Monday, August 24, 2009

Change is good!

I can't even begin to tell you how excited I am. Two years ago my husband and I opened a little shop here in Two Rivers Alaska. It is called the What Not Shop. We sell espresso,rent dvd's,sell health & beauty& laundry supplies and we sell locally made arts and crafts. But for the most part it became a great little hang out where you can get a great cup of coffee. The shop was also been a great outlet for my creative side.
I have been making dolls since 2003. I make mostly Alaskan themed dolls. I get all my inspiration just from watching the people around me. Alaska is full of interesting people.
This week we have decided to close our little shop so I can really focus on my dolls. We are in the process to set up a studio at our house, so I can work from home. I have really enjoyed our shop but after 2 years of working 12 hour days,6 days a week I am looking forward to be able to spend more time at home with my husband and our pets. It has been pretty hard for our dogs not having me home. Our last day at the shop will be September 20th 2009.
I started this blog to talk mostly about my dolls and the process of trying to make a living as a doll artist. Wish me luck

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When people move to Alaska, they must feel the need to wear as much fur as they possibly can.