My Petite Boutique
Welcome to my shop page, where I sell a few items at a time. My limited-edition Kudu Huntress paper dolls have officially all sold but one and have been removed from my shop. My Wind and Water Dreamlings are still available. Upon request from the author herself, I have prints of Animal Doll for sale. I use PayPal for all transactions. All art purchases begin by contacting me with the details of your order so that I can make sure I have your item(s) in stock. I'll message you back with a direct link to my PayPal account. Funds must be received before I can process your order. Please allow 3-5 days processing time before your order ships. I do not offer refunds unless your order arrives damaged, in which case a full or partial refund will be granted upon receiving proof via photos. Ready to shop? Scroll down to the photos. Want more information? Keep reading.
As of October 2021, all of my paper dolls are twice as thick as previously sold. Each doll is printed on 100% acid-free, cotton-rag watercolor paper of the highest quality using Epson Cold Bright Ink. This paper will not yellow over time and is one of the more environmentally friendly papers. After printing, a multi-day process begins: she is brightened with inks, glitters, pastels, and colored pencils. Next she is coated on both sides with gallery-quality sealant to provide protection against UV rays and moisture. If necessary, color is touched up again after spraying. Because of this process, no two dolls are the same. Finally, she is assembled, wrapped in tissue paper, and packed carefully in a non-crush box with protective foam. Included with the dolls are a few double-sided wall adhesives.
Your doll can be posed in many ways by pressing gently on the individual brads to keep certain limbs in place. If you want to attach her to the wall in a low-moisture room, put one adhesive on the back of her head, one behind her chest, and one behind her belly. Depending on your light situation, she’ll cast wonderful shadows on your wall. If you live in a high moisture area or you are concerned about your cat or child pulling her off the wall, I highly recommend keeping her in a shadow box. I have done everything I can to ensure she is sturdy, but she’s still made out of paper, which is why we love her, so handle her with tenderness.
Upon request of the poet, Kelly Gray, I have created a limited edition set of ten, signed, and numbered 8" x 12" giclee prints of the Animal Doll tableau that goes with her book Instructions for an Animal Body. The matted prints are of the same super high quality as the dolls (Epson Cold Bright Ink, lifetime guarantee of color quality). Final dimensions are 12" x 16". They cost $60 including shipping to all US states and will also be available for purchase at my solo show at Pilates & Arts for the same price. If you wish to purchase this gallery-quality matted print, please contact me here with the details of your order (mailing address, how many prints, if your purchase is a gift, special shipping requests), and I'll send you a link to my PayPal. Ask about discounts for purchasing two or more prints in one order.
Oh, how I love the Wind Dreaming. Calm, reflective, and peaceful amidst the heaviest wind storms and seasons of change. And depending on how you pose her, you'll see she has a playful , clown-like side to her, which also serves to help her ride out the bad weather. She is 15.5" tall and costs $100 including shipping to all states within the US. For shipping outside of the US, please contact me. If you wish to purchase a doll, please contact me here with the details of your order (mailing address, how many dolls, if your purchase is a gift, special shipping requests) and I'll send you a link to my PayPal. She is sold in a limited edition set of 30—once the last one has been sold, only the original remains. Your doll’s special number is written on her back.
The Water Dreaming is symbolic of deep sleep, relaxation, and acceptance. She is 14" tall and costs $80 including shipping to all states within the US. For shipping outside of the US, please contact me. If you wish to purchase a doll, please contact me here with the details of your order (mailing address, how many dolls, if your purchase is a gift, special shipping requests) and I'll send you a link to my PayPal. She is sold in a limited edition set of 30—once the last one has been sold, only the original remains. Your doll’s special number is written on her back.
"I love my Kudu Huntress paper doll! It's not often that fine art imagery as powerful and beautiful as this comes down off the gallery wall and invites us to play. I wish I'd had her when I was 12 or so--what an inspiring companion this tall, commanding antelope goddess would have been. She's captivating, enchanting and super fun to pose in various settings. The poem that came with her was equally lovely. She was carefully packed and arrived in perfect condition. I'm not generally prone to anthropomorphism, but this doll was gifted with so much spirit by her poet creator that it's hard to avoid the feeling that she's alive in some essential way. A treasure, truly." --C.G, Hollywood
"My Kudu Huntress commanded my attention from the moment I lifted her from her careful packaging. Her intense gaze is somehow also serene. She is infused with secrets. Every sculpted, firmly jointed piece of her offers clues. She is beautiful. The paper is substantial, weighted with pencils, inks, and foil. The accompanying poem helps tell the story. She is a doll to be taken seriously, to be treated with respect." --Susan Rukeyser
"Upon removing the last layer that my Kudu Huntress doll had been carefully wrapped in, I found a shimmering face staring up at me. It's body radiates with the marks of exquisite detail, grace and inner strength. Her expression is that of awareness, curiousity, maybe even a little confrontation. She is an artisan creation to behold; she hangs on my wall and I feel protected. " --Zara Kand