My friends Julie and Tally have written a great new book titled Mixed Media Dollhouses. It is all about assemblage in the form of magical artist dollhouses. And it is now available online and in book stores for You.
Here's the description from the publisher..."This book takes the artistic approach of assemblage and collage, and combines it with the long-loved tradition of making doll houses--but these doll houses are anything but traditional! Begun as an artistic challenge between a group of talented friends, these mixed-media doll houses include beautiful castles, undersea fantasy-lands, gothic attics, inspiring tree houses and much more. Authors Tally Oliveau and Julie Molina share a host of interesting alteration techniques while showing readers how to construct beautiful, fantasy doll houses. Readers learn to how to construct or repurpose found boxes into rooms and houses, how to decorate interior surfaces, how to build miniature furnishings, how to make their own paper dolls, and how to embellish their houses using a variety of imaginative materials."
Many amazing artists came together to work on these collaborative mixed media creations. And I was delighted to create a room for the hotel in the group.
Of course, nothing is really what it seems.
That makes it even more interesting for me.
If you are on Facebook, please pop over and join the book's Fan Page. There you can keep abreast of all the news and see some sneak peaks into the pages of Mixed Media Dollhouses.
And, speaking of news, I will be joining Tally and Julie for a book signing at Zinnia's in Pasadena on Saturday, April 3nd, from 5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Julie and Tally will be bringing several of the original rooms from the book to display. It would be awesome if you all could stop by and say hello.