Sunday, November 13, 2011

Princess Sarette and her Fairy Attendent OOAK Art Doll

It has been awhile since I have posted any new One Of A Kind dolls so I am happy to report that I have a new one called "Princess Sarette and her Fairy Attendant".

I really enjoyed working on this piece. She incorporates everything I love about dollmaking. Faeries, Princess's, Fine Fabrics, Embellishments, all things unique and magical!

Sarette is made of Cernit and is approx. 18" seated. She has glass paperweight eyes, lovely long auburn mohair and a beautiful cream/antique rose print dress. I love old vintage lace so I incorporated many fine pieces into the front of her dress and along the sleeves, bodice etc.,
She also wears a OOAK crown I made especially for her. Old metal findings, antique rhinestones and vintage pearls highlight her crown to make it a truly old world style. Her hair is pulled up into a high coif with tiny braids that circle around the crown.

Her little Fairy Attendent is approx 10" tall standing. She is made of Fimo and also incorporates vintage cobweb lace and trimmings. She has handmade glass eyes, creamy soft hair, a handmade crown and a tiny little bobble which reads "Fly" Her little wings are also handmade by me. She is there to make sure Sarette has everything she may need. A sweet little fairy loyal to her princess.

Sarette also holds a antique frozen charlotte fragment dug from the grounds of Thuringia Germany. She has been made into a little fairy doll for Sarette to hold.
Sarette sits upon a vintage metal chair purchased for her at a local antique shop.

Princess Sarette and her Fairy Attendent are available for purchaser here:
If interested...feel free to email me at
Thank you for stopping by!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Monday, October 3, 2011

Changing of the Seasons is hard to imagine that fall is upon us once again and I haven't posted here since spring. I have had good intentions but this year has been a difficult one with 3 deaths in a period of 6 months for our family. It has taken its toll both physically and mentally. It has been a time of much reflection.
As I watch the leaves starting to turn and feel the warmth of summer fading into a cool fresh nip in the air I am reminded how the seasons come and go and that life is like the changing seasons. We hope for days of warmth and sunshine, but along lifes path we encounter those days of cold and unexpected weather.  All we can do is try to weather the storms the best we can and hope for those beautiful days to shine down upon  us once more.

I feel a new sense of self, an awakening perhaps after seeing so much pain and suffering. I have come to realize that my art has been a strong force in the healing process. It has always been a place where I feel the most at ease and content. Little did I realize just how much it would help me to refocus and get back to the place I needed to be after what feels like such a long absence. It has been a driving force in my life and I can't imagine how life would be without it.

So... I am anxious to get back to work and share some new things with you. Thank you to all of my faithful followers. I hope I can bring some new and exciting things to share with you this year and as each beautiful leaf falls to ground I take notice and appreciate the small gifts life offers us everyday. I hope you will too!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Welcome Spring!

I hope everyone had a beautiful and joyous Easter.

It has been awhile since I posted so I thought I better pop in and update my blog.

It has been a hard couple of months with first the loss of my father and then most recently our
sweet dog Sadie whom we cherished for over 11 years. As with most grieving it seems to take awhile to get back to the normal everyday coming and goings in life. I miss them both very much.

We have had a very cold spring here where we live. It seems like winter just keeps hanging on but I did see the sweet little bees out working some spring blooms which always makes me smile. They are such amazing little creatures and what would we do without them? I love to watch them dive deep into a pollen filled flower and come out with little bits of pollen all over their legs like they are wearing little chaps. Such hard little workers they are. So I have attached a photo of this little bee and some spring blossoms to share with you. Knowing that Spring is just around the corner makes my heart sing!

I do have some new things to share with you which I will be sharing very soon.

I want to thank those of you that emailed me and posted such heart lifting words of comfort. You have no idea how much it meant to me. It was so kind of you to take the time to write. It is amazing how much an email can lift someones spirits....Thank you so much...I will never forget it!

Be back soon!!!!

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Norman Hart Sept 1932 - February 2011 R.I.P.

After a long and courageous battle with a blood disease called myelodisplasia and congestive heart failure my father Norman Hart passed away February 9, 2011 here at home.
He was a veteran of the Korean war  where he fought on the 38th Parralel Line,Pork Chop Hill, Baldy Hill and Heartbreak Ridge. He was also a bronc and bull rider 
 and continued to love and care for horses even up into his elderly years. An avid fisherman and hunter he loved the Wind River Range of mountains in Wyoming where we will scatter his ashes this summer around the 4th of July. As a special tribute to my father we are planning a  Lone Charger Memorial Procession which we think would be
appropriate for him since he loved horses and fought in the Korean War. The
Memorial Procession is led by a lone riderless
horse with a pair of boots set backwards in the stirrups and the saddle stripped. An old horseman tradition.

His talents were many. Wonderful dancer, artist, mechanic and creative person in everything he did. He could take a piece of junk and make something beautiful with it.
His wildlife oil paintings are scattered all over the U.S.

