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Deanna Hogan, Blue Heron Dolls

Ready to Switch Gears

Published about 2 months ago • 1 min read

Hello Reader,

I have one course sample doll that need to be completed. All that's left is hair, and I need to make some choices here. Do I go with Tibetan lamb like the others, or use the beautiful wool yarn I like so much? She looks a little serious in this photo, so hopefully hair , whichever I choose, will soften her expression.

Originally I had two sample dolls for the course, videotaping each step (or so I thought). Turns out I large part of the costuming/dressing module was NOT recording, so I had to sew ANOTHER doll. Frustrating, but the silver lining is that I'll have one more doll for the ODACA Sale this summer.

One she's done, I look forward to switching it up and making a different doll - maybe Viola Ruth http://www.blueherondolls.com/Alabama%20Baby%20.htm, or the multi-jointed Averill http://www.blueherondolls.com/Averill.htm.

But first, my studio needs some serious cleanup and organization. It's a small space, and and there's always a bit of mayhem after each project (and Enigma has been a big one!)

In January I made preparations for the UFDC Convention/ODACA Day this summer in Kansas City. I purchased airline tickets, made hotel reservations, kennel reservations, and airport parking reservations. Last year I procrastinated the hotel reservations (in Bellevue Washington) and ended up paying a small fortune for the room. Not doing that again!

I hope there are some of you who have the means to travel to the convention. I love meeting people with whom I've only corresponded on the Internet. And of course, seeing everyone's dolls in person is inspiring.

FYI: ODACA is always looking forward to collectors and fans of art dolls to apply for ODACA Patron membership. The organization wouldn't survive without these supporters.


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Deanna Hogan
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Deanna Hogan, Blue Heron Dolls

Doll Artist and Teacher: Preserving the art of making dolls and Artist Member of the Original Doll Artist Council of America (ODACA).

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