Several years ago, can't exactly remember how long, I went to an Arts & Crafts Festival at the Santa Monica Civic. I go regularly to check out the old and up and coming artists, their work and to just get inspired. This one time while wandering in and out of the aisles, I was stopped in my tracks when I came upon a booth with hand made dolls by artist Denise Bledsoe. As I gazed at each of her amazing works of art and marveled at the articulation, craftmanship and whimsey of them, I immediately tried to figure out how I could have one of her incredible creations for my very own.
As an artist, I'm always on a budget and am very selective when buying art. I have to absolutely love it and can't live without it. Well, in this case, I absolutely fell in love with Denise's little creations and had to have one for my very own. The only problem was that on the majority of them there was a sold sign. Oh my was my thought, what to do now. Over by herself was standing an incredible ballerina with my name on it. I was in love...and she has resided with me ever since.
I have been collecting Denise's creations and now have 10 of them to date. My latest adoption is Clementine, Clemy for short. Being her biggest fan, I try to attend the show Denise does at Universal every year around January, but I somehow missed it this year. When I realized that I was missing something, namely a new little DB creation, I immediately emailed Denise to see what she had made that would interest my taste. Well, to my absolutely delight, Clemy stole my heart.
I love each and every one of my creations by Denise, will continue to collect her wonderful works of art and will treasure them always.