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http://www.etsy.com/shop/loopyboopy
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Thanks to Etsy for giving me the oppurtunity to tell my artistic journey in this interview
http://www.etsy.com/storque/spotlight/quit-your-day-job-loopyboopy-7521/

Welcome to the land of Loopy. My name is Colleen Downs and I sculpt dolls.
Read more about LoopyBoopy and sign up for my Newsletter on my blog http://loopyboopy.blogspot.com/
Contact me at colleen.113 [!at] hotmail.com

Layaway is available, please see my Shop Policies for details.

Loopy Dolls - Materials, process and inspiration.

I am a self taught…

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  • Female
  • Born on September 24
  • Joined March 24, 2007

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loopyboopy
Goth Odd Strange Creepy OOAK Art Dolls...

About

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Enter my shop here
http://www.etsy.com/shop/loopyboopy
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Thanks to Etsy for giving me the oppurtunity to tell my artistic journey in this interview
http://www.etsy.com/storque/spotlight/quit-your-day-job-loopyboopy-7521/

Welcome to the land of Loopy. My name is Colleen Downs and I sculpt dolls.
Read more about LoopyBoopy and sign up for my Newsletter on my blog http://loopyboopy.blogspot.com/
Contact me at colleen.113 [!at] hotmail.com

Layaway is available, please see my Shop Policies for details.

Loopy Dolls - Materials, process and inspiration.

I am a self taught artist working in sculpture for over 20 years

All of my dolls are entirely handsculpted from polymer clay, each is one of a kind never to be reproduced. There is great ease and convience in working with polymer which fits my lifestyle but I really don't care for the resin finish of polymer so I do everything possible to cover it up. First gessoed, then covered in layers of acrylic paint, pastels and artists pencils.

The dolls clothing are made from vintage fabrics scraps, laces and notions. I spend a lot of time scouring estate sales, garage sales and the internet for the perfect antique and vintage textiles for my dolls. I create the patterns and hand stitch every seam, hundreds of tiny stitches on each piece.

Their hair is made from yarns and lambswool.

Most of my dolls are completely pose-able, some semi pose-able. Dolls are meant to be inter-active and though art dolls can be delicate and should be handled with care I do like that they can be moved and set into positions that enhances the emotion I'm trying to relay.

My dolls are inspired by my childhood and my experience of motherhood which has made me view my own childhood in a different light. I think insecurity, pain, wonder, uncertainty, fear are all part of every childs experience. Dollmaking has been a theraputic experience and process for me, helping to relive, review and ponder emotions and feelings that were buried deep years ago and are now able to surface through my work. Each doll has it's own personae and each one is dear to my heart and reveals a little piece of myself.


My beloved city of New Orleans is also a plethora of inspiration for me. I love the people, sense of community, culture, music and vibe of the city. There is a history here that is embedded in the city and the residents know, love and embrace that history and the culture it has inspired. The essence of this city is very dear to my heart and motivates me creatively.

I do not do trades.


All work is © Colleen Downs (aka LoopyBoopy) and may not be reproduced for any purpose without written consent from the artist, before and after purchase. Copyright and full reproduction rights remain the property of the artist Colleen Downs

Please visit
my sisters shop at http://www.avantegarb.etsy.com
my other sisters vintage supplies http://www.corkspork.etsy.com
and last my mom's vintage supplies http://buybuybertie.etsy.com

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