show out of state, My dd loved these, full of fun and whimsy!!! I kinda favored the pirate!!!

Wilmer La Bome, with one of her entries, a patchwork angel, very fluid
and sweet!!She must have been the only one of us who didn't melt!!!Well her and Gwen!!!

One of my favorite artist is Donna Simms of " Donnas Art World ", she has to be one of the sweetest ladies on the group!!! I adore her art dolls and so did everyone who came by!!!

This is the little guy that made such a big hit, Donna was very generous with tips on how he was made!!!I think it's so funny how she said she does all her dolls differently, mostly because she can't remember the exact steps from the previous !!! I can so relate!!!

Annette Foley is another artist who made 2 sweet little girl dolls and a clown, the top one is hers,called Eleanor at 5,too adorable!!!She said one of the funniest lines I have ever heard, something about a " Slippery Slope" leading to "and pretty soon we're all crack whores" in referrance to once we start missing group meeting,I thought I was going to die laughing!!!All good fun and so funny,you had to be there to appreciate it!!!!?

The art below , next to Annette, is one of Angela Jericki's gorgeous entries, her dolls have beautiful fluid lines, a must see!!

Karyn Jewel is near my neck of the woods too, Lake Jackson!!!!She's a very quiet and sweet lady,who's dolls are full of whimsical fun, these two are mixed-media,I like Lola the one on the right,the colors she chose are like her, jewel-like!

And last but definitely not least is Beth Akin, next to one of her creations,a dimensional cross stitch entry, with it's bright brilliant coloring!!!

Here I am, isn't it strange how we don't always look the way we think we do? I gotta
start exercising, starting tomorrow.....

One last picture of all of us at lunch,

The Margarita's with Patrone were excellent!!!



Bee Serendipitous said...

Flora, Thanks for sharing the event with us...everyone's creations were awesome especially yours I just love her...the pictures were great, your granddaughter is adorable and you look great too! thank you again! have a honey of a day! grace peace & joy 2 U Marlene

Silvia said...

Thank you, Flora, for showing the portraits of the ladies! All the works are great. I am impressed by every work. Best wishes to all of them!

P.S. I really really really love your "from the sea doll". Amazing work (as always)!

Brandi McKenna said...

Crazy talent! I mean I am in awe...what a great time it must have been!

Creager Studios said...

WOW Flora...

Looks like you had a WONDERFUL time...surrounded by Beautiful Art and Good Friends and does not get much better than that!!!

It was Great to see Donna S. a dear freind and your are right, a very sweet lady...

Thanks for sharing


Yve said...

Hi there, I'd like to nominate you for a Scream Blog Award coz I love your blog :o)

Georgina said...


Thanks so much for posting all the work from you very talented ladies. How lucky to be around so much wonderful creativity and be a part of it all.

Of course, your work is still my absolute fav!


William Bezek said...

Your sea horse looked great hanging! I'm of new fan of Neva's too, she's got some talent!

Bone*Head*Studios said...

Good morning, Thanks for visiting with me and for all the wonderful comments!!!It's hard to chose a favorite isn't it!!!


Zan Asha said...

Amazingly talented ladies!! There is so much creativity in the world :)

It sure looks like you had a fun time! And, you are BEAUTIFUL, Flora, as are your girls! Quit giving yourself such a hard time! :)

Everything is lovely--sure wish we had an art doll group like that here!

Bone*Head*Studios said...

AHAHAHA!!! Thanks Zan!!!
I'm sure you can find a guild or
group somewhere near you? Or ...You can start one???!!!

Imseeingraggedies Nutt said...

Thanks for sharing the pics! It is neat to see creations and their creators! And I don't know what you are talking about.... you look great! :) Keep up the great work!
Shawnette :)

Bone*Head*Studios said...

Shawnette, Welcome and Thank You for the lovely comments!!!I'm so glad that your " Dilema " is finally over!!!

Lisa Nelson's Art, Bucks County Designs said...

Flora, this is sooo much fun - I feel like I was at the show. Your daughter and grandaughter are gorgeous (just like you) - stop picking on yourself. I'm somewhat familiar with Neva's work from ADQ and it's really nice to have a face with a name. All of these dolls are absoultely amazing. Thanks so much for sharing!

Bone*Head*Studios said...

Lisa, it was fun and thanks a bunch!! Amazing talent and amazing women, all of them!!!Honestly I was just stating a fact, I never used to worry about weight, now it's a different story!

softinthehead said...

I am so thrilled to have seen all of this. Absolutely amazing! I am totally speechless! Guess there is hope for this ol' Softee....I'm speechless....Pam

Bone*Head*Studios said...

Hello Pam!!,
So glad you stopped by and my goodness , why would you say such a thing? You are an awesome artist!!!

LDWatkins said...

Flora, thanks so much for sharing all of the pictures. The creations are all amazing. Just wish I lived closer. They are all such wonderful people and artists, and our organization, TAODA, is top notch!!!

Bone*Head*Studios said...

I agree with everything you said LD!!!I wish you lived closer too we could finally meet!!!

Joanna Thomas said...

Thank you for sharing the show with us Flora! I loved seeing all the artist with their beautiful work! I just wish I could have seen everything in person~
You were the most beautiful 'doll' of all!

Bone*Head*Studios said...

OH Joanna!!! You are way too kind,
But many thanks!!!

Pattee said...

Fabulous group of doll artists!
Your daughter is beautiful as well is your granddaughter!

I know Donna personally and I have never met a sweeter more generous woman in my life... I love her!


Bone*Head*Studios said...

Hey Pattee!!!, how are you? I told Donna about you and she remembered
you, and said the same thing about you !!! Thank you for the lovely comments about my sweeties!!

ziggy stardust hates to love said...

Flora you look so pretty and you havent changed a bit since we moved out years ago! It seems like forever! I loved your sea horse! I hope we can keep in touch now via this blog and facebook. I posted some pics of Michelle and little Mick, stop by to say hi sometime! cheers!