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Past Awards

Kurt

Kurt

Blue Ribbon, “Made by Exhibitor” Category in the Modern Doll Competition, United Federation of Doll Clubs 2010 Convention, Chicago, IL The doll had to represent a character from “The Sound of Music.”

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Maria

Maria

2nd Place Ribbon, “Made by Exhibitor” Category in the Modern Doll Competition, United Federation of Doll Clubs 2010 Convention, Chicago, IL The doll had to represent a character from “The Sound of Music.”

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Must We Dance?

Must We Dance

Blue Ribbon, Adult Fine Arts – Sculpture, The Brazoria County Fair, Angleton, TX, October 2010

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Babushka and Her Pysanka Eggs

Babushka and Her Pysanka Eggs

Blue Ribbon, Adult Fine Arts – Sculpture, The Brazoria County Fair, Angleton, TX 2011

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The Gamblers

Up, Up and Away

Blue Ribbon, 2011 Spring Open Art Show, Matagorda County Museum, Bay City, TX

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Little Bird

Little Bird

Blue Ribbon, “Made by Exhibitor” Category in the Modern Doll Competition, United Federation of Doll Clubs 2014 Convention, San Antonio, TX. The doll had to represent either a cowboy/cowgirl or a Native American Indian.

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Rowdy & Buck

Rowdey & Buck

Blue Ribbon, Adult Fine Arts – Sculpture, The Brazoria County Fair, Angleton, TX 2014

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Madge

Madge

Madge is a one-of-a-kind all felt 20” doll that I created for the “Made by Exhibitor” category in the Modern Doll competition at the 2009 UFDC National Convention in Atlanta. The requirement that the doll must be made entirely from felt, including clothes and shoes, was quite a challenge since I had not made a doll of felt before. She was awarded a Blue Ribbon and also received the President’s Choice award.

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Luba with her Pysanka

Luba with her Pysanka

This 17” doll is costumed to represent a woman from the Ukraine carrying a replica of a decorated Easter Egg in her basket. The requirement was that the doll’s costume must represent an ethnic group. This doll also received a Blue Ribbon in the “Made by Exhibitor” category, Modern Doll competition at the 2009 UFDC Convention in Atlanta.

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Casino Elf No. 2

Up, Up and Away

Casino Elf No. 2 was included in the 14th Festival of Artist Dolls in Ekaterinburg, Russia in May 2009. The theme of the Festival was “The Game.” He received a diploma as the Choice of the Puppet Theatre.

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The Outlaw & the Indian

Up, Up and Away

This one-of-a-kind cloth character doll was the Grand Prize Winner of the Character Doll Challenge sponsored by Soft Dolls & Animals magazine in September 2009.

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The Gamblers

Up, Up and Away

This 5-doll vignette of poker players with an aging saloon girl watching them was awarded Honorable Mention at the Brazosport Art League’s 2009 People’s Choice Show. This group of card players is included as part of an 11-doll vignette titled, “The Sleepy Dog Saloon.”

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Wild & Wacky Cat Ladies

Up, Up and Away

These three dolls are a series of dolls I created especially for cat lovers. I entered the three dolls together as the “Wild & Wacky Cat Ladies” in the Galveston Art League’s 2009 Fall Juried Show and they were awarded Second Place in the 3-D, Professional category.

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Up, Up and Away

Up, Up and Away

Inspired by a Cirque du Soleil performance I saw on TV, this colorful clown pretends to be floating away in his hot-air balloon. The balloon is a painted and embellished Styrofoam® ball attached to a small basket by sturdy wire. He was awarded Second Place in 3-D category at the Galveston Art League’s 2008 Open Juried Show.

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Roxanne

Roxanne

This 17” one-of-a-kind, Las Vegas show girl was awarded a Blue Ribbon in the Made by Exhibitor category at the 2008 UFDC Convention in Las Vegas. She wears a beaded and sequined costume with white feather boa headdress and lots of faux diamonds. The purchased platform heels (formerly key chains) are embellished with more sequins.


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Lavender

Lavender

Lavender is a 12” one-of-a-kind fairy. Her costume is made of lavender organza, silk flower petals and beading. Her wings are beaded, sparkly felt and her hair is white eyelash yarn. She was awarded a Second Place Ribbon in the Made by Exhibitor category at the 2008 UFDC Convention in Las Vegas.

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Girlfriends

Girlfriends

This one-of-a-kind tableau of three dolls was inspired by the colorful sandals (formerly Christmas tree ornaments). Each pair had a right and left foot so of course they became doll shoes! The bright, summer outfits were coordinated to match their sandals. “Girlfriends” was awarded Second Place in 3-D category at the Brazosport Art League’s 2008 Open Juried Show. They were also included in a Special Exhibit, “Expressions! The Artist’s Way,” at the 2008 UFDC Convention in Las Vegas.

