Just finished this doll for the Sacramento’s Verge Studio exhibit. He is 18 inches tall with glass eyes, Australian mohair. His clothing includes a silk vest,woolen pants and leather boots with recycled fur. He holds a vintage “Charlie Brown” character. His bag is digitally printed with other “Peanuts” characters.
I love to make Santa Claus dolls and related characters. They all have wire armature for support. Their clothing is individually sewn. The mohair is dyed as needed. Fingers are wired. Their faces include glass eyes. Below are samples of my favorite creations. Enjoy!
‘Ethnic Santa“: one of my favorites because he looks like a family member. There’s an elf hidden in the basket.
“Mickey’s Mess” tree lights get tangled up when you leave a mouse in charge .
“Seeking the North Star.”Astrologer Santa looks through a telescope. In his left hand is a compass and a navigational map. Clothes include wool coat with recycled fur, Indian trims, handmade leather/clay boots.
“Yes Lord” Ethnic Santa has recycled fur trim. Handmade jester in left hand. Inside sweater says “Joy. Hat made of fur and recycle silk tie. Wool pants, lined coat.
“I’ll just have one more” This granny wears a dress made from vintage fabric. Grey mohair, Xmas plate, cloth and polymer clay shoes. SOLD
“LOL Santa” Jacket digitally printed with Disney characters. SOLD
“The handyman” Leather apron, store bought tool box SOLD
Tree top angel. SOLD
Miniature Santa rides leather camel imported from India.
We are all born with a gift or talent. How we choose to express it is as varied as each wave of the ocean, or cloud formation. Mother nature/ the Universe/God gives us a daily dose of what I call “eye candy”, inspiration everywhere we look. I chose to create this site to share my blessings. I am an expat. The travel bug will not let go of me. I make dolls and figurines that remind me of my travels. This art is my passion. Each piece contains not only my love and energy but at least one item or accessory that was found in another country. My work is not perfect. Each time a piece is finished, my spirit becomes more peaceful. Hope you get a dose of “eye candy” from looking at my art. Thanks and God Bless You.