Wednesday, October 2, 2013

halloween & day of the dead dolls & a bunch of group shows...


it seems this is everyone's favorite month. everyone i know is pulling out their halloween decorations and in the art and art doll genres, halloween and day of the dead are both in full swing!
and, of course, i am getting in on the festivities as well.

over the last month, i have been solidly working in my studio on dolls for not one, but THREE group show i am in, all opening within a week of each other. 
it has been amazing, fun, exhilarating, challenging, stressful, joyful, and rewarding
i hope that each of my creations find their forever homes soon.

"madame amour, ferrier of everlasting love" and "the sisters eventide" 
will be available at Twilight Gallery in Seattle for the Dolls of the Psychopomp Cirque
group show opening October 12,2013

"magic" and "moonlight" will be available at Tasty Gallery in Seattle for their Enchanted group
show opening October 11,2013

i have to be honest, i have been feeling a little down lately, since everything has shipped out or is being delivered (today!). a friend told me i have the art equivalent of the baby blues! lol! i hadn't thought of it that way.
i do feel a little like there are all these tiny pieces of my soul out there in the world. waiting to find that one person especially for them.
and i am in limbo. waiting to see what happens.
i promise you though, i am no voldemort...

anyway...i have listed the shows that i have this month in the banner at the top of the blog, here, under "upcoming shows".
i also have an album here on my facebook page with each piece that is available and where and how much, and yadda yadda yadda.
it's all kind of overwhelming, so i am trying to simplify for everyone.

i am really excited about the day of the dead dolls i've been making.
these are very close to my heart, and i've though a lot about the concept of eternal love while i worked on them. i am not sure why. but, that's sort of the theme of the pieces that will be at POET'S GALLERY here in new orleans this saturday night for art for art's sake.
so, without further ado, here is a grand review of what i've been doing this month. (not including the ones pictured above!)

i hope you enjoy!!

so, happy october! i hope it stops raining here soon and we get some crisp october days soon!!

everyone have a fantastic remainder of your week,



Lurena Sheary Williamson said...

Fabulous group of works!!! Lots going for you this month- enjoy it and keep those baby blues away!

Amber Leilani Middleton said...

thank you lurena!! i hope you are doing well, too...

Anonymous said...

I love your work ; it's beautiful !!!
It is funny to see how much it looks alike the work of a french illustrator : you can have a look here, if you may :êtes%20à%20modeler

Amber Leilani Middleton said...

hi nath,
thanks for the lovely words and for the link to claire gaudriot's work! i've never heard of her and i always enjoy finding new artists to admire. thanks again for bringing her to my attention!!