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Sunday, October 12, 2014

Teacher Creature Feature - Debra Klopp

Halloween & Debra Klopp
go together just like Salt and Pepper
One of my favorite times of the year is the fall.  I love the smell of the air and fireplaces.  I love the sound of rustling leafs under my feet as I shuffle along and the giggles of children running down the street Trick 'r Treating.  I treasure the memories I spent after school and on the weekends working on my Halloween costume with my sisters and brothers.  It is a magical season. You just know anything could happen.

     When I found Debra Klopp's  Etsy site I just had to contact her right away.  Her work is ghoulishly hilarious.  I couldn’t look at her Creatures or Dolls without giggling and then feeling a little bit guilty about it, especially if you read the quirky little side bars. 
     October gives me the perfect excuse to decorate my home with weird and wonderful things, dress up in crazy costumes, make pop popcorn balls and watch the old original movies, like The Mummy, Dracula, Frankenstein and the Wolf Man. 
It was love at first site when I saw her adorable Frankenstein dolls.
Igor, The Doctor, Frankenstein, Bride of Frankenstein
and Scrappy the dog. - Debra Klopp original Designs
If you have a love for the goofy macabre and Halloween you simply must visit her Etsy site and indulge yourself this October.   She has crazy creatures and Very Grim Fairytales of her own. 
Wicked Red Riding Hood heard that someone tried to get her Granny.  She is out for revenge.....someone is going to pay!
Artistic Figures in Cloth & Clay have many multi-talented instructors; Debra is no exception. 
She works in clay, cloth, paper, paint and writing. She will be teaching an All Creative Cloth painting workshops this April 2015
I am delighted that she will be here to teach. You can see more abut her Wicked Red Riding Hood and other workshop just

Friday, October 3, 2014

Gloria "Mimi" Winer Scholarship Fund for AFICC

Scholarships for 2015

Gloria and Robert


Gloria "Mimi" Winer had to down size when she moved to Florida.  She painfully parted with some of her prized art dolls from many renown artist.  She graciously donateded them to benefit Artist attending Artistic Figures in Cloth & Clay.  This scholarship is a Win for the person receiving the art doll and a Win for the person receiving the gift of financial help to attend the workshops at the convention.  The "Gloria Winger Scholarship fund is currently running from Sept 15, 2014 though March 15, 2015 with a new doll up for auction ever two weeks. 

Robert Keene McKinley

Robert Keene McKinley In the late 1970s he was a children's clothing designer, who had been making and preforming puppets after work.  He decided he wanted to just make figures for the fuf of it.  In the early 80's he created three sets of windows for Tiffany's in New York in 81, 82, and 83.  He was elected to NIADA in 1985, wrote two dollmaking books and made one video.  He became an international renowned for his dolls and teaching.

First bid in $25.00 from Oct 1 - Oct 15

Gloria was given this doll by Bob McKinley when visiting him in his New York apartment.  It is not signed, however there is a card attached to the artwork signed by Gloria Winer that the doll was made by Bob McKinley and was part of her private collection.  The purchaser of this doll will have to know in there heart they own one of his pieces and be content with the that thought.  To see more pictures click here

Gloria can be reached at. Gloria J. "Mimi" Winer <>