My life as a doll maker began with a small gasp of wonder in 2012 when I first saw an "artist" doll in the collection of a friend. What followed for me was a journey of taking the elements of the Missouri prairie: cloth, clay and paints and turning them into my vision of that world gone-by. My dolls feature sculpted faces and hair of clay with cloth bodies. All are one-of-a-kind. My greatest joy in doll-making is painting the faces in oil; making the doll come alive with paint is the joyful and elusive part of the process.
In the last four years I have become a member of ODACA, submitted dolls into two national juried art exhibits, one of which resulted in a Juror's Choice award, set up a website as well as a Facebook page to share my on-going work as a doll Maker