Thursday, June 25, 2015

new dolls, inspiration, and a big fat THANK YOU....

today i thought i would share with you a few of the new stump style art dolls i have been working on over the last month...

i have listed two of them in my Etsy shoppe:


...and two of them will be going to this AMAZING group show i am so honored to have been invited to be a part of at Most Wanted Fine Art in pittsburgh:

now that everyone has had their photography session and been listed (or getting ready to roll out), it's time to move on to the next batch, which i have already started the armatures for.
i am very excited to start work on another batch of dolls!!! 
and i am trying a few new things this time around. ideas that have taken root and will not let go until i try them. you know how that is!?!

honestly, i wasn't sure at the start of this year if i would ever sculpt again. i definitely did not want to.
but i have to give a shout out to some friends of mine who have been truly inspirational and supportive of me and who not only encouraged me to find my true voice, but inspired me to pick that clay up again....

Carrie Ginn at Moonshowr Studios :

Jennifer Albin at Soul Whispers Art:


you ladies totally rock!!!!
thank you for your immense support and continued inspiration!! 

and i just wanted to take a moment and say a gigantic THANK YOU to everyone who took the time to read my last post on motivation and isolation. the letters, comments, & notes that i received regarding how i was feeling really touched me and made me realize i am not nearly as alone and cut off as i sometimes think i am.
thank you all for taking the time to read what i have to say and for telling me your own stories, which i can completely relate to!!!
i am amazed every single day at the power of the internet to connect us all to like minded individuals we would never have met otherwise....

i hope everyone is having a magical week!!!

love and light,



kathleen codyrachel said...

Dear Amber - I don't know if I was one who helped (I hope so😘) but I love your work so much and felt after moving to Miami that you and your amazing art would fly to new and amazing heights! I am so happy for you & your ducks and flowers and of course Joseph and the cat!

Amber Leilani said...

you are kathleen!!!! you definitely helped...all your kind words and support! i am honored to call you my friend!! xoxo