Paula McGee's Profile

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I'm a one woman show, creating and designing fantastical characters from my whimsical imagination... An imagination that I used prolifically as a child to create my own wonderland. Though at that time my wonderland looked like mud pies decorated with wildflowers and daisy chains served as party snacks to my Raggedy Anne doll and some stick people....

I'm often asked how long it takes for me create a doll... Well, really, I never count the hours but I will say that it has taken me my whole lifetime to be creating the figures I am creating at the moment.

Naturally I learned to sew young, being a child of the 70's and wanting nice but unique clothing as a preteen and teen in the 80's, I made my own tops and even bartered and sold some tops to schoolmates. And there was Art classes in High school where I fell in love with…

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  • Female
  • Born on March 2
  • Joined January 8, 2007

Favorite materials

Paper clay, natural fabrics, handmade materials, batiks, glass beads, prismacolor pencils, acrylic paint, wire, wood, found objects, charms, curly mohair locks

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About

I'm a one woman show, creating and designing fantastical characters from my whimsical imagination... An imagination that I used prolifically as a child to create my own wonderland. Though at that time my wonderland looked like mud pies decorated with wildflowers and daisy chains served as party snacks to my Raggedy Anne doll and some stick people....

I'm often asked how long it takes for me create a doll... Well, really, I never count the hours but I will say that it has taken me my whole lifetime to be creating the figures I am creating at the moment.

Naturally I learned to sew young, being a child of the 70's and wanting nice but unique clothing as a preteen and teen in the 80's, I made my own tops and even bartered and sold some tops to schoolmates. And there was Art classes in High school where I fell in love with drawing, painting, sculpting and screen-printing and so much more. Right after high school I married and three beautiful babies came along; my art was put aside but my sewing skills were put to use dressing two baby girls in the finest ruffles and lace, and a baby boy in the cutest of the cute.

I began designing figures when the kids were older, so I could use my artistic abilities in a new way. I love texture so fabrics were my natural choice for a base medium (painters paint on a cloth canvas). I paint/draw the faces and features on all of my dolls. I love costuming the figures in elaborate Victorian, Edwardian, Medieval mixed eras and of course woodland wear. I draw my ideas from the depths of Shakespeare, Folklore & Fairytale, Nursery Rhyme, and children's storybooks; of which I have a good sized library.

Yes, I've been creating my entire life to have gotten to this point in my artistry. And I'm forever learning more so that I can fine tune my skills. Life has never been boring.

I was about 8 years old when I played in the yard, garden and the world under the big lilac bush in the corner of my parents homestead and the pine forest around my grandmother’s plain little home in the Ozark Mountains... I'm pretty sure that's when the fairies began showing me a wonderland filled with things I can create and to never have a boring day in my life.

I wouldn't have been given these gifts and continue to be blessed with happy days if I didn't share them with the world.

I create figurative fiber art. I connect to people through my works. And that's why, all my life, I crave to make the art I do. Because I love the feelings of happiness my dolls give to others...

Lots of Love, Paula McGee - Official Faerie DollMother - Paula's Doll House @ Paisley Moon Studio

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