Friday, December 28, 2012

Sweet Julie Arkell

Well I have managed to completely miss the work of British folk artist, Julie Arkell - probably because she does not appear to have her own blog or website. She is however, prominently featured on other people's blogs, at least one wonderful Pinterest board, and in several online galleries especially Earth Angel Studios.

Most of her art dolls are woodland creatures like rabbits, and humans, made from her trademark paper mache and scraps of reclaimed fabrics embellished with hand embroidery. She also makes pins and other mixed textile small pieces. If you look up whimsical in the dictionary, you will find a picture of any one of her sweet figures, in delicate, slightly faded pastels. Her paper mache makes the text of old books part of the beauty - and you know how much I love text in art. She also hosts workshops and inspires many others to discover the joy of paper mache figures.


Lottie said...

I just totally love her too. I have an artical about her some where in which she tells her story about how she came about creating these little dolls.

Robyn L. Coburn said...

Great Manon! Please post a link to that article here, if and when you have one. We love reading about artists' processes and journeys. And thanks for commenting.

Regina said...

I have never heard of her...thank you for sharing with us.