Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Kokeshi

I just finished a dream project - decorating my very own kokeshi doll! I was invited as one of 100 artists to partake in an exhibit at the LADTA (Los Angeles Doll, Toy and Amusements Museum) curated by Christina Conway and the Japanese American National Museum. Each artist received a blank wooden kokeshi doll to paint and embellish. The freedom of losing yourself in a completely creative project is so rewarding not to mention slightly nerve wracking since I only had one little doll to transform. Mariette is complete and ready to be shipped back to LA, hopefully with all of her false eyelashes in place! See photos from last years show - they are amazing.