Cindee Moyer's Profile

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My Mother was a very talented woman who had an eye for beauty and always encouraged us. She used to make paperdolls for us when we were little. We'd go on vacation and she'd hand us each a doll and paper. We would draw and color clothes for our dolls. They always had beautiful faces and I"m sure the clothes we made didn't do them justice.

I majored in painting at Drake University in Des Moines. But I enjoyed trying new crafts and ideas as the seasons passed. I made baskets, quilts, painted wood objects, clothes, cards, candy, decorated cakes...you name it.

I ran a cottage industry in the 80's with my friend, Vicki Hudgens. It was called Maiden Harvest and we made cornhusk dolls and flowers for about 5 years. We wholesaled the dolls and flowers to over 200 stores across the country. Vowing never to mass-produce anything again, it was after taking a workshop…

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  • Female
  • Born on October 16
  • Joined October 31, 2007

Favorite materials

Beautiful fabrics, cloth, paint, paper clay

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About

My Mother was a very talented woman who had an eye for beauty and always encouraged us. She used to make paperdolls for us when we were little. We'd go on vacation and she'd hand us each a doll and paper. We would draw and color clothes for our dolls. They always had beautiful faces and I"m sure the clothes we made didn't do them justice.

I majored in painting at Drake University in Des Moines. But I enjoyed trying new crafts and ideas as the seasons passed. I made baskets, quilts, painted wood objects, clothes, cards, candy, decorated cakes...you name it.

I ran a cottage industry in the 80's with my friend, Vicki Hudgens. It was called Maiden Harvest and we made cornhusk dolls and flowers for about 5 years. We wholesaled the dolls and flowers to over 200 stores across the country. Vowing never to mass-produce anything again, it was after taking a workshop with Akira Blount, that I realized I wanted to pursue the genre of art dolls.

I have made alot of dolls now and continue to improve and grow by taking classes, observing people and art, and letting 'myself' into the process.

My stepson was paralyzed on his 21st birthday in 2003 and I lost a beautiful granddaughter to SIDS in 2008. It is at those times that emersing yourself into creating a doll can help you find joy.

I am married to my husband Mike, who has supported this venture from the beginning. He allows me the space for creativity, the financial backing so that I don't have to work outside the home and the moral support when I need a pat on the back or the encouragement to keep at it.

Together we have five grown children and 13 living grandchildren.

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