Friday, January 15, 2010

Art Dolls Only Traveling Doll Project

I'm thrilled to be featured today in the Art Dolls Only Traveling Doll Project Blog! I sent them a self-portrait taken in my kitchen with a couple of my dolls.

My digital camera has a little screen that flips around, so I can set up the picture field. Then I put it on timer, reach over and click the shutter, and have 10 seconds to compose. A remote control would probably make it even easier.

I'll be exchanging dolls to work on with Waxela of SpiritMama and Nicole of Mealy Monster Land. We each start a doll and send it on to the next artist, each contributing to the final project and ending up with our own doll again after it has been in the hands of other artists. It will be fascinating to see what we come up with! 

Monday, January 11, 2010


Corazón is the Spanish word for heart. Our physical hearts are inside us, but our spiritual hearts can be touched by others.

Does she hold her own heart in her hands? Or does someone else hold it?
Corazón is made from paperclay, cloth, and mixed media, and painted with acrylics. She's about 14 inches high if she were to stand.
She sits on a little wooden shelf that hangs on the wall. She is in For the Love of Art, the Creative Albuquerque (formerly the Albuquerque Arts Alliance) fundraising exhibit and auction from January 15 – 29, with a closing reception on January 29 from 5-8pm.  The starting bid is low, so stop by and place your bid!
Creative Albuquerque is located at 1100 San Mateo Blvd NE, Suite 10, and their phone is 505-268-1920.

Thursday, January 7, 2010


Finished my first doll for 2010!  I'm calling her Paz, as she has a dove and a little olive branch painted on her.

She's small - about 13 inches high. I originally made her to be a cloth doll, but really didn't like painting the face on cloth, so I made her head of paperclay and sculpted her face.

She's got lambswool hair, a little net skirt, and button joints so she can sit comfortably.

Her boots are painted copper and have little swirly designs on them. I forgot to photograph her back, but she has white wings painted there.

Three more dolls are in the works! One is going to the Arts Alliance (now Creative Albuquerque, a local nonprofit) fundraising auction tomorrow. One is going to be part of the Art Dolls Only Traveling Doll Project, to be unveiled February 1. The third... probably on Etsy.  And more will be on their way soon.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Review in the Albuquerque Journal Arts Section!

I was thrilled to open the paper this morning and see a review of the Valley of the Art Dolls show that specifically mentions my doll!  Here's my favorite part of the article: "With wild and crazy red hair, striped tights and clockwork digestive system, Mock's girl wonder could easily show Alice a few untrammeled trails through Wonderland." The critic, Wesley Pulkka, also called my doll "beautifully rendered" and "masterfully built."  Wow - what a compliment!  

First, there is an image on the masthead of the Arts section:

Here's a link to the article in the Albuquerque Journal Arts Section. And I'll post the article itself as an image, although I'm not sure how readable it is (click on the image to get a larger version). 

 And my friend Leighanna Light is also mentioned in the article. 

What a wonderful way to start the new year!