JulieKingArtStudio

Julie King Original Art

Hagerstown, Indiana 182 Sales On Etsy since 2008

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JulieKingArtStudio

Julie King Original Art

Hagerstown, Indiana | 182 Sales

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Announcement    I am a self-taught mixed media and textile artist on a creative journey to explore a wide range of art styles and mediums. For years, I've dabbled in torn paper collage utilizing torn vintage maps, book pages and ephemera. Working with a variety of mediums is satisfying to me. More recently, I've fallen in love with sewing soft fabric dolls. It makes my heart sing to bring these special characters to life. I'm calling them Jurdie Jean dolls, a nod to my baby brother who couldn't say Julie Jean and said Jurdie Jean instead. It is a nickname that has stuck.

To learn more about me and the inspiration for my art, please visit my blog at http://www.juliekingart.blogspot.com/ or you can e-mail me at juliekingart[at]gmail.com.

Thanks so much for visiting my little art and doll shop!

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Last updated on Sep 19, 2019

I am a self-taught mixed media and textile artist on a creative journey to explore a wide range of art styles and mediums. For years, I've dabbled in torn paper collage utilizing torn vintage maps, book pages and ephemera. Working with a variety of mediums is satisfying to me. More recently, I've fallen in love with sewing soft fabric dolls. It makes my heart sing to bring these special characters to life. I'm calling them Jurdie Jean dolls, a nod to my baby brother who couldn't say Julie Jean and said Jurdie Jean instead. It is a nickname that has stuck.

To learn more about me and the inspiration for my art, please visit my blog at http://www.juliekingart.blogspot.com/ or you can e-mail me at juliekingart[at]gmail.com.

Thanks so much for visiting my little art and doll shop!

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About JulieKingArtStudio

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On Etsy since 2008

Jurdie Jean Dolls, A Love Story 50 Years in the Making

My first sewing experience was 4-H when I was 9 years old. My mom was in the hospital and my cousin, Shirley, taught me how to sew my apron for my sewing project. It was an early lesson in humility and "practice makes perfect". I enjoyed making Barbie doll clothes for a few years and I learned to crochet, knit, cross stitch and embroider as a teenager; I've used those skills off and on throughout my life. My baby brother, David, was born when I was thirteen. As a toddler he wasn't able to say my name, Julie Jean, pronouncing it Jurdie Jean instead. I've thought of myself as Jurdie off and on throughout my life and David will still call me that once in a while. It was only natural that I'd choose this fond nickname for the name of my handmade dolls.

As soon as I started sewing fabric dolls again in 2016, my head has been full of ideas, swimming around chasing each other and vying to be the next doll to come to life. I like writing a little story about some of the dolls as I create each one. I like to think that I'm an artist, a dollmaker AND a storyteller all wrapped up in one.

I’ve been creating mixed media art since 2007; it was love at first sight. I’m easily bored and mixed media provides plenty of challenges and opportunities to be creative. I’m constantly noodling new art ideas that I want to create. It’s an ongoing creative journey.

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