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My heart is at home in my art room where I engage in creating dolls, paintings and various textile art forms, all of which reflect my love of early America. I prefer the unschooled, simple attempts of the people who worked hard and made do with what they had and what they knew without riches and formal education. 

My art has been graciously received by Early American Life magazine's Directory of Traditional American Crafts for many years ~

Country Living magazine selected me in 2009 for their prestigious Guild of American Artisans and Craftsmanship as their 31st inductee, and their first doll maker.

Warner Bros. have used two of my dolls in the movie "Felicity". (One can see them in the little store scene where the two little girl actresses are talking to one another.)

Historic Savannah 1820s Museum, The Davenport House, Commissioned a special doll from me of Cornelia Davenport.

I have been featured in Dolls Magazine, Prims, Somerset Life, Oregon Home, Victorian Country, Romantic Country as well as the dear old Holly Berry Hill Catalogue that was so popular in the 1990's and early 2000's.

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1 comment:

  1. Dear Christine,
    I visited in 2009 at your home with my daughter-in-law and granddaughter. Yesterday I went to a doll show in Rickreal, OR and talked to Glenice Gustin of the United Federation of Doll Clubs, Inc. She was so nice and I asked her if she knew you. She didn't think so and she asked me to forward your name to her. I am sending her the link to your blog. I hope you don't mind.

    Since seeing you several years ago, we have moved to Oregon and live in McMinnville. I am involved in quilting and making items for craft shows in the area. Sadly, I have only made a couple cloth dolls. I visited Oregon City with my son and grandson because I was intrigued with the elevator and the river falls.

    Kind regards,
    Gladys (aka Ruth) Janssen