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Friday, January 24, 2014

Crossroads Show San Diego Review 2014

For those of you missing the warm weather this is where you needed to be...

San Diego, tide pools at Cabrillo State Park.

Yep I had to wear shades.

On to the show. This doll by artist Denise Bledsoe went home with me, her name is Table Scraps, made from things left from other doll making projects. Happy me!

Wendy Jane of Hearts and Homespun created this wonderful elephant and had pare mâché pieces as well as mohair bears. Folk art lovingly created. Look for her work.

Marla Go of moostoys love Japanese anime as shown by this artful bear. Had to share him with you.

Stevi T. At it again, how cute.

Diana Ussery's clever mice. You've seen her dragons, she always presents things in a different way.

An old piece, it was two or three thousand, and in great condition, large size. And this is what you missed!

Dorothy Drake receiving the Theodore Society Ambassador Award 2014 from TB&F's Amy McLoughlin.

Two my my new bears for this year, sorry one on the right found a new home.

So if you weren't at the show you weren't first to know the TOBY Industry Choice Awards, you missed artist Sharon Queen who hasn't been doing many shows and John Port, Ellen Kislingbury, Jane Woodard, Sandra Czaja among others. And we missed you. Hope to see you next year!

Saturday, January 18, 2014

2014 TOBY Industry Awards

Here are your winners in artist categories:
Michelle Lamb
Dragnet Siebel
Lisa Madsen
Katherine Hallam
Ma'Sal Creations

Miniature undressed
Helen Gleeson
Natasha Sabotage
Christie Kotz
Lynn Bowie
Kim Russell

Small Dressed
Charlene Draeger
Kuniko Hoshi
Susan Mith
Vicky Lougher

Small Undressed
Annalise Taddei
Heide Buchner
Karen De Lorenzo
Helen Gleeson
Charlene Draeger

Large Dressed
Katherine Hallam
Helga Torts
Sandra Czaja
Wanda J. Carson
Rebecca Hamilton

Large Undressed
Karin De Lorenzo
Laurent Bergmann
Masaya Sato
Brenda Parker
Karen Brentnall

Miniature Friend
Masala Kitao
Eleanor Andrews
Annalise Taddei
Anna Colkova
Stevi T.

Small Friend
Karen Lyons
Cindy Cherry
Jenny Johnson
Anje Meier
aiko Kawamoto

Large Friend
Silke Borrmann
Lisa Page
Aiko Kawamoto
Shelly Allison
Lynn Bowie

Bear or Friend Nontraditional
Marine Goltyaera
Teresa Armstead
Jutta Michaels
Carol Thompson
Stevi T.

Set or Vignette
Joanne Livingston
Cindy Cherry
Stevi T.
Thea de bruin
Katherine Hallam

Congratulations to all of you. If I misspelled your name please forgive me. The art was amazing, wonderful job all!

Stevi T Amy of T B & F, and Sandra Czaja