It always starts with an idea.

Have you seen my latest art dolls? I played with the woodlands theme to make a little collection of art dolls to play with while they are adopted from my official gallery store. You can adopt a Bunny, A fox, an owl, a Bear or a little girl.

Would you like to learn more about the process from start to finish?

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Everything, no matter how simple of complex of an art project, it always starts with an idea. Mine always begin in my sketchbooks. That’s where I pour everything that comes into my mind at a given time of day, so I record it to use it later when I need an idea to start working.

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I had these dolls blanks for a long time, waiting for one of my art attacks to give them life. And I’m so glad I had them because now that Autumn is creeping in, I felt the need to create something about the woodlands, specially after looking at one of my favorite books, “Where the wild things are” and I got an idea after looking at the kid in his pajamas.

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So I set up to work. I got my needle felting tools and after an afternoon of hard work and pricked fingers, the dolls started to take shape. Furry forest critters that will inhabit the vast woodlands of Danitaland.

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It really is a lot of work, slowly felting the wool into the fabric stuffed bodies, specially when I injured my left hand and now I am basically working single handed. but I kept on going and progress really started to show.

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Once done with the rough work, it’s time to create the details of each of the dolls. The little girl has a pine tree brooch holding her cape.

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And each of the little furry animals has a fluffy cottony tail in their cute behinds.

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And then, it’s time for details! I pick up a pencil and start drawing their faces. Mouths and eyes first and then the sketch of their beautiful, sparkly living eyes.

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Someone told once that I am very brave because I make the dolls first and then I make the faces, knowing that if I make a mistake the doll will be no good. But that does not stop me at all. I’ve always thought of making the body first because once I see it, I know what face will the doll have.

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And just like that, they are lining up ready to get their beautiful faces detailed with paint and mixed media materials to give them the final touch.

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After all the hard work, they are ready! Fluffy furry bodies ready, lively eyes painted and it’s time for their formal photoshoot to get them ready for adoption!

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I really had a blast with them, it was a lot of fun to pose them and then play with them, having tons of adventures on my clover forest here in my backyard.

It was so much fun indeed that my photographer had to remind me that we were there to actually take pictures, not to play. But in the end no one can resist them and we ended up playing with them a bit before wrapping up the photo session.

And now, here they are, ready for adoption on my official website and my Etsy store.

Click on your favorite to see more images of them, and you can adopt them right away!

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