Saturday, July 4, 2009

Every Doll Needs A Home

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Like us and all the animals in the shelter, dolls need a home, too.

It's that time of year again when The Salvation Army Evangeline Booth Miracle Home is seeking donations of handcrafted dolls to auction off for their emergency homeless shelter. I participated in this one year when I had an overflow of dolls; and, I can't express enough how appreciative they were to receive my donations. The people I spoke with were so warm, engaging, and especially helpful when answering all the questions I had...and I had a bunch. I'm very selective about the charities I participate in.

Personally, I enjoy making dolls but decided a few years ago to release my works instead of holding onto them. There will always be a few pieces in my home; however, most of my art dolls are adopted out to new families. After awhile of creating them, you acquire a stock pile of your work; and, I couldn't really appreciate the finished pieces as much. In my studio alone, there's a stock pile of everything just to make them! It was, and still sometimes is, difficult to part with them; but, I see it more as a growing period - one which allows me to broaden my skills and move on to my next piece.

If you are interested in donating some handcrafted dolls, whether or not you made them, you can contact them at this link:

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The fundraiser is being held on Thursday, September 24, 2009 in Schenectady, NY. So, they will need to receive your dolls before then.

Friday, July 3, 2009

Ties That Bind: Art Doll Raffle

Take a look at this art doll. She is exquisite! A collection of over 100 artists contributed to her design and creation for the sole purpose of supporting the patients and families battling ovarian cancer. Something so beautiful that also benefits a great cause is a dynamic package.

One of my absolute favorite colors is turquoise; and, it really stands out in this piece. The smoothness and peaceful expression of her features is complemented by the textured and embellished design of her dress. It is eye candy to feast on! Wish I could get a much closer look! Wow!

Have you seen the little French birdcage she's toting with the little seagull in it? Okay, it may be a dove or whatever other bird you favor. I'm partial to seagulls. : )

If you would like a chance to win her, tickets can be purchased at Scrapbook Royalty.

They offer different ways to make a donation. You can either use their link to access your PayPal account or contact them directly for other means. (You can also just make a donation without entering the raffle. Just specify this to them, if that is what you wish.)

1 ticket = $5.00

6 tickets = $20.00

The winner will randomly be chosen on September 30, 2009.

Additional details and photos can be viewed at Scrapbook Royalty.

For very detailed information about the entire project, visit Project Ties That Bind.

This last site discusses the entire project at length and provides many pictures of the heartfelt love and detailing that was poured into her. If you visit this site, please make sure you view the older posts. That is where you will find a lot of the pictures. This was a year long project.

*All photos were used with Scrapbook Royalty's permission.