Friday, June 10, 2011
Some of my "Little Creeper" dolls will be part of a gallery show called "Weirdsville" starting today at "Tasty" art gallery in Greenwood. The show will run through July 5th and there is an opening night party tonight from 6-9pm if you happen to be in the area.
Check out "Tasty Delectable Collectibles" 7513 Greenwood Ave. N, Seattle
Tuesday, May 31, 2011
I will be teaching my Monster Rag Doll class at the Artfest Annex this June 25th. The class will be from 10am-5pm and the cost of the class will be $110. Check out the class details on the Annex website: http://www.teeshaslandofodd.com/annex/classes/andrewdyrdahl/mgd/class.html
I hope you can join me - we are going to have a great time!
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
I have been getting very inspired to create a new group of art dolls in my studio. I have been gathering materials and formulating some new ideas that I think will be great! I am about to start production on a new "litter" of my Monster Rag Dolls, or "Little Creepers" as I am now calling them. The thing I love about making them is that each one is unique and they develop their own personality as I am creating them - it is like they come to life in a way. I think they represent the uniqueness in all of us and I like how they celebrate our imperfections. But most of all, I like how they are whimsically creepy!
At the beginning of the month I had the opportunity to teach some classes at Artfest 2011 in Port Townsend, WA. It went very well and I had a great time! One of the classes I taught was a class on how to make "Monster Rag Dolls" - I was very impressed with how well all of my students did and how creative they all were. It was an excellent time!
Here are some of the art dolls that I have made so far:
...her "cupid's bow" lipstick is not so perfect, 'cause she can only see out of her swirly eye...
...with his dashing mustache and his monocle eye...
...with his portly body and inadequate legs (and don't forget his tentacle)...
...she is a cute little monster with a monster puppet on her arm...
...so handsome with his stylish hair and that extra long arm...
...tall and thin, his giant eye making up for the lack of sight in his "milky eye"...
...a beguiling cyclops with a huge "martini olive" eye...
...she's a fancy monster with her quilted body, dangly diamond eye & 3 arms (well, 1 is more of a flipper)...
A family shot!