Tuesday, October 11, 2011

My Sister Maggie

As many of you know, I have two sisters who also are artists and who have their own blogs.  One of my sisters, Maggie from Off My Rocker is going to have one of her pieces in the November issue of Art Doll Quarterly.  I'm thrilled for her. She is an amazing artist and I decided  to do a post showing some of her work.

The following is a sample of her work:

This is one of her paper mache clay Santa figures. I love this piece and am hoping I get this one for Christmas. [hint]

This Santa is another of my favorites. Don't you just love the bunny slippers? Check out the mug of hot chocolate, it has mini marshmallows melting in it. It's all in the details for Maggie. She never misses a thing.

Here's another of her wonderful Santa figures. You have to see this one in person to fully appreciate it. The little bunnies alone are a work of art.

How about this young lady? Have you ever seen anything quite like her? You should read the story that goes along with her.

This is one of  a series of 13 witches that Maggie's will be working on over the next two years.

Here's one of her fabric art dolls. I love this piece and wouldn't mind getting this for my birthday. [hint] Her name is Audrey and she is stunning, don't you agree?

I visited Maggie shortly after she had made these little lovelies. I fell for these six little dolls in a big way. I cannot stress enough how pictures do not do them justice. The painting on the pieces alone is something you need to see in person. I wouldn't mind having this group end up under my Christmas tree. [hint] 

This is one of Maggie's fabric art dolls and she's selling the pattern to make it. Guess who has one of the patterns. Yep! I'm making it as soon as I get to a fabric store. I thought I had enough fabric on hand when I ordered the pattern but discovered I was way short. Darn.  I love that the tree, the crow and leaves can be positioned however I want them.

As you can probably tell I'm a big fan of Maggie's work and am terribly proud of her. If you haven't been to her site you're missing out on something wonderful.

As always, thanks for stopping by.


Erin Tame Designs said...

YAAAY!!! Congratulations to Maggie! You're next, Maddy!!

Maggie said...

Gosh, Maddy, you do tend to exaggerate! Thank you for the lovely tribute! BTW, I am not a "featured" artist in the magazine, I just have my Santa in the "Show & Tell Gallery".
Love you, sis.

maddyrose said...

Well, you should be featured. Your work is beautiful and some of the best out there. Love you too.

Ascension said...

Son todas fantasticas, pero mi preferida es la bruja....jejeje
besitos ascension

Ascension said...

Maddy, vas a ir a "Practical Magic" el 24 de Septiembre?
Que es?
He sentido curiosidad al leer en tu blog el anuncio.
besitos ascension

The Bear's Blog said...

Hi Miss Maddyrose,

Yes, we follow Miss Maggie's Blog and saw that she is featured in the doll magazine. We wrote and told her how excited we are for her.

Okay, you're next......


Hi Bellamine & Wendy, how are ya?

Katy Cameron said...

Woohoo on the publication, and her work is fab. I think my favourite is santa in his jammies and bunny slippers :oD

yoborobo said...

You are cracking me up with the hints. :) I love the one with Santa holding the cookie! Bunnie slippers and Santa. What more could you ask for? xo Pam

Linda in New Mexico said...

Maddyrose...you are a terrific sister. I think the bunch of you sisters are all talented and gifted. Oma Linda

Heather said...

aw, so sweet. I love the Santa with the gingerbread cookie!!!!! yes, I agree with linda, you are ALL so talented!

Diane MacNaughtan * Dianie Mac * said...

I didn't know Maggie was your sis.
That is so cool, all of you sisters being such fabulous artists.Did you all do art together growing up?

Thanks so much for the walk through the gallery of Maggie's dolls. They are fantastic and have such detail. I enjoyed it!
Oh, and big congrats the Magazine :)

Take care,

Mina said...

Maggie's work is so amazing! Very much like your own. With all of the artistic splendor in your home, you 3 sisters could start your own magazine and marvel people year round. Hugs, sweet friend.

Leola - Southshoreartist said...

Yay...Congratulations to Maggie!

orchid said...

Hi!!! My dearest Maddy.
What a talented sisters you two are, wait Mina said three.☆☆☆
(so sorry if missed about it in your blog posts)
I loved them all and maybe the third Santa is my fav, haha.

PS> I was so rude missed to mention in the mail that I hope your remodeling in the bath room will go smooth and DO hope you are doing fine with your busy schedule, my dear.

Hugs to you from east, Orchid*

Yael Assia said...

Talented, gifted family (and enchanted family too)...