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Bad To The Bone

Bad To The Bone

In August 2007, this "tattooed" biker was awarded First Place in the Professional 3-D Category at the Brazosport Art League’s Open Juried Fall Show. Then, in October 2007, he was awarded a Blue Ribbon and also received an "Outstanding" rosette ribbon and trophy in the Adult Fine Arts Exhibition at the Brazoria County Fair. He rides a 1:6 scale West Coast Chopper bike and is dressed in denim jeans and vest, black T-shirt, black leather boots and a bandana do-rag. His vest is covered with miniature biker patches and his long gray wool hair is held back with several rubber bands. "Bad to the Bone" was created for the TAODA 2007 juried Gallery show, "Sinners & Saints & Wisecracking Women."

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Flutter

Flutter

This 17" one-of-a-kind circus clown was awarded a Blue Ribbon in the Made by Exhibitor category at the 2007 UFDC Convention in Detroit. He was originally created for a Hoffman Fabric Challenge and toured for a year with the Hoffman traveling exhibits. "Flutter" was also selected to appear in a new book, "500 Handmade Dolls," published by Lark Books and due out in the fall of 2007.

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Millie

Millie

"Millie" was awarded a Blue Ribbon in the Adult Fine Arts Exhibition at the 2006 Brazoria County Fair. My inspiration for this doll was Mildred Douglas Chrisman who, in the early 20th century, won the World Champion Girl Bronc Rider title twice and also acted in silent movies with Tom Mix. The 17" one-of-a-kind doll wears fringed suede leather culottes and vest, blue cotton shirt and leather boots with spurs. Her hair is mohair and she carries a white hat in her hand as she waves to the admiring crowd. Mildred was inducted into the Cowgirl Hall of Fame in Ft. Worth, Texas in 1988.

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Pool Time

Pool Time

This ample, 16" one-of-a-kind doll was awarded 3rd Place in the 2006 Hoffman Fabric Challenge. This was a special thrill for me as it is the first time that my entry has received an award in the more than 10 years that I have entered. She wears a swim dress of the Challenge fabric, a coordinating robe, flowered swim hat and flip-flops. In her vinyl beach bag are a bottle of Perrier®, a towel, sun block, a portable CD player and several of her favorite CD’s. She carries a ring float on her other arm.

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Betsy Ross

Betsy Ross

This was my competition entry at the 2005 UFDC National Convention in Philadelphia, PA. The mandate was to create Philadelphia’s favorite flag maker, Betsy Ross. She was awarded a Blue ribbon in the Modern Competition, Made by Exhibitor category. She was also awarded a Blue ribbon and an Outstanding rosette in Adult Fine Art, Soft Sculpture category, at the October 2005 Brazoria County Fair in Angleton, TX.

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Rosalind

Rosalind

I had never entered a doll in a Costuming competition before, but I figured I had spent so much time hand beading her lace overdress that I should give it a try. I was delighted when she was awarded a Blue ribbon and Best of Category rosette in the Professional Costuming category at DISCOVER! 2005, in Washington, D.C. To make it even more exciting, she was also awarded the Jones Publishing Company’s Crystal Globe Award for Costuming Group at the Awards Banquet.

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Imagine Peace

Imagine Peace

I was invited to enter a doll in the December 2005 Doll Festival held in Ekaterinburg, Russia. The theme for the festival was "Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band" and was dedicated to the Beatles. I was asked to create and ship my interpretation of John Lennon to the Festival. Happily, he received the President’s Choice award.

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My Alter Ego

My Alter Ego

All cloth doll makers have a favorite stuffing and mine is Poly-fil® made by the Fairfield Company. In 2005, the Fairfield Company issued a "Through the Looking Glass Doll Challenge" to all cloth doll makers to create a doll that was to be a self-portrait of how we see ourselves. My entry was created to reflect my fantasy alter ego versus my reality. The fantasy is leisurely eating chocolates while reclining on a chaise lounge dressed in a sexy little outfit. The reality is fuzzy slippers, curlers and a box of doughnuts! "My Alter Ego" was awarded the Grand Prize.

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Summer Chit-Chat

Summer Chit-Chat

This piece was entered in the Galveston Art League, 2006 Spring Open Juried Exhibition. The theme was, "Galveston, Oh Galveston," and the artwork was to reflect Galveston’s unique culture, landscapes, cityscapes and seascapes, real or interpretive. I added some miniature seaside souvenirs and a mini flyer on "What to do in Galveston" to my "Summer Chit-chat" ladies and they became instant Galveston tourists. I was delighted when they were awarded First Place in 3-Dimensional Work!

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