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Tuesday, June 1, 2010

A Day with Doll Artist Lillian Alberti


Last week I was able to have my good friend Lillian Alberti,  AKA  "Lilliano" ,  come to my shop to reconnect,  talk "Art" and work on our on going projects. 



 Lillian is working  "Fast and Furious" making paper clay dolls, and Teaching all over the states !    I was so happy when she was able to "Carve out"  a little time to come over and "Play"!!!   


The Day was fantastic, and Lillian ALWAYS  inspires me with her dolls that "Tell a story"  ..they  make the viewer feel certain emotions. Her doll's "Eyes"  and "Fingers" really talk to me ! 


See Lillian's dolls in progress....Her Alice, has a Rabbit jumping into the hole, with his back end and the perfect little velvet jacket sticking out...it really makes you feel like you see him jumping down the hole!  (unfortunately I did not capture that in my picture.) 
..but you can see the doll on her website  www.A-lil-whimsy.com  ! 


 Also visit her blog  cottagehill you can click on her blog from the sidebar on this blog under  "My Absolute Favorites". 

6 comments:

Flora said...

OMGOODNESSS!!!! I absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE,her style of doll making
the are so animated and full of life!!!! Thanks so much for posting her!!!
blessings,Flora

Marijke van Ooijen said...

Hay Colleen,

Lillian makes her dolls so beautiful..
Seh is a great artist, and I love her work very much!

Marijkexx

moti said...

Hi, I have just discovered your blog!!!!, really amazing work!!!!!!!
congratulations!!!

Eli

Minnie Kitchen said...

haha looks like a movie character! wonderful!

BumbleVee said...

her stuff is hilarious ..... what fun it would be to go to a class like that....

liz said...

Dollmaking is so cool and these dollmakers are amazingly talented. Cool blog!

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