R.I.P. Dad 
We love you and you will always be in our thoughts....

Your loving daughter... Marcie

"Hold The Reins In On Her"

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Doll Collector March 2011

What a delightful surprise to find out that a childhood photo of me and my dolls was recently published in the March 2011 Issue of Doll Collector Magazine!

Doll Collector is a wonderful magazine and so supportive of doll artists around the world.
I am truly honored to be a part of this publication.

I thought while we were on the subject I would share a few more photos of me and some of my dolls as a child.
Finding some of these old photos really brought back some memories that I had long forgotten.

Friend?...or Foe???
This photo was taken when I was a little over a year old. 
I wasn't quite sure what to make of this big ol teddy bear but it didn't take too long 
before he became one of my favorites!
What a soft, sweet fellow he was!
Perfect for snuggling up to on my naps.

What little girl doesn't enjoy having a tea party with her dolls. Here we were enjoying cinnamon rolls and milk. 
I can't remember this doll at all. She is one of the ones that got lost somewhere along the way.
I was pretty good about
taking care of my dolls. I hated it when other kids would come over and try to pull their hair out or throw them around. I was always pretty gentle with them. Perhaps that is why I still have some of my old dolls...I always took good care of them.   ;-)
I still like having tea with some of my best girlfriends. We try to have a special tea a few times a year.
When we do get together we try bring along something to share ...a favorite doll, recipe, craft or special tidbit. Always so much fun to get together!   ;-)

Me and my dolly at Christmas.
My mom had a thing about "Pixie" haircuts.

You can't tell by this photo...but I really was scared of this doll and the shoes I had on really hurt my feet!
I remember that very vividly!   LOL  :-D
I was told to pose with her for the Christmas snapshot.
My mom bought her because she thought we looked alike with our "Pixie" haircuts.
I guess we sorta did...but there was something about this Giant Doll that I just never could
warm up to.  Maybe because she was sooooo BIG...a monster of a doll!  LOL   :-D
I remember that I named her "Furlinda" and where I ever came up with that name is beyond me!
Things we do as kids...where are our minds?????

Notice the little paint set in the background? Another little glimpse into my future self.
I have always loved painting and used to paint in oils and acrylics before doll making took over most of my time. I try to get back to it now and then whenever I get a free moment. One of my favorite things on earth is the smell of turpentine and oil paints in my studio!

Me and that same little mystery doll.
Hmmm...I wonder where she went????

There is that purple cat again (Loved animals both stuffed and real...still do to this day)  and
sweet little Shrinking Violet!
I loved her...but unfortunately her voice box didn't last more than a day or two.
I was heartbroken that she quit working. My dad tried everything to get her fixed but to no avail.
I still have her...she was a classic!

One last photo
Christmas with my stuffed beagle dog, a rubber jester and Cheerful Tearful.
Cheerful Tearful would cry and frown when you bent her arm down.
The rubbery jester doll I have is sitting up on my sculpting table as I speak.
I never could figure out what he was made of. It had such a squishy, strange feel to it and has somehow lasted all these years. 
You wonder sometimes what some of the toys were made of.
Kinda like Stretch Arm Strong was when my boys were young.
(Always wondered what was inside of him) ???

I have always believed that the toys we play with as children give us a glimpse into adulthood what
our interests will be and what we become later on.
I have found this to be true with so many people I know.
Dolls are recorded to have been found clear back 
even B.C. in ancient tombs and
When I find an old tattered doll I wonder about who the previous owner was, where she may have lived, what her life was like. When I sculpt a doll I wonder where her new home will be and what the new owner will be like.
It is so obvious that dolls have played a major part in civilizations for many, many years. 
It is no surprise that they continue to play a large role in our lives as doll manufactures and doll artists produce thousands of dolls every year and doll collecting is still the number one collectible.
I believe they play an important role in our lives and can teach us so much about our history.
I know my dolls were a big part of my life as a little girl and continue to be an enjoyable part even now as an adult.
Thanks for sharing with me a trip down memory lane....  ;-)

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Happy New Year!!!

Happy New Year Everyone!!!
Wishing everyone a Healthy and Happy 2011!

Santa was very good to me this Christmas and blessed me with a new little puppy!

We named her SAGE and she has brought us so much joy!
She is a red heeler and has become very loyal to me already. Heelers are such smart and loyal dogs.
I was wanting a dog that I could
take on walks and go on horseback rides with as our Dear Sweet Sadie which is half heeler and half border collie
 is just getting too old to handle that kind of exercise anymore.
She is coming up on 14 years old and arthritis
has made it very difficult for her to walk.
We still love her and she has been showing the new puppy the ropes around here which SAGE has become very anxious to learn.
What a pair they have become!

Just wanted to share the happy news and wish everyone a fantastic 2011!

Take Good Care!