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Thursday, April 26, 2012

Published in Art Doll Quarterly....WOW!






So what a cool feeling...having your work published in a magazine!  The Magazine is Art Doll Quarterly and it has been my favorite magazine ever since I found Dollmaking!  It's the Spring Summer Issue and I have a beautiful spread with a Tutorial !  I'm overjoyed...I feel very excited and grateful!  I think everyone should send their work in to feel this feeling!!! 

"Annie Rose" Paper Clay Tiny Doll


Frozen Charlotte Wand ,,the charlotte was made with white clay from a handmade mold of an original!


Shiny polka Dot Shoes
Rose Cap!


Now onto the doll that I have finished.  This sad little girl was created for a friend and "Ambassador" of Art Dolls, Annie Hesse.   Annie's house is filled with beautiful dolls created by herself and many many Artists....its so inspiring

24 comments:

Linda said...

your dolls are beautiful! Congratulations... I can't wait to get a copy!
I am trying to teach myself to sculpt with paper clay and really enjoy it ... I have not had the nerve to try a doll yet.
I so enjoy tour blog and happy for your accomplishment.
Blessings, L

Cerchio Fatato said...

Congratulations!!!

Anonymous said...

I just received my copy of the magazine and loved your spread. I know what you mean about that thrill when you open such a beautiful national magazine and see your creation leap from its pages. Many Congratulations!

Your art is beautiful and i can't wait to try out your technique. Tho my dolls are primarily cloth, i do love mixing media to see what shakes out.

thank you for adding beauty to our world.

Lillian George

Heather Williams said...

I've been quietly following your blog & admiring your art dolls for quite sometime...in fact, I can't even recall how I stumpled upon your blog. Anyway, your dolls are so sweet & lovely....& fitting for Art Doll Quarterly...congrats!!! I will look forward to picking up this magaizine...just for your article. Thank you so much for sharing! ~H♥~

Elaine A said...

Hi Colleen -

Congratulations! I will have to pick up the issue this weekend. And thank you once again for your wonderful class at the Warwick Doll Club a couple of weeks ago. You really are amazing and a real sweetheart. Hopefully will see you at the next one.

Elaine Allen

Simply Impish said...

I just adore your dolls and the process that you go through. I am so happy for you and you deserve it! Enjoy~

Colleen Colquhoun Athens said...

Heather and elaine...thank you soooo much for visiting and leaving beautiful comments...it means so much! ....I tried to email you guys...no luck. We are all inspiration for each other...thank you so much for your inspiring words...Id love to see your work....Love Colleen

Colleen Colquhoun Athens said...

Lillian....thank you so much for your beautiful words....I hope you do try the technique....that is inspiration to me.....I started with cloth..I love cloth and all of its wonderful qualities..but I couldnt needlesculpt..after 4 years I found clay. You never know .......

Colleen Colquhoun Athens said...

Thanks you! So much @!

salvage chica said...

I am so excited for you, and going to run out and get my copy.
You are so gifted and talented...Congratulations!

Shashi Nayagam said...

Congratulations! You deserve it.
Love the little vision in pink and isn't she going to live with a wonderful lady. I had the honour of taking one of Anne's classes at We Folk in Baltimore a few years ago.

Colleen Colquhoun Athens said...

Oh shashi ..thank you....you took a class with Annie? Wow....she's something else..huh? Maybevobw day we will all meet ....

Theresa said...

Oh Colleen, you're so talented. I'm not surprised your dolls are getting some deserved recognition! I always felt you had a special talent! Congratulations!!!

Colleen Colquhoun Athens said...

Theresa..thanks so much...upon visiting your blog....I realized some of your favorites are also mine.....depok and Wayne Dyer...I just saw waynes movie and it helped with opening my heart .....and I'm loving oprahs life classes.:..especially when depok is on! I believe these inspirational people help us to bring out our creativity.....

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Oh Colleen, I am so very HAPPY for you.. How exciting! Your dolls are exquisite, you should be very proud of yourself.
Thank you so much for you visit and kind words.. It means so much.
Blessings,
Penny

Darlene K Campbell said...

Of course you would be published in Art Doll Quarterly. Your work is amazing. Thanks for visiting my blog. Oh, yes I love that fox doll. Will come back agin and visit.

Joanna said...

Congrats on getting your dolls published! I love your work!

maddyrose said...

Congrats on having your work published in ADQ. Your dolls are amazing!

Jean said...

I finally got my hands on a copy after weeks of searching... from a friend in Boston,,,,,none of the Barnes and Nobele stores here carry ADQ!!! I am so excited and thrilled for you. The spread was magificent and a testament to the brilliance and beauty of both you and your work! Congratulations...Let me know, if you ever sell any...I would love to buy one.....Congratulations!..Jean

Theresa Bennett said...

Oh I love your dolls, especially Annie Rose but I can't find the summer issue in the 2 stores that carry Art Doll Quarterly here. I guess I waited too long so I'm going to have to order it online. I've been telling everybody that 'my blog friend' Colleen got her dolls published in my fav magazine!!! Keep going Colleen - your dolls are special!

Anonymous said...

That was yours? I loved the article.

I thought the mermaid holding the dancing shoes was poignant.

Mark Fichara said...

All the above dolls are wonderfully made its really great piece of crafting and art. I do love clay doll making and have huge range of models.

jessy said...

I really like your blog it's really nice.

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I really like your blog it's really nice.

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