Wednesday, March 4, 2009

A Documentary Doll DVD....

Richard and I are thrilled to announce the Release of a New Doll Documentary ...that we had the great fortune to be a part of. We were contacted prior to last summers 2008 NIADA Doll Conference in Las Vegas to be a part of this exciting project... so while at the conference they interviewed us along with 5 other NIADA Members...Gail Lackey, Nancy Wiley, Olga Roehl, Shelly Thorton and Reina Mia Brill.
They asked questions such as what inspires us, how we got started, techniques, our feelings about Doll Art in general. These interviews show in depth answers by each artist along with their work. Plus there is a slide show showing Art Dolls from each of us.
We were really honored to be a part of this project ... But as with anything where you see 'yourself' on a big screen... your first thought is ."WHO the hell is that...she sounds like me...but she does not look like me"...GULP!! Reality Bites as times... or at the very least 'nibbles' on you until it hurts!! Richard of course looks MARVELOUS!!!

So anyone who might be interested... it is now available on AMAZON . And I actually found it on YOUTUBE yesterday ...just 'small snippits' ...kinda cool. Let's see if I can get it loaded up here... OOPS...looks like I can't figure ot a way to get it on here from YOUTUBE (HELP...anyone?)... in the mean time here is the link to it..http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=elvJVIWiRsI&feature=channel


Just had to share...kind of exciting to share this with other artists I admire so much.

Later,
Jodi


18 comments:

Debbie said...

"Congratulations" to you both. Just been over to Youtube to have a peek.
Jodi I think you need to copy and paste the HTML code on to your blog page to post the video.
If you want to upload your own video on here, there is a little icon that looks like a film reel, you just click on that and upload straight from your PC.

Jodi said...

Hi Debbie...

Thanks so much...and thanks for taking a quick peek...dosen't Richard look smashing...tee hee!

Thanks too for the info about uploading a video...I went to the 'upload video' thingie but for some reason it would not accept my upload of the youtube...I guess I could try to do it in html. I will play a bit more and see what happens...for now I guess this is OK...

Thanks again

Jodi

Creepy_Creations said...

The video clip is really neat! Don't worry, you look great! You and Richard both deserve it, you guys do awesome work! Congratulations!

Jamie

Jodi said...

Well bless your heart Jamie for saying that... you made my day...

Heartfelt Hugs
Jodi and Richard

nikkinikkinikki72 said...

Well done to both of you! Off to have a nose and will call back later... Nikki x

Jodi said...

Hi Nikki..

Thanks a bunch...OK..I am curious ..."Off to have a Nose"... I love it...

Thanks again

Jodi

nikkinikkinikki72 said...

Oopps, meant off to have a look at the video on you tube.
I did go and have a nose (i'm nosey and like seeing everything by the way) and thought you both looked fab and ever so arty.
Well done and well deserved. I love everything you both create and know it more than likely has taken ever such a long time to create such wonderful figures, faces and everything else you both make.
The first time i saw your work i was in awe and wished i was capable of doing the same. I know i will never ever be able to because i do everything on a whim, tire of everyting within a short space of time, have no patience and want to always know too much too fast. Plus i like quick results and hate waiting.
Oh yes, loved the pictures of your spring arriving flowers. You can hear spring at the moment and love that sound. The birds are back and love listening to them as i work. Mind you the ones that return every year to nest in my roof don't half drive me mad. Yet it's nice to see their little one fly away later on (minus the few that hit the floor).
Just a tiny question for you. When you use pastels on yor clay, is the clay unbaked or baked and do i need to seal it with something? I've never tried pastels with clay and will run some test tomorrow ot see how it all works.
Nikki x

Sprite said...

Congrats to you both! Your work is fantastic.

The clip was really neat I hope I get to watch it in its entirety soon! Everyone looked great to me maybe once the initial shock of seeing yourself on the screen wears off you'll feel differently. ? It was sooo nice to see the faces behind the work! :)

Big hugs,
Sprite

Jodi said...

Thanks so much Sprite. It is a pretty cool DVD...I love seeing all the work and hearing others voice their feelings on their work and chosen professions.
Actually...considering that thing was shot early early in the morning ...I guess we were all not doing to bad...at those conventions we tend to stay up until the wee hours...

Thanks again

Jodi

Jodi said...

Hi Nikki...I figured that is what you meant...I like the other way of saying it too...lol.
You sound like me in many ways Nikki...I have little to no patience (Richard has all of those) I seldom read instructions or how too's...opting for fly by the seat of my pants approach...I have always been that way...Richard in that respect keeps me centered...thank god!!
To answer your question about the pastels... I always work on baked clay. I like the pastels (chalk pastels not oil pastels) as their pigment is richer and the dust residue finer...goes into the baked clay better. When I first made that DVD (VHS back then...no DVD's at that time...gulp) I was spraying my clay after working with pastels...but in truth I never really liked the results...had a shine that I could not get away from...even with the most matte spray...and I had a method of extending my arm way away from the item being sprayed...at such a distance...the finest spray only made it to the clay...thereby giving a more matte finish. But over the years I have given up spraying all together ..and I am much happier...in truth the pastel if worked well enough into the baked clay..will not come off. I use both pastels with my minis and lightly watered acrylic paint washes...to shade and shadow.

Let me know how the pastels work for you...

Thanks for stopping by

Jodi

nikkinikkinikki72 said...

Thank you for that advice Jodi. My prosculp arrived yesterday and have to say i'm petrified to even open the packet for fear i'll dirty up the clay. Before i do i shall work on some drawings first and run a few little tests on some tiny bits of clay and see how everything turns out. I have loads of pastels so no problem there and lots of acrylics.
I also had a nose at some of your links and will need to order some glass eyes first too because i don't think i could paint realistic eyes.
I'm planning on making a magical creature of some sort but want to give him real hair rather than fake. I can get some fab human hair easily but i've also seen some brilliant wavy hair that my friends daughter has stitched into her afro hair. It's fake but comes in all colours so maybe i'l opt for that.
Mind you, i had best get myself back in line and finish all my unfinished items and get them sold first. I normally sell weekly but have been trying so many new things recently thats it now become 3 weeks since i listed my miniatures on ebay. I also need to stop blogging to enable me to do this... lol
When i finally do this little magical creature i'll post him on my blog. I think i'll be able to have a good go at the sculpting and can see him in my head already.
As i said before though i'm terrible for making clay dirty and fearful of that packet.
Oh yes, your old brush thats now almost nothing, (watched all your your tube videos)well i too have lots of brushes just like that which are my favourites.
Nikki x

Patty Benedict said...

Congrats Jodi and Richard!!!!

Hope you post a NEW Dahlia Darkling !!!! Just LOVE your darkling dolls!!!!
Bugs & Hisses
Patty

Jodi said...

Morning Nikki...

Don't be afraid of the clay...just jump in. I am assumming that you are making miniatures...right? Takes so little clay...especially when you make a soil center of foil ...and use a sculpting stick...helps to keep the clay clean. I rinse my hands with rubbing alcohol about 15 minutes and wipe with paper towels...wipes and such work well too...but watch the amount of 'oil' that you put back into the clay...not good. Plus sometimes oil in the cleaning wipes attract dirt...remember...oil tend to'leech' so sometimes smudges and dirt can remain or reappear.
As for doll eyes... before you buy... try getting some tiny loose pearls and insert a pin for holding and practice painting eyes on those...remember when painting that small...it is only a series of circles...with biggest being the outer, then med circle (inside color) then black circle for pupil and tiniest of all white circle for highlight!

Go for it...
Post please....

Jodi

Jodi said...

Hi Patty...

Actually she will be a New 'Imaginary Friend' of Dahlia's....remember Dahlia is a little girl with LOTS of imagination..so she has had a few 'friends' over the last few years...this is her newest. As Dahlia likes to read...her new friend likes to Write...her name is 'Joury Nell' ...and she Journals EVERYWHERE and ANYWHERE!~!! really a cutie.
I will list today and post pics here. Thanks for asking...

Jodi

nikkinikkinikki72 said...

Hmmmm... going to have to wait to open the packet. Petrified of it... lol.
Debbies has suggested using talcum powder to keep my hands dry. Would you say that could harm this clay?
Also the baby wipes are oil fre and frangrance free so they should be ok.
Oh now i'm just a little bit more sure i'll keep that packet wrapped up for a bit longer.

Jodi said...

Hi Nikki...

Well, in my opinion..you have to be careful at how much 'outside' material that you introduce to your polymer clays...i.e. talc, oils, creams, additives of any kind even 'other' clays. Just use sparingly if at all.
One hint...if the clay becomes to soft while working it....pop the piece in the freezer for a few minutes ...then remove and work some more until it gets soft again... don't put it in for to long...as condinsation can build on surface of the clay and if you work 'moisture' into the clay (between layers) it can cause it to pop or crack while baking...
Do you have access to PREMO Clay in England? My FAV mix is 60/40 of white PREMO(40) and Super Sculpey(60) ...I am sure it is the same with Prosculpt...I have only tried that clay once...it did not like me so I returned to my one of many years...Super Sculpey.

Jodi

Tallulah~Belle said...

Gosh after reading all that I forgot which post I was commenting on...ah yes the DVD.

Looks great...and you both look great...certainly not like it was early morning....very 'artistic' as someone else mentioned.

I have to say I am horrified if I see myself on video as well though so know how you feel.

Nikki....you be a good girl and do as Jodi says and get going with that clay. I will hold your foxgloves hostage till I see some results :-)

'The eyes are only a series of circles'....ROFLMAO.....you make it sound so simple !

Jayne

Jodi said...

Hi Jayne...

Normally I am pretty calm around people and can handle a good sized crowd...but there is something about when a little red light goes on that makes me stutter and stammer and flail my arms around...thank goodness I don't see that light to often.
I HATE HATE looking at myself...that is why I so often 'alter' my pictures in some way... You have to get a couple of wines in me before I start posing...otherwise it is off to the hills for me...

Yes Nikki...listen to Jayne....

Jodi