Loved Through the Years: Three Centuries of Black Dolls by Wendy Barber

“I moved to North Carolina from Michigan seven years ago to pursue a career in art. It was a bit scary being in a new state and only knowing one person but I persevered to achieve my dream. I have art work in several shops and I have been one of three women in a doll exhibit at The Delta Arts Gallery.

I have drawn, painted, sewn, and made dolls for most of my life. My goal now is to do something I like to do every single day for the rest of my life. That can be writing, sewing costumes for myself, painting, and reading. I also knit. I’m traditionally a cloth doll maker but I’m getting back into needle felting and working on polymer and air dry clay pieces. I have taught doll making and demonstrated needle felting.

Right now, I am enjoying each creative day.  My failures, successes, and joys are a part of my creative journey. I don’t always have the answers but my eyes are open to learn many more things.”

~ Wendy Luane Barber

 

 

Artist of the Month OME
“Loved Through the Years: Three Centuries of Black Dolls,” an exhibit by artist Wendy Luane Barber

 

Final Prim Dolls
Final Prim Dolls
Marley doll
Marley doll
Petra and cards doll
Petra and cards doll
tamarlyn
tamarlyn
Winter Star Wandi
Winter Star Wandi

 

 

 

 

 

Winter Wandi
Winter Wandi

 

Wendy Barber
Wendy Barber is an artist in North Carolina whose goal is to do something she enjoys doing every single day for the rest of her life. For more information about her work, visit her online at World of Wendy Lu. (Photo credit: Lauren Carroll).

 

 

Germ Magazine guest author
… is a contributing guest author for Germ, which means the following criteria (and then some) have been met: possessor of a fresh, original voice; creator of fresh, original content; genius storyteller; superlative speller; fantastic dancer; expert joke teller; handy with a toolbox; brilliant at parties; loves us as much as we love them.

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