It was a long process... my deciding to close my alterations shop. It has been fun, happy, exciting, overwhelming, exhausting, stressful, and time consuming. I think that was my final deciding factor - the time consuming part. I have had no time for anything else, I put my passion aside, my family, husband, and sanity at times....
- Paula McGee
- Dover, Arkansas, United States
- Visit my official website: Paula's Doll House Hi, I'm Paula McGee, lazy daydreamer, owner & chief dollmaker here at the Doll House. I started designing my own dolls in 1998. I've done all sorts of handicrafts and arts in my time but once I began designing "dolls" I never turned back because any craft or art skill can be used in dollmaking artwork. I've been married to my best friend for 5 years this year and together we have 6 children and 2 grandchildren. My handsome beast is a truck driver and I've just started going with him on the big rig. YES, I make my dolls and write my patterns while ON THE TRUCK... I love traveling. I love God. I love art and doll making. I love teaching what I know and meeting other artists. Love, Paula
Tuesday, December 03, 2013
Wednesday, October 09, 2013
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
FANTASY & STONE GALLERY FEATURES DOLL ARTIST PAULA MCGEE at OCTOBER ART STROLL
Fantasy & Stone Gallery in historic downtown Eureka Springs
Arkansas is like walking into a most whimsical wonderland filled with
fantasy creatures, fairies, pottery and artwork created by the hands of
some of the most imaginative artists.
One of the artists featured
for October’s art stroll is mixed media and doll artist Paula McGee.
Paula is a local artist born in and lived in Arkansas most of her life.
Her one of a kind collectible pieces are imagined from a bit of a
storybook fairyland. Using lace, fabric, beads and bits of vintage
bridal gowns with a mix of new materials Paula fashions her expressively
hand painted creations.
The Art Stroll is October 12th 2013 in downtown Eureka Springs Arkansas
Fantasy & Stone Gallery
81 Spring Street
Eureka Springs, AR 72632
More about the artist: visit her website:
Sunday, August 18, 2013
Friday, August 16, 2013
and the benefits of riding for hours in an 18 wheeler are stuffing and stitching little bodies together so when I return home and to the studio I can surround myself with boxes of goodies I have stashed away until now...
These are some of the results....
Thursday, July 25, 2013
Friday, July 19, 2013
I'm teaching this class hosted online by Doll Street Dreamers! Anyone anywhere can take this class, no travelling, it's just a few clicks away! http://
webstore.quiltropolis.net/ stores_app/ Browse_Item_Details.asp?Sho pper_id=91456211715149145& Store_id=235&page_id=23&It em_ID=1682
mushrooms in progress
He can be finished without the wooden base!
Class is Online, beginning July 26th! Just one week away.... sign up at doll street today and join the fun... love, P.
Tuesday, July 09, 2013
I have made all sorts of heads in cloth and clay.... my favorite seems to be the standard old flat tab head... I love drawing an elaborately expressive face in detail.... this one is in progress, just snapped a pic to show that I do make the heads, in answer to the always asked question : "Where do you get the heads???" followed by a quizzical expression.... I do love people, really I do
Monday, July 08, 2013
the comfy corner... I like to sit down here o take my breaks when I'm working at the alterations biz. To draw, to dream, to imagine all things are possible.....
This vintage quilt top, given to me by a wonderful customer and friend, brings lovely colors to the corner.
Love and hugs, P.
Wednesday, July 03, 2013
I am and always have been a tailor, fiber artist, crafter, maker of imaginary things. Sewing and fixing and altering clothing have always come natural to me.... So being an Art Doll designer I opened a studio to the public and became a clothing alterations shop.
A Clothing Alterations Shop that happens to be filled with art and dolls and all sorts of creative messes. And I call it THREAD. I happily work my tail off everyday to keep it going... it's my drug... it's what I love to do and it attracts like minded people here to visit and play and to become friends.
Tuesday, July 02, 2013
I placed a comfy chair and pillows there along with my sketchbooks, dreambooks and magazines to do a little drawing when I feel inspired...and have some spare minutes between doing clothing alterations.
rare indeed are the spare units of time...