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My name is Laura Bartlett.I've been creating art since I had my first art show at the age of 5. Crayola never looked better on my Grandma's dining room wallpaper. She said I would grow up to be an artist.

I taught art in public school for a while, but quit to pursue my art I've been making dolls for several years. A documentary on Ray Harryhausen helped me develop my dollmaking technique of working from the inside out on my pieces. I create a wire armature,wrap it with yarn, build up the muscles with batting and skin the piece by hand sewing fabric over the surface. My jewelry is made by beading over covered cord.

I have minor cerebral palsy that affects my right hand and leg so I had to come up with a way to work somewhat one handed.I can hold things in my right hand but that's about it. I use handcast resin eyes in both…

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  • Female
  • Born on March 26
  • Joined December 1, 2005

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velour, beads

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About

My name is Laura Bartlett.I've been creating art since I had my first art show at the age of 5. Crayola never looked better on my Grandma's dining room wallpaper. She said I would grow up to be an artist.

I taught art in public school for a while, but quit to pursue my art I've been making dolls for several years. A documentary on Ray Harryhausen helped me develop my dollmaking technique of working from the inside out on my pieces. I create a wire armature,wrap it with yarn, build up the muscles with batting and skin the piece by hand sewing fabric over the surface. My jewelry is made by beading over covered cord.

I have minor cerebral palsy that affects my right hand and leg so I had to come up with a way to work somewhat one handed.I can hold things in my right hand but that's about it. I use handcast resin eyes in both my dolls and jewelry. My interest in mythology, history and fantasy is evident in my work. I am willing to make custom pieces. Please feel free to contact me with ideas.

My husband MJ Bivouac is adding his work to the Chat Noir. He is an illustrator and sculptor.
He known on-line for his pin-up and erotic art work. He's also worked in motion picture effects. He makes the epoxy eyes we've added to the Chat Noir line.

My Domestic Shipping prices includes a custom box, packaging material, postage and tracking. My international prices also include insurance. Any overages will be refunded to the buyer.

LAY-A-WAYS

We also offer 2 lay-a-way plans for items over $50.00. Each installment will include a percentage of the total shipping cost as well.

The first option is for payments every 2 weeks.

50.00-99.00 a total of 2 pmnts every 2 weeks,

100.00-199.00 3 pmnts every 2 weeks,

200.00-299.00 4 pmnts every 2 weeks,

300.00-500.00 6-8 pmnts every 2 weeks.

The other option of paying monthly requires a 50% down payment of the items price. The shipping costs will be broken up between the remaining payments.

We will send paypal invoices for each payment. A 5-10.00 relisting fee applies to any lay-away cancellation. Any changes to these plans will be considered on an individual basis.

Feel free to check out my new blog at http://chatnoirstudiosart.blogspot.com

Here's an interview I did for Sara's Texture Crafts. http://sarastexturecrafts.blogspot.com/2008/03/spotlight-feature-25-laura-bartlett.html It explains my techniques in a little more detail.


Shipping Policies

All domestic orders are shipped priority with delivery confirmation. Insurance is optional.International orders are shipped global priority or air mail with insurance when available. If you want something shipped first class(if the package is light enough)or parcel post, just let me know.

We will ship within 3 business days of purchase. If you pay by check, e-check, or money order, I will ship your purchase after the checks or money order clears my account.

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