Many designers have a distinctive vision. They can clearly see a design in their head, render it to a reference sketch, and execute it beautifully. And then there’s me… I think that’s one of my biggest weaknesses when it comes to cohesive design – although I can see the vision clearly in my head…I do allow it to run its own course, evolving as … Read More Couture With a Mind of Its Own…
Month: January 2015
There are many repainters out there…but the renowned work of Shannon Craven at Flutterwing captures facial expression in a unique and bewitching way. I’ve admired Shannon’s celebrity work, and her fantasy art – many times, re-creating celebrity likenesses from sculpts not intentionally created to look like a particular person – that is an amazing talent in and of itself. Shannon is also currently nominated … Read More Flutterwing Dolls by Shannon Craven Gives Big for Lily!
PUBLIC VOTING HAS BEGUN – CLICK HERE TO VOTE, VOTE, VOTE!!! Congratulations to all the Nominees in this year’s #DOFDAs – with a lovely nod to TOMMYDOLL, too (no, I didn’t nominate myself). Now it’s time to cast your votes for the (CORRECTED) February 22, 2015 Winners’ Announcement! Voting is OPEN TO THE PUBLIC – and it’s free…so you have no excuse…do your duty, or we’ll … Read More #DOFDAs – 4th Annual DollObservers.com Fashion Doll Awards
With great power comes great responsibility – or so they say. People close to me know that I am very attached to my family. As a single gay man who just hit 50 in 2014, I don’t have children of my own – so I live vicariously through my brother’s and sister’s children, and now, their children, too. My eldest niece, Elizabeth, is very … Read More Using My Powers For Good
It’s a New Year…and it all started one year ago, today – my first post, A Treatise on Dolls introduced the world to Tommydoll. One year later, we’re celebrating the year, enjoying a healthy readership, and sewing like mad…and I couldn’t have done it without you (and the doll makers who give me such consistent material) – and I am quite serious about that. Thank … Read More Happy First Anniversary, Tommydoll!!!