So join us on the IADR (International -Art-Doll- Registry) YouTube channel at:
as we dance with our muses in celebration of this time of year.
Also don't forget to check out the previous podcast How does Dollmaking Help with Mental Health in the podcast section.
Since podcasts are to be audio mainly, I have created this thumbnail for the time being to run as a video. For each podcast there will be a featured artists within the frames. If you would like one of your images to be used for our podcast please email me at IADRegistry@outