Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Work in Progress, Inktense Color Pencils on Cotton Fabric

This is a fabric art piece that is a work in progress. I'm using Jaquard textile paints and Inktense color pencils with fabric medium on cotton muslin fabric. I'm in the process of quilting it now and next I'll beads and embellishments.


Underground Books






I have been fortunate enough for the last almost two years to have some of my work for sale at Underground Books in Sacramento. Yesterday the business owner and my friend Georgia West (Mother Rose) sent some pictures of some customers who have bought some of my items. I'm always proud and thrilled when someone chooses something I've made. Thank you Georgia for giving my art and designs a home at Underground Books. This is a great place to buy books, CDs and other items that are important and essential to our community. It is also a wonderful venue to see art by local artists and a place for community gatherings and book signings. Support our businesses. Underground is located in the Oak Park Community, 2814 Thirty-fith St., Sacramento. CA.

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Work In Progress

This is my current work in progress. It will be a memory doll for a friend. She gave me some small treasures that she has saved and collected over the years. I have incorporated a lot of them in the doll's clothes. The doll will have a little tote bag that will hold the rest of my friend's treasures.







Thursday, June 2, 2016



These are two happy new Cre8tiv Glory doll parents. These three dolls were on display and available for adoption at Underground Books on Broadway St. In Sacramento California. You can adopt your own Cre8tiv Glory doll. There are more of my little people available at Underground Books.

My little boy flat doll bookmarks are ready to raise money for a charity event this month. They will be donated by Sonja Lopes.

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

This IsTanya



  This is Tanya. She is one of my Once Upon A Village dolls.
The inspiration for this group of dolls comes from my favorite artist Paul Nzalmaba.
She is a stump doll with a wooden base and stands about 22 inches tall. She wears a summery two piece strapless dress in a navy blue and yellow abstract print and a straw hat with a yellow bow. She is also wearing a blue and white bead necklace, gold bracelets and long curly hair.
 
 
She is also a positive image doll to promote the beauty of African American people. She is available for adoption for $95.00 plus tax and shipping to your address. Email me your interest at cre8tivglory@gmail.com


This Is Onella

This is Onella. She is one of my Once Upon A Village dolls. The inspiration for this group of dolls comes from my favorite artist Paul Nzalmaba.


She is a stump
doll with a
wooden base
and stands about
22 inches tall. She
wears a beautiful
Two piece belted
dress in a bold
blue and orange
print, gold earrings
and bracelets and
orange beads. She
has arms that can be 
posed and a pretty a
natural hair style.


She is also a positive image doll to promote the beauty of African American people. She is available for adoption for $95.00 plus tax and shipping to your address. Email me your interest at cre8tivglory@gmail.com.

Monday, October 19, 2015

Sacramento African Marketplace


Little Otis

This is the cutest little boy doll I've ever made. His name is Otis and his creation is a collaboration between myself and artist Gerry Simpson. I created the soft sculpture body and his red striped tee shirt and rolled up jeans and Gerry painted his adorable little face. Otis is inspired by Gerry Simpson's paintings of children at play. Otis is also the star and main character in Gerry's upcoming book for children. This little guy is Gerry's and will be on display at the GOS... Gallery Boutique on Del Paso Blvd. in Sacramento's Design District. You can also see more of Gerry's paintings, photography and art, my Tribal Energy Burlap Men and cultural jewelry by a local Sacramento artist. For more information about the gallery, Gerry's book and if you'd like your own little Otis (a smaller, kid friendly version coming soon), just message Gerry Simpson here on Facebook. Check out his what I like to call 'joyful' art on his page.

 
 
 

Wild Women Flat Dolls

These are my "Wild Women Flat Dolls". They make great whimsical bookmarkers. These 20 little women are now available, I'm proud to say, at my third retail location where you can find my little people. You can find them at DaDas Art Gallery Boutique. This is another new Gallery in Sacramento located at 3655 J Street, Sacramento CA 95816. I'll post some more info and pictures about this new gallery in my next post. Be sure to say hello to owner Yvette Ewell and don't forget to buy a Wild Woman Flat Doll bookmarker.



Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Malik is a 21-1/2" tall art pedestal stump doll. He  has an all cotton torso with poly-fill and a wooden base that allows him to stand. His garment is made from a cotton lined burlap with fringed edges. The center panel is a red cotton kente cloth print. He has natural hair dreadlocks and a hand painted mask face and carries a feathered griot walking stick. A friend bought one of my masked dolls a few months ago and called him "Burlap Man". I loved the name because it almost made him sound like a super hero. So, this "Burlap Man" is part of my "Tribal Energy Dolls" collection.

He is a one of a kind art doll, available for adoption. The fee is $95.00 plus tax and shipping. Payment can be made on PayPal. ONE ONLY. First come first serve. Email me at: cre8tivglory@gmail.com .




Ariah is a 21-1/2" art pedestal doll. She has an all cotton torso with poly-fill and a wooden base that allows her to stand. She wears a beautiful full length cotton, geometric print skirt and matching bra top in shades of turquoise, pink and red.  She is also wearing matching bracelets and waist beads and gold hoop earrings. She has curly natural hair wrapped in a turquoise head wrap. She's carrying a colorful striped tote bag ready to fill with good things from the marketplace.

She is a beautiful decorative doll (not suitable for children, not a toy) from my new "Once Upon A Village" collection. My inspiration comes from my favorite artist Paul Nzalamba. This collection of dolls are faceless which is a style used by many African American artists and doll artists. Without a face, an artist must use other elements to tell the story.

She is a one of a kind art doll, available for adoption. The fee is $95.00 plus tax and shipping. Payment can be made on PayPal. ONE ONLY. First come first serve. Email me at: cre8tivglory@gmail.com .




Sunday, June 7, 2015

Art In The Garden

Kanika Marshall Art's photo.


If you're looking for something fun to do next week, come on out to Elk Grove and enjoy Art in the Garden. The dates are June 14th and 15th, Sunday and Monday at Kanika Marshall's studio, 9137 Santorini Dr. Dee Tschida is an acrylic painter who will have her beautiful paintings of Taos, New Mexico available to view and purchase. Kanika who is an amazing sculpture artist will have her welded steel and clay indoor and outdoor art for sale. Her work will include jewelry, pottery..., goddess art and metal sculptures. I am so excited, I will also be there on Sunday with some new cloth and art dolls who are ready to be adopted and ready to become part of your household. There will be refreshments and more and a great day to be outside in a beautiful garden setting. It all starts at 10am, so come by and say hello and stay for a while. Love to see you there.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Lady Day

 
 
I am the doll of the week on Gloria's Adopt a Doll page. My name is Lady Day and I am a tribute the female jazz and blues singers and the sultry actresses of the 30's and 40's. I am Billie Holiday, I am Lena Horne, I am Dorthy Dandridge, I am Nina Simone, I am Josephine Baker. I am appearing for one last weekend this Saturday in the Musical Threads exhibit hosted by Fiber Art Masters of Sacramento at Underground Books in Sacramento CA. You can stop by and say hello. After the exhibit is over I will be looking for a new home, I will be available for adoption. You can let my designer know that you are interested in taking me home by emailing her at: cre8tivglory@gmail.com.
 
 
 
All cloth doll  with bead jewelry, white gloves and sequined fishtail gown, about 22" tall, available for $150.00,