Tuesday, November 29, 2011

New in the shop today, "The Hatter",  the first in a new series I've started depicting children playing at an Alice in Wonderland tea party.
This series was inspired by a family I grew up with in upstate New York, a family whose children staged the most wonderful and elaborately-costumed plays.   
Many thanks to Barbara for providing the photos that help inspire my Tea Party series!

Friday, November 25, 2011


Today through Cyber Monday, use COUPON CODE ThankYou10 at checkout for 10% off your entire order from my Etsy shop. Free or discounted shipping continues throughout the shop on various items, so check the shipping costs for your location!

Sunday, November 20, 2011

 New items and holiday specials all over The Voyagers Etsy Shop this week! 
Happy Thanksgiving!!
Free shipping in the USA on all 8.5" x 11" art prints AND on all original illustrations! Also look for discounted shipping outside the US, and discounted shipping on all art dolls, artist bears, clothing, and limited edition prints!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Monday, November 14, 2011

 Getting ready for the holidays around my studio!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

 I'm in the process of launching a new series in my shop this holiday season.
 They are downloadable paper ornaments, a quick, inexpensive and creative way to make party favors, gift cards or table decor for the Holidays!
 All you need is a printer, some good-quality cardstock (available at any office supply), and a small pair of paper scissors. No tape, no glue, no shipping costs, and virtually no wait! I email your jpeg files within 24 hours of payment.
Not only that, but each jpeg image comes with a customizable message. Just let me know at checkout what message you would like printed above your image, or I will leave it blank.  Print out the page on letter-sized cardstock, slip it into a large envelope, and it makes an excellent card/gift/paperdoll to cut out and play with.
 Each jpeg file comes with easy (very easy) instructions for printing, cutting and assembling. Paper "tabs" form a circular base with no taping or gluing or brads required. No extra parts.
Having a holiday party? Print a guest's name on the base of each ornament, and they make perfect place-savers/party favors that guests will be delighted to take home with them. You can print out your jpeg file as many times as you like, so no extra costs for multiple guests! 

(Files are for private use only. Not for resale or transfer. Copyright to each image remains with the artist and is not transferred with purchase.)

Friday, November 4, 2011

 The continuing evolution of my jointed doll Flavia...
 who is now available in my shop!

Still hard at work in the studio, but I wanted to encourage everyone to CHECK OUT THE HOLIDAY ISSUE OF BABIEKINS MAGAZINE!!!
It's absolutely enchanting, every page. Grab a cup of cocoa, sit down, and feast your eyes! 

And while you're at it, check out my I Spy illustration on p. 15, the Stag tee that I illustrated for the fabulous children's clothing line Anais & I on p. 26 (and the Anais & I interview on pp. 57-60), my printable dot-to-dot on p. 71/72, and my daughter Q's "My Closet" interview on p. 249!!

Thursday, November 3, 2011

 A new jointed doll in the studio...
She needs a name, and some clothing...how shall I dress her, do you think?

 This doll is hand-carved from baked clay, hand-sanded, and hand-painted. She is my first doll with jointed knees in addition to hips and elbows, and I'm so happy with the way she turned out! Her russet hair is made from mohair yarn, and she is 11" tall from head to toes.
 Off to work on her outfit!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

 Hannah is now in the shop, complete with her hand-stitched party dress!
 She is hand-stitched from head to toe from unbleached broadcloth, then painted in several layers, from her flowered playsuit to her red buttoned shoes.
 Her dress and hair bow are handmade from scraps of vintage lace and broadcloth.
 She can be giftwrapped upon request.
 She is most definitely ready for holiday parties.
Hannah, my first 100% upcycled OOAK fabric doll, in the shop for the Holidays.
Exciting news!!
In the works in my studio right now, one-of-a-kind handmade soft dolls. 
This one will be dressed and in the shop in time for the holidays! 
I'll keep you posted.