Thursday, May 5, 2011

AFIC Challenge-Look Ma, No Stands

Whew...what a blur the last two weeks have been. I spent so much time down in the studio trying to play catch up with all the things I needed to get done for AFIC. I can't believe that last week at this time, I was at the hotel helping out getting things ready for the opening. I did a little of this and that, but the main thing I got to do that was wonderful was help check in the dolls for the exhibit hall. I can't believe all the wonderful pieces coming in. When I got to personally handle so many of the challenge dolls, I was just blown away by all the talent coming in.

Cyndy let Chris & I take some pictures in the exhibit hall Sunday morning when it was very quiet. I'm going to be showcasing some of those dolls in the next few weeks. There were so many lovely pieces that it is difficult to just pick a few. I'm starting out today with nice pieces from the challenge "Look Ma, No Stand". So please sit back & enjoy pictures of some truly remarkable Art.







10 comments:

Lisa Criswell / Indigo's Beads said...

they are all so interesting and creative, and i have to say i love the mad hatter one. they are all so unique. fun!

Cyn ~ The Wingedneedle said...

LOVE the circus performers!! FABU!!Happy you finally got a pic! LOL!! and I got to see it! who did the guy with the twirly beanie? Reminds me of us at Wee Scots! LOL! So Glad you had a great time at AFIC!!

Mandy said...

Thanks for sharing those are awesome!

flyingbeader said...

The Mad Hatter is made by my friend Janet & the doll with the beanie was 1st place original design made by another of my Guild sisters, Linda Apple. The felted bunny is my table mate, Joyce. The three ring circus is mine. I realized after putting it in the challenge, that I really should have redone the clown heads, but I didn't have time. Oh well, I learned so much making 7 dolls for one piece & doing all the armature.

Judy said...

Wow!It would have been terrific to see these wonderful creations in person..Thankyou for the photos.

Cyn ~ The Wingedneedle said...

you know I thought that might be Linda's doll.....has her sense of humor for sure! Still love my "Snail Mail" from her!

Wylde Iris said...

Thanks for posting these!

Linda Apple said...

Hey Dot, Thanks for posting my Mr. Deedles....I was really thrilled that he won! and as I hoped....he gave a few people a laugh or two! :))
Linda Apple

Ed Tucciarone said...

Love all the originality and thinking outside the box! Really wonderful display. Thank you so much for posting pics. I would have LOVED to have been there. Perhaps next time. :o)

Bonnie Lee Fontaine said...

Thank you so much for taking pics of all the fabulous work! I just love all the extremely creative solutions and thinking outside the box. Linda Apple's creation was a hoot! Your circus tower of dolls was amazing also. So much work! Really awesome. I so wanted to be there. Perhaps next time!