I have some very exciting news today. I have been asked to become a resident artist in a very prestigious on-line fine art gallery based on Facebook.

The first show I am going to be involved in is very early next year on the 3rd and 4th of January. And the theme is ‘When We Dream”. How exciting is that?

It will involve some changes to the way I use my personal Facebook timeline and I hope that old friends won’t get too fed up with seeing my dolls, but to be honest I don’t really post often at all at the moment, so they may have forgotten me anyway.

Part of the structure of the group involves posting on our own timelines and in our own pages, just tasters and work-in-progress stuff, just a few times in the run up to the show. So, it’s no real biggie and I’m sure people not interested can just scroll on by. It just takes a bit of a change of attitude. I am at heart quite a private person. I don’t post on Facebook, except when I think I should, anniversary posts and the like. And I am also a little defensive (not sure that is the right word) but these are MY dolls and I know that this is a bad attitude for an artist trying to sell her wares, but I love my dolls and I don’t want anyone to hurt their feeling by being mean about them. Silly I know and I do realise that it is my feelings not theirs that are in reality hurt (they have much tougher skins than I do). But the upshot being, if I am showing you my dolls from the comfort of my page, you have chosen to be there and therefore appreciate my dolls. Moving out into a larger audience is a little scary.

The opportunities that may come with joining this incredibly talented bunch of artists is going to be worth it, and to be honest it’s about time I admitted to the world that I play with dolls all day. I am a doll artist that’s what we do.

So don’t be surprised if we are friends on Facebook, you will see more of me from now on. But you can scroll right on past if you want. I won’t be offended.

 

Eampl

Example pieces from the Artistic Souls Gallery

If on the other hand you are interested, you can join the Artistic Souls Gallery group and see lots of gorgeous pieces of art too, and follow me there too.

And by the way, you will need to be a member of the group to purchase any items from the show.

I am starting to work on my pieces for my first show and really trying to up my game too, I want them to be very special. It’s going to be a very exciting time and there will be lots of work-in-progress photos to follow on my Instagram and Facebook page, as well as my timeline. With Christmas, I have had lots of commissions and private items on the go lately, that have meant I haven’t been able to share as much as I usually do, so I am looking forward to showing you all.

Keep safe everyone.

Ally

Needle felted art doll body