Deanna Hogan, Blue Heron Dolls

What Will the New Year Bring?

Published 2 months ago • 1 min read

Hello Reader,

2023 has been a remarkably short and yet at the same time, LONG year. How can that be? A lot has happened - personally, nationally, and globally. Let's hope 2024 brings peace, health, stability and happiness to all.

My goals for 2024:

  1. Knuckle down and get an online course launched.
  2. Finish some projects (when is there NOT a project to be done?)
  3. Play more music at local venues, on a regular basis.
  4. Maybe travel a bit.
  5. Get in better shape!

I hinted at a project I was working in my last newsletter. Earlier this year my mom asked me to make 1950s dolls for two of her close high school friends.

Years ago (early in my doll "career") I made one for my mom - poodle skirt, sweater, dickie, saddle shoes, etc. You can see this doll in one of my first newsletters:

And since that one was a simple OOAK doll (who knows where the pattern is!?) - I decided to use the pattern I designed for the class I taught in March and again earlier this month. I enlarged the pattern a little and added boobs. I'm happy to say both dolls were well-received.

The next UFDC Convention and ODACA Day will be held in July, in Kansas City, MO. This gives me many months to make more than the 10-12 dolls I usually produce for the ODACA sales room. I'd love to see some of you there! ODACA welcomes anyone interested in becoming an Artist member (which is a juried process) or Patron. Check out the button links below:

Now I'm off to complete two three unfinished dolls!

Deanna Hogan

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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