April 23, 2012

it arrived ... Art Doll Quarterly!





surprise! surprise!

i had no idea when i went to pick up my mail
that i would be receiving my copy
of this summer's
edition of Art Doll Quarterly magazine.

(it arrived even before it is scheduled to hit the news stands!)

here is a peek at my feature.




thank you! thank you! Art Doll Quarterly!


this sculpture was born out of my need to remind myself
to take chances and to dream big!





this darling little girl thinks she can fly!
she has gathered all the things
she thinks she will need to see this dream come true. 

a stack of books, a balloon and her bunny.
(because "bunny" goes everywhere with her)




often with children, an idea is sparked by something
and they bravely go and try to make there idea come true.
they believe and are fearless.
(it really is too bad that as adults we loose some of that.)




Dare to Dream
sits in my studio
and
is
my little reminder
to be
fearless!




24 comments :

  1. Stacy: Your work is beautiful!

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  2. Wow, Stacey, I am in awe of your artistic gifts! What a great reminder to "dare to dream"...and I love what she deems necessary to bring with her on her trip! So, so sweet! Congrats on being published...no surprise to me!

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    1. thank you for your kind words ... she is a sweet little reminder for me!

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  3. Oh this is TOO cute, Stacey! That wittle wabbit she's holding is precious, amazing work!

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    1. thank you Dorcas! i just love to create in the third dimension!

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  4. What an incredibly inspiring reminder - dream big AND take a bunny! Beautiful artwork and idea. Congrats on being published! This would be a great stamped image for Purple Onion Designs (hint, hint, hint)! :)

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    1. Thanks Sally very sweet of you! Yes always take a trust worthy friend to keep you company when things are a tad scary!

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  5. That sculpture looks amazing! I love the soft colours you use and the personality you give your adorable characters. This is another winner! I love everything you draw and create!

    Congrats on your feature!

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    1. Cindy! Thanks for all your wonderful kind words. I feel like it is Christmas morning with all these sweet comments from all of you. I know I say it often but it is so true ... it means so much to hear such kindness. Thank you!

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  6. Congratulations on being published! Such a wonderful piece--a good reminder for us to dream BIG!

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  7. Congrats, congrats, CONGRATS!!!!! This doll is amazing and I could sit and look at a whole book of your creations.... ***sigh*** This is such an amazing piece and I was wondering id this craft was something you picked up or took a class in. Stunning work Stacey! Keep dreamin'. with love from your michigan fan. :)

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    1. paula ... you are too sweet! thank you for your all of your kindness and enthusiasm about my work. i have always wanted to see my creations in the third dimension and tried many different mediums before discovering paper clay. my sculpting is self taught but i do contribute some of my ability to my previous training. you can see one of my very first pieces here:
      http://staceyyaculastudio.blogspot.ca/2010/02/my-little-treasure_26.html

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  8. absolutely adorable Stacey - the little bunny rabbit it too cute!!

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    1. courtney! thank you so much! that little bunny is getting wonderful reviews! (i think she is the real star!)

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  9. Stacey,

    She is adorable! Your attention to details are amazing. The much loved books all worn from handling puts this over the top for me...lol. Congratulations yet again!

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    1. thanks Michele! I loved how the books turned out too! I think I might have to incorporate those again they were fun to create.

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  10. What spirit!! PattyC xxoo

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    1. pattyc! it is a spirit that you cultivated! xooxox

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  11. Stacey, she is absolutely delightful just like you! Congratulations on yet another piece in Art Doll Quarterly. Angela W.

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    1. thank you angela! she was a delight to create and I am so glad she is spreading her joy to you!

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  12. Congrads!! She is just wonderful!! Oh and how true that children come up with ideas
    and they bravely go and try to make there idea come true...it is nice to see some of your dreams are coming true!! Awesome creativity!! Love it!! Love it!!

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    1. thank you! it is wonderful to hear that she gave you some delight in your day!

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