Wednesday, March 16, 2011

What a doll!

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Less than a month ago, my art blogging soul sister, Marsha    (MamaFish at Tumble Fish Studio)  introduced me to  Sandy Mastroni's handmade, sewn  and  painted dolls in one of her blog posts here along with a very 'handy' link to Sandy's Etsy shop here.  

Needless to say, I was immediately drawn to her quirky, unique  dolls and purchased my first in what probably, like Marsha  will also become a growing collection of her art dolls.  She arrived early last week and I couldn't have been more pleased.  Sandy has the ability to capture these unique facial characteristics that speak to me!

One of the features in Etsy is the option of sending the vendor a photograph in the Feedback section.  I told Sandy I would do just that and this morning snapped the below photo that features front and center the doll I purchased from her along with my growing collection of other dolls. 

 I NEVER thought for a moment I would start a doll collection - the tomboy that I've always been - and yet - as you can see, one should NEVER say never....

Her name is Plain Jane and she stands 14 inches tall.    Beside her you'll see one of my other recent purchases, the very tall folk art doll I brought home from my recent trip to Puerto Vallarta.    She too is hand carved and painted and signed by an artist named "Roberto." Unfortunately, I've been unable to find a link to any on-line information about Roberto.

Plain Jane's new home in my sewing studio

Sandy Mastroni - Plain Jane - Handmade Art Doll


TheFairyyellowbugQueen said...

Your studio is over the moon. Really special. Wonder. Awe. Love.

Netty said...

Terrific doll, so much character.

Sandy Mastroni said...

YOU are a doll !
I love seeing where she lives now
Thanks so much .................. Sandy

Kathy said...

You need to find someone to make your bunny girl into a doll. Wouldn't that be SO cute?!! A new collection. What a blast! - Kathy

Createology said...

I love dolls...and this one is so endearing. Your new banner is super awesome. Happy Spring and Birds Who Sing...

~*~Patty S said...

ooo you lucky thing Trudi
Sandy's creations are so wonderful...extra special that one of her dolls found a good home with you!
I have one of Sandy's prints that I adore and enjoy each and every day!

Barb said...

I am not into dolls but I love her look.

Terri Kahrs said...

She's awesome, Trudi! I can see why you fell in love with that fabulous little face! And thanks for the peek into your studio too. Hugs, Terri xoxo

Cat said...

I love Sandy's art, I am lucky enough to own several pieces of it.
I am so happy that you love her art too!!! She is so talented, her art is quirky & a bit twisted.....hmmmmmm, who else do I know that creates art like that :)

Loved seeing your doll collection!

your fiend,