Wednesday, March 19, 2008


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.

1 comment:

Denise said...

Renee Dear, What a wonderful thing to read about my work and I'm so proud to have you be the one to write it! It means so much to me first of all because of our kindred spirits and also because to have my figures relate to someone as multi-talented as yourself is a high compliment for sure.