Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Hello, Dolly

Remember waaaaay back in January, when I was only 2 days into this daily art insanity? If you can think back that far, you may recall that I submitted a piece to Lark Books for 500 Handmade Dolls jurored by Akira Blount. I got a letter in the mail today and we're in! (We being me and my doll, 13:13.)

Very exciting. I met Akira at Arrowmont, where she was teaching a really cool class: Anthropomorphic Workshop. I couldn't take it because I couldn't spell it, but I frequented the studio afterhours to spy on the works in progress and there were some truly amazing anthropomorphised things being made in there. (Anthropomophic: from the Greek: anthropo meaning man/human and morphos meaning change. - Sorry but after all the years I suffered through Greek School -- I can't help it.)


Apparently, there were over 1900 entries and we made the cut! No doubt, in large part due to the wonderful work by Walter Kirk at Windward Photography. Thanks to Akira and Lark, and to my friend, Laurie Mika, whose doll in Beyond Paper Dolls inspired me to try my hand at the human form. I can't wait to see the rest of the entries.

10 comments:

Michelle c said...

:o) Wonderful news! congrats!!

Frivolitea said...

What a cool "doll." Love it. And congratulations for being selected to be in a Lark Book. Wonderful!

judy coates perez said...

She is absolutely fabulous! congratulations on making the cut. Sounds like another must have for the book shelf.

Julaine Lofquist-Birch said...

And you were afraid of "fleeting fame" - congratulations on the doll book, AND for the CPS Embellishment thingy...

GeorgiePorgie said...

NOT YOUR MOTHER'S BARBIE:

Imperious, vulnerable, dark and fraught with symbolism - I like it.

katie said...

congratulations cher!! this doll is so very lovely...you two deserve the honor.

kimberly sherrod said...

You are my new best friend!
I am so proud of you! I love your doll and have been a big fan of Akira's for a long while. I think I first saw her work in Susanna Oroyan's books. I have also met her- at a Souther Highlands Craft Guild show when I lived in Asheville. I bought her doll video and even though I fell asleep watching it ( her voice just is so monotone and calm) I love her work. It has a spiritual and personification that others sometimes don't attain. I love it! Congrats on making the cut! I will be passing Atlanta on my way between Augusta ( M&Dad) and Clarksville (daughter) in Augusta. Could hook up a Mojitos then!

quiltcrazygal said...

Way cool! Your work is excellent and very inspiring! I can't wait to see the book! I'm very happy for you! Jenna

I need orange said...

I love Akira Blount's work -- how cool to be chosen by her to participate! Congrats!

No wonder she picked your work -- very cool.

Anonymous said...

cabin fever says: congrats on being published again. It's great that your work is being recognized as "publish-worthy". good for you!!!