Tuesday, September 24, 2013
Because art isn't about just making and selling and making and selling..... It's about the connection you feel to a piece. It's about cracking open your soul and pouring a bit of your personal glitter (mojo) into each work! I am almost finished with my dolls for Ghoultide and as I look them over one last time, I am remembering my whole year :)
I think we succeeded in creating something really special for you! I cant wait for you to see my latest spooktacular pop up shop at Ghoultide!
Posted by Jennifer Hepler-Takens at Tuesday, September 24, 2013
Sunday, September 22, 2013
Wednesday, September 18, 2013
The studio is chaos..... my Prim Pumpkins have unfurled their vines to take over ever aspect of our home, and the garage! Things are getting harry over here. :) I hope you love the little characters I have created for Fall. They are really sweet and I have become a bit attached to them. It's hard to pack them and get them ready for the journey to Chelsea, but the witching hour is drawing near! Hope to see you!
Posted by Jennifer Hepler-Takens at Wednesday, September 18, 2013
Thursday, September 5, 2013
Prim Pumpkin's are sprouting up all over my studio for upcoming engagements! It's so wonderful to see all of their smiling little faces looking at me. Many of you know that this year is a special one for me and my little family. We welcomed our little girl into the world this year and my boy, Bryer, is growing up fierce and brave.
This year, I have decided to bring more peace into my life through art. Being a full time artist means something different to every artist. For me it's ever changing(moment by moment sometimes). One day I am scared to death about making money, the next I am settled into my skin and I feel like I am deepening into my art dolls. By "deepen" I mean, I feel the depth of my work. It's part of me. This year has changed me into a better version of myself.
I feel like the decision to create my Prim Pumpkin's full time, is one of many lessons. Not everyone is going to be happy when I succeed. I can say that I am ok with that but when a situation arises, like it did yesterday, it puts my head and my heart at odds a bit. I ran into my former boss at a thrift shop. I smiled and said hi, and she looked at me with distain...and did not speak. It hurt for a moment and then I chose peace. I know she meant to hurt me, but when you look at the bigger picture, I can clearly see that my energy is better spent on my family and my art.
"People come, people go – they’ll drift in and out of your life, almost like characters in a favorite book. When you finally close the cover, the characters have told their story and you start up again with another book, complete with new characters and adventures. Then you find yourself focusing on the new ones, not the ones from the past."
~ Nicholas Sparks
There is always room for growing into yourself a little bit more!
Posted by Jennifer Hepler-Takens at Thursday, September 05, 2013
Tuesday, September 3, 2013
It's so nice to create art dolls. I love dolls in general.... Their wonderful little face completely take me in! :) I am pleased, excited, giddy, and honored to be part of the Fall issue of Art Doll Quarterly. Art Doll has been good to me and I thank them profusely for the opportunity to show my work on their pages.
My article is all about my new journey as a full time Halloween doll maker. This is a big step.... it takes an insane amount of courage to put your work out into the world, one an only hope that my odd creatures and characters continue to capture your hearts.... unless it's a zombie and then you definitely don't want him to capture you heart! I hope you pick up an issue and take a look!
Posted by Jennifer Hepler-Takens at Tuesday, September 03, 2013