Monday, November 5, 2007

In print! Art Doll Quarterly!

A Silly the winter issue of Art Doll Quarterly!!!!! What a true delight to see Miss Teapot in all her altered art glory gracing part of a page and the table of contents spot. I'm absolutely tickled pink!!

It was Lisa Kaus who actually sent me a note telling me of the call for submissions. Thank you, thank you, thank you, Lisa!!

As well as getting me to really think outside the box, Miss Teapot was a lesson in patience. Normally when I design a bear it goes from paper to mohair to bear in a lovely rhythm. I could almost put bears together in my sleep. Not so much with Miss Teapot. Assemblage of mohair to porcelain to wire required waiting for industrial strength glue to dry 24 hours at each stage. It was that lurching forward and stopping again thing. I was not about to rush this stage though and have my lovely Miss Teapot fall apart at the slightest twirl of her frothy lace covered skirt!! Egad!

It was all worth it in the end! I'm very pleased with the way Miss Teapot turned out. I see more altered art bears in my future.....many designs are already drawn up! Now, if I could just find more hours in each day to create all my drawings!!! A wand....I need a magic wand. (sigh)

Warmest bear hugs, Aleta

P.S. Thank you to Art Doll Quarterly, Michelle Flores and Stampington & Company Magazines for the opportunity to feel all sparkly. :o)


Brenda said...

CONGRATULATIONS, ALETA! Miss Teapot is outstanding! It is a rush to see your creations in print, isn't it! Well done, girlie.



GeorgiaPeachez said...

I really like your altered bear, quite a step out of the box I would say. Wonderful details, she is just lovely! xo, suzy

Martha Kohley said...

How wonderful! Miss Teapot is perfect. The more I look, the more little things I see tucked i her pockets. I have been wanting to submit something to Somerset Studio, but everytime I think of it, I've missed the deadline. I'm going to have to start looking into it sooner.

By the way, if you find that magic wand, would you get one for me too? Martha

Shantell said...

Congratulations Aleta! Miss Teapot is lovely. I too need a magic can you pick up three :o)

Lisa Kaus said...

Just lovely Aleta- So nice to meet you in person at Art and Soul. I hope you are enjoying your pink confection...
take care

Brittany said...

Congratulations Mom!

Diane Duda said...

Congratulation, Aleta!
She's just lovely!

Theresa said...


Miss Teapot is wonderful!!!! I can't wait to see what you come up with next. I just love mixed media stuff... it has a charm to it that one can't resist. Congratulations on being in the new issue of Art Doll Quarterly :)

Big Bear Hugs,


Aleta said...

You girlies say the nicest things!!! Thank you.

Biggest bear hugs, Aleta

grace said...

ooh yay :) i remember seeing miss teapot on your blog a while back, nice to see she got to be on the contents page :) i'll have to see if i can find that magazine!

Vee said...

Congrats Aleta.... yes, indeed, we knew waaay back that she would be in ADQ as soon as we saw her.

Good for you.

gretchen said...

the day after i read of your sweet miss teapot i rushed to borders to pick up the magazine...and got the very last copy (!) the woman at the check out even drooled over the issue... congrat's miss aleta, and how nice of michelle to give you the heads up.

draffinbears said...

That is such wonderful news to hear that your
Miss Teapot was in the Art Doll Quarterly Magazine
Congratulations Aleta!

Love your outstanding, little Miss Teapot
with her frothy lacey skirt.