Fabric Art & Figures

Alice C. W. Dennis – doll artist interview – part one

Alice C. W. Dennis makes art dolls with wonderful facial expressions.  In this interview on three pages, she shares her insights, inspirations, resources, and recommendations for new dollmakers. dolls by alice c. w. dennis (c)2005 The interview starts here… Q. How do you describe your dolls? I sometimes have difficulty with this. My “creations” are …

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Voodoo Barbie

Barbie® brings out the worst in me, sometimes. This is a good example. She’s not quite Toy Story, but she certainly is strange. I replaced her torso with a cloth body, and reinforced the (cloth) neck so it will hold her head up. Her arms and legs are jointed, attached at the hips and shoulders …

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Altered Dolls

Altered dolls usually (but not always) start with ready-made, store-bought dolls. They may be modified or even deconstructed to make a different art doll or mixed-media figure. These can include anything from themed, customized BarbieTM dolls, to Raggedy Ann gone wild, to McD’s doll toys that are made into jewelry or chess pieces. However, that …

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Annie Faerie Dolls

This is one of a series of pindolls that I’ve made by hand. These “Annie Faeries” sold out within minutes at Artfest 2001. First, I create my doll collages digitally, using antique photos and illustrations. When I’m pleased with the design and colors, I print each doll onto iron-on transfer paper. Next, I apply each …

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