Wednesday, August 11, 2010


Nice surprise, when I got my last issue of Doll Crafter & Costuming precious little "Punkin" is on the cover!
Since I was not informed ahead of time, it was really a surprise. I had sent her in to be part of their Gallery section. I loved the comment from the editor:
"Laura Lunsford's cloth dolls always put a smile on my face, her latest gallery submission, "Punkin Fairy" is no exception".
Happy Dances!


Just realized I had not put up my Hoffman entry for this meet Inda Ratu Balinese Dancer...showing her "Eastern" influence.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010


Although he's not famous like his cousin who stars in motion pictures, The Ring Master is a great showman who loves his job, cracking his whip, and keeping the show running!
After seeing ads for the new Johnny Depp movie, I just couldn't resist making this guy, even though I had already made an entry for EDAC. So glad I did, as he was given the "Judge's Choice" award!!!!!TaDa
Speaking of cracking the whip, I took along a couple of horse whips to the conference, which added to the frivolity of the whole thing. The attendance was low this year, but it was still a great conference, and I feel sorry for those who missed it. I certainly loved my teacher, Rebecca Schumacher, but I know the gals who took classes from Wendy Rinehart (who is also such a great talent) were thrilled with her class. Wendy is Canadian, and drove down with her sister & daughter. They added so much to the whole thing. And as always eleanor peace bailey had her Art Asylum which is a fantastic experience, bringing new insight & inspiration in doll making.
Glad to be back home, but so glad I was able to go!


She looks so sophisticated on her web site...but our little "Becky" turned out to be quite a character....and soooooo talented!!!!! I took the class thinking I had heard a lot about Apoxy Sculpt, so why not learn a little something about it. WELL we learned so much from this wonderful talented lady (and I use the term loosely here). Not only is she a great artist, but she's an inspiring teacher. I am so glad I was able to take her class, learn how to use the product & get to know a wonderful gal! What a treat!
And I notice in the picture it looks like a little horn, on the side of her head, but it's's just the way the curtains folded. However............


No she's not jumping on the table to dance...but in the spirit of things she put her foot up on the table so we could see how it looked!
Too bad I wasn't able to get pics of her showing her "double jointedness" was quite a show! Whatta gal!


We're encouraged to work "out of the box"....and Elma really did! She is known for her beautiful cold porcelain flowers...lovely delicate creations, but when she got ahold of the apoxy sculpt she sure went in another direction. I only got a photo of this part, but she's working on making the trunk & more twigs & twines...can't wait to see the completed work.