Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Giveaway Winner!

Congrats to Beverley Collins, the 5th person to Like my page!  I am happy that Jane is going to a home of a long time fan of my work.

The winner was chosen using a random number generator as soon as I got to my "100 Likes" target.

It feels good to be able to give something to my fans at no cost; especially during this time when so many people spend huge amounts of money (that they don't have) on holiday shopping.  (On a side note, regarding holiday shopping:  I thought this article was so interesting.  How do you feel about it?  I personally think handmade gifts are obviously less expensive but much more meaningful).

Thanks so much to everyone who participated! My next giveaway (a secret surprise gift) will be given when I reach 150 Likes.

Monday, November 19, 2012

Art Doll Giveaway ~ Jane

To celebrate being published in the Art Doll Quarterly, Winter 2013 magazine, I have decided to offer an Art Doll giveaway!

The doll made for this event is Jane.  As you can see, Jane looks like she might have come right out of a Jane Austen novel, hence her name.  I love all of Austen's work and have long ago had the idea of making a doll inspired by one of her heroines.  Who do you think she could be?  Jane Austen herself?  Marianne Dashwood?  Emma Woodhouse? or maybe Fanny Price?...

Jane is dressed in a period appropriate (early 1800's) gown and hairdo.  Her body is made using paper mache and a paperclay overlay with several protective layers of Josefine varnish.  Her dress is also sealed with the amazingly flexible and soft extra matte varnish from Paverpol.  Her clothing and hair are made of the best papers I could find and they will withstand a lifetime when handled with care.  She comes complete with pantalet undergarments and blue "embroidered" shawl.   Except for the shawl, her clothing is irremovable. Jane can sit but she comes with a stand (not shown) for recommended posing on display (the alabaster vase shown is not included).

For a chance to win Jane, simply LIKE my M Ann M Creations page on Facebook.  Once I get to 100 likes, I will randomly choose a winner.  And if I should get more than 100 Likes, I will offer another prize! (I hope I haven't set my expectations too high -  but here's to wishing!).

 And here's the article from Art Doll Quarterly, Winter 2013.  Thanks for visiting!

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Art Doll Quarterly Magazine

I am so pleased to share that I have been published in the Winter 2013 issue of Art Doll Quarterly magazine which is now in stores and available online for purchase.

Here's a peek at one of the dolls who is featured in the article.

I will provide more images from the magazine in my next blog post along with information on how you can win a very special art doll!