Homespun Dolls Welcome

Hello Welcome to HomespunDolls blog page. I am a self taught doll artist who creates fantasy art dolls. All of my little ones live and work in a little piece of my backyard called Elftown. During their creation they all have their own personal story that is told just for them. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do making them.
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Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Getting ready for Open House and Down Home Christmas arts & crafts sale

I will be at The Gallery on the Square Dec.1 & 2, then at Down Home Christmas Dec 3rd here in Pocahontas. I've been creating some new dolls to take with me. Here is some pictures of the new ones.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Artisan Denizen -- Art is where we live: Interview with Art Doll Sculptor Kim Matheny

Artisan Denizen -- Art is where we live: Interview with Art Doll Sculptor Kim Matheny: The following interview is serendipitously related to two topics of great interest to me personally: literature and art. These wee little ...

Friday, November 11, 2011

Olive the pixie

Ive been thinking up lots of new little ones for Christmas lately. This is one that I just had to do. A little pixie girl so excited to get her first kiss that she makes a mistletoe head piece to wear. I wanted her to look impatient and excited and confident at the same time, lol. I also wanted her to barely be looking up, like she wanted to make sure the mistletoe was still there. After sculpting her little face, I couldnt help but laugh at her expression. I immediately pictured her with red hair and a fancy dress waiting for that kiss.
Sometimes I make a doll that I dont want to part with, this is one of those dolls. I cant re-create them and unfortunately I cant keep all of them. So Olives been listed, but if she doesnt sell then thats more than ok with me. :)

Monday, November 7, 2011

Augustus Pinderton 1863

I just completed a commissioned art doll from the Civil War time period. They preferred he not be dressed in uniform so he is dressed in his day clothes. He is sculpted of polymer clay over a wire armture, standing alone at 8 3/4 inches high.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Little Woodland Christmas Elves And Open House at the Gallery on the Square

Last night was the first Open House for the Gallery on the Square here in Pocahontas. It was also the first really cold windy day for us here. Jean the owner of the Gallery and a wonderful artist friend and I were concerned with the bitter cold that no-one would show. Boy were we wrong, people started coming at 5:30 and we didnt even have the punch bowl filled. They continued to stream in until past closing time. It was a packed house at times and we were give out by the end. It was so worth it though. We met lots of really nice people from right here in town and elsewhere. Some of the paintings found new homes and one of my little dolls, Mosely the Tree Sprout did too.
I completed Holly and Berry late Wed. night just in time for the show. A lovely lady had requested a Woodland Chrismtas boy and girl to display during the upcoming holdiday. Holly and Berry are the little elves who go out into the deepest parts of the forest to fetch the best presents they can find for their family. Holly enjoys wrapping the nuts and berries they find while Berry delivers the gifts.