Thursday, July 9, 2009

Well I am Officially 'Floored'


And Speechless...other than..."Oh My Gosh"..."Golly Gee Wiz"..."Ah Shucks" "Your Kidding...right"??... My sweet, Dear and long time friend MARIE SEGAL OF 'ART FROM MY HEART" actually created an Award for Richard and Myself.... an Award that pays a beautiful tribute to our years of Doll Making ...as I said, Speechless!!... which any of you who read my blog on a regular basis know that for me to be 'Speechless' is right up there with Earth's Strangest Anomalies! I was in no way expecting this kind and caring tribute...and then to receive from a woman who I so highly respect and treasure in friendship...well, that is the delicious Icing on this Gifted Cake of an Award.
Richard and I have been making dolls for a very long time...full time, each day...everyday. Do we grow tired of our chosen profession ...only our bodies, after all these years of stooping, bending, lifting, twisting,torquing... only in our minds...that are a bit more forgetful, take a tad longer to figure out something or forget where we put the scissors or sand block...but our hearts are still young and Madly in love with each and every doll we create...each seeming as new and exciting as our first. Thank you dear Marie for this honor... and Yes, as per your request I will go in search of Bloggers whose Sculpting hearts are filled with love and skill.

You also asked 4 questions with this Award... so here goes....

1. What is the theme you choose to work with most and why?

Well both Richard and I enjoy Ethnic, Native American,African,Asian etc... as it allows us lots of research time which we adore ...but of course I love Halloween too, sadly I never seem to find more time to work on Halloween like I would like to.

2. Who most influenced your sculpting path?

So many... hard to pin point just one... I would have to say that Bob McKinley was the one artist that kept us on the path with inspiration, focus, dedication, desire and heart...to witness how Bob felt about Art/Dolls was to 'Know' that you made the right choice....


3. If you could have all the money in world, would you still do this?

Yes.... but differently.... no rules, we would only create what our desires dictated to us...and have a MUCH BIGGER Studio...lol

4. How does your blogging world help you and others?

Gosh, not sure how or if my blogging helps others ...but I do know and feel that Blogging to me is a Door Opener... You never know who is on the other side when the doorbell rings... you open, you meet and you invite in...and soon these New Friends become caring, understanding amazing good 'I feel like I have known you forever' friends.... The community of Bloglandia is safe and comfortable and we all seem to be there for one another...I like that!

BIG BIG BIG HUGS,

Marie

21 comments:

Tallulah~Belle said...

Many, many congratulations .....this is a most well deserved award for the both of you.

Does you blogging help others ? Yes it most certainly does.

I find you both two of the most inspiring sculptors I have ever 'met'.

Your work inspires me to want to sculpt...and this is not just from blogging...this is from waaaay back when I first came across your work.

Even if I don't want to create the same kind of characters...it moves me to see just what can be done with a lump of clay...and I want to do it too.

I appreciate the encouragement you give to new sculptors and now that my clay has arrived (YAY!)I hope and believe that I can ask a question and you will help me.

You have set a standard of work for me to aspire to. And whilst I certainly don't expect to achieve this anytime in the near future, it does give me a wonderful goal.

And in top of this, I love to read your blog posts, not only do they make me laugh but I can't wait to see what you are working on next


Well done again !

Jayne x

rosanna said...

CONGRATS! it is such a thoughtfor award and you and Richard most certainly deserve it all. I have never loved much dolls but yours have made me think in a totally different direction. They have soul and character and are all different from each other and all different from anything I saw before.More over you are so talented and you do not live in an ivory tower!!I love all of it. Hugs to you both

Judy C said...

I can tell you that your blog has helped me tremendously. I consider you and Richard as icons in the craft and anything you blog about causes me to think. The award is well deserved. Judy

Debbie said...

A Wonderful Award for two Wonderful People. You bring that jaw dropping reality to your sculpts and we all love to watch and admire your work. I for one Love reading your posts Jodi, they make me smile and laugh and I for one am glad your in the blogosphere.
Many Congratulations and Big Hugs to you both..xxx

William Bezek said...

Congrats on a well deserved award.

Sue said...

"Extreme" and may I add "Master" Sculptor. You and Richard are truly masters of this artform.
Congratulations!

Marie S said...

Oh this is beautiful, I love all of the answers and there is yet another award there today for you.
All I can say is I was possessed and it was about time, really about time, long long overdue as a matter of fact.
Love and hugs to the extreme team.

LDWatkins said...

It is a fitting tribute to the two of you. Your demand for excellence in the doll making world has inspired many, me included. You are quite the role models to many of us. And it is given to you by an artist who demands no less of herself. Congrats!

julie campbell said...

What a wonderful award and so deserved.
Your blog is such an inspiration and wether I am laughing with you at life or gazing in awe at your newest creation it is always a delight to visit. I never fail leave your blog feeling blessed to be a dollmaker too and if I can acheive even a small portion of what you and richard have achieved over the years I will be even more blessed !
julie xxx

Creager Studios said...

Morning Jayne...

I thank You from the bottom of my heart for such kind words...and of course I am always here to help in any way that I can when you start sculpting...

Hugs,
Jodi

Creager Studios said...

Good Morning Rosanna...

Thank You so so much... It is funny...I was in truth never really drawn to dolls either in my early art career... but I say a particular doll and it changed my mind on dolls...
No Ivory Tower for me...could not store my Kayak up there...lol

BIG Hugs,
Jodi

Creager Studios said...

Morning Judy...

Bless your heart for saying such sweet things... it really does mean so much to me...

Hugs,
Jodi

Creager Studios said...

Good Morning Debbie...

You always say such sweet words...makes me smile ear to ear...
Thank You Thank You...I am so happy to have met you on the blogs...

Hugs,
Jodi

Creager Studios said...

Morning William...

Thank You kindly...I must admit I am very embarrassed by all these kind words that have been started in motion by the Award... but I do thank the stars each day for the wonderful people I have met through Blogging...like you.

Best,
Jodi

Creager Studios said...

Morning Sue...

Thank You so so much for those kind words and for feeling me worthy of 'master' in the title...blushing here...

Big Hugs,
Jodi

Creager Studios said...

Morning Marie...

Well I am blushing non stop...you know me, hard to take a compliment. Such sweet words have sprang forth from your beautiful award...I thank you for making my week and pointing out to me once again how lucky I am to have such wonderful friends in blog land...for this I am blessed and very rich in spirit.
Thank You again Marie ... so much!

Massive Hugs
Jodi

Creager Studios said...

Morning LD....

Thank You kindly...your kind words touch my heart... and you are so right...the fact that the award was given by someone I so deeply admire ..makes me even more proud of this award

Hugs,
Jodi

Creager Studios said...

Morning Julie...

Thank You Thank You...for such sweet and kind words... I look at doll making and blogging much the same...a form of communication, a way to put some of yourself out there into the ozone of life...and make a statement on life itself.

Hugs,
Jodi

Designs By CK said...

Popping in to say hello & congrats on your award!

Enjoy your weekend!

XOXO

Chris (-:

The Carolina Quilter said...

Congratulations! And yes, well deserved. I was just watching the excerpts from your DVD's on You Tube and I must have the real thing as soon as my budget allows! I can never get that part between the nose and mouth just right and, of course, you make it look effortless.

Jody
Mini Leaps and Bounds

Sprite said...

Hi Jodi,
I always enjoy visiting your blog and although I don't really know you, you sure know how to leave your visitors feeling as if we do. :) I never expected such humor!

What a wonderful, thoughtful and truly well deserved award. You and Richard are amazing masters of your craft. Always inspiring.

I think it was not long after I'd started sculpting that I stumbled upon your Ogre sculpture on ebay.
My jaw dropped in amazement and a few tears may have been shed to the dream of someday capturing such realism and character. Then to see your other works... just incredible. Thanks for sharing with us, again congrats! Have a wonderful weekend!

Big hugs,
Sprite