Thursday, July 15, 2010

Hide and Seek finally finished!

Hello there Bloglandia Gang! I hope all has been well here in the land of blogging. My world has been extremely busy of late. Sometimes even the best laid plans often fall astray. That seems to be the story of my life. haha

We had a 4 week run of high school summer baseball where we were running to a game nearly every week night. Then, in the midst of all of that, my brother-in-law and his wife moved from Tennessee down the road from me. So, I have spent some time helping them to get to know the lay of the land in these dreadfully hot parts here in Florida. And, not to mention, my mother and father-in-law come from Tennessee too for a 2 week visit. Tie that in with work and every day run of the muck stuff, and you get whopping creative delays! Unfortunately, as you can see, it took me a lot longer than I had anticipated to finish the hide and seek critters. I hope you will find in in your hearts to forgive this poor ole creative soul. *puppy dog eyes* With so much happening, the creative pixie muse took a vacation on me. I really can't say that I blame her. But, now she is back and we quickly got back to work.

At any rate, I hope you like "Hide and Seek". I intend this to be my entry for the International Art Doll Registry's (IADR) August contest themed "Wild Fae". It will be my first contest entry with the group so wish me luck! And, without further adieu, here are the pics you have long been waiting for. Let me know what ya think? I would love to have feed back from all of you. There is something about this piece that really makes me smile. I have enjoyed making this one so much, that I might consider making some more of these little critters. Wonderful childhood memories; playing hide and go seek. Perhaps you have some of your own childhood memories of hide and seek too. :-)

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Now that we have finished up with "Hide and Seek", I wanted to share with you the latest bit of news as well. NOOOOO I'm not pregnant! *wipes brow* Good Lord help me if I was. LOL Actually, I was fortunate enough to have another one of my dolls selected for the Gallery in Doll Crafters and Costuming magazine for September 2010 issue. Perhaps you might remember the "Gypsy Spirit". She is another one of my favorites that I think I will have a hard time parting with her when that day comes. Here is a picture of her in case you don't remember her:
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I really love her attitude and care-free spirit. One day, when I grow up, I want to have that same confidence about me too just as the gypsy spirit.

At any rate, I'm off for the time being to clear up the whirlwind of a mess the pixie muse created from playing "Hide and Seek".

Hugs,
Lori

16 comments:

  1. I just love it all Lori, fantastic just fantastic

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  2. Hi Lori ,just adorable,I loved these wild hair.
    hugs.

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  3. Wow, you have been busy! Good to see you back in blogland. I love your new piece, so playful and spritely :) And congrats on Gypsy Spirit. She was the first of your dolls that I ever saw and she still looks just as lovely!

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  4. This is very nice.
    Very different that I'm used from you.
    Imaginative and very atmospheric.

    Lori, How are you?
    In the Netherlands it is to hot.
    Pffffffffffffffffff.
    I don't like the summer.

    Hugs Ineke

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  5. Ineke! Hello there dear friend, it is so good to see you. I am glad you like this new piece of mine. I really had a great time creating it. I believe it is good for artist to explore their creativity and push their imagination beyond their normal realms. It is good for the heart and soul. :-D

    It is dreadfully hot here too. I like living in Florida, but I HATE the heat and humidity! I can't wait for the "fall" weather to come again when we have much less humidity and dryer weather. Stay cool over there in the Netherlands!

    Hugs,
    Lori

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  6. Roisin, hello there! It is good to see you too. I am sorry I have not been as attentive to my blog lately, you know how that thing "life" can be at times. haha Sometimes, it tends to interfere with the things you would like to do. haha

    Thank you for such a wonderful compliment on "Hide and Seek". And, too, for the congratulations on Gypsy Spirit for landing in Doll Crafter. I am really happy about that. Much to my dismay though, I just got notice that my favorite magazine will be closing it's pages forever. What a sad day that was for me to get the notice in the mail. *sigh* I will miss reading that wonderful magazine. I can only hope it's replacement will pick up the pace a bit and carry some of the same content.

    At any rate, thank you very much for stopping by and cheering me on. I can't tell you how much that means to me. :-) <3

    Hugs,
    Lori

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  7. Sharon, you are such a peach! Thank you! <3 You have no idea how much your comments make me smile. hehe Thanks!

    Hugs,
    Lori

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  8. Hi there, Duendes! Thanks for stopping by and complimenting my latest creations. Super nice of you! I'm glad you like their wild hair style. haha I'm rather fond of it myself. :-D

    Hugs,
    Lori

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  9. Lori...OMGOSH..I adore Hide and Seek!! You captured the playful "faces" just perfect.

    Of course, ya know I love the gypsy!!! Congrats on her being choosen. SO happy and proud that you are being recognized my very talented friend.

    Hugs,
    Regi

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  11. Hey neighbor, love your dolls so cute, I think I've seen your work in the area, did you teach at the Mt.Dora Art Museum?
    Whatever, love those pixies LOL
    thanks for coming over, I'm following now
    Karey

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  12. Ineke, you are so sweet. I think I'm gonna have to go on a stroll to your blog and see what is in store for me. haha

    Hugs,
    Lori

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  13. Kaerie!

    How nice of you to stop by and what a pleasant surprise. :-) Thank you for such a nice compliment too. <3

    As for the Mt. Dora Art Museum, I have never showed my 3-D pieces there only my pastel paintings years ago. I know of a nice lady that was showing some of her work there in the past (I think about 2 years ago maybe), but, not sure if she is still affliated with them or not. I have considered contacting them though on the possibilities of displaying there. But, I'm still too chicken to do that. haha So much for my extroverted personality. LOL

    On the other hand, I have contacted a couple of shops in the area to see if they take in my type of work. Sometimes you just never know what store owners are willing to try. :-) And, I did show my work last October at the Mt. Dora Craft Festival and at the Tavares Christmas Parade I had a table set up there as well. So, it is possible that you might have seen a few of my pieces then. :-)

    Anyway, thank you so much for stopping by. :-) We'll have to arrange that lunch date sometime in the future. I have not forgotten. <3

    Hugs,
    Lori

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  15. your blog is always wonderful.hugs

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  16. Duendes! Thank you for stopping by! And, too, for such a wonderful compliment. :-) That is such a nice thing for you to say. I hope that I can alway keep it interesting with the little people from the pixie knoll.

    Hugs,
    Lori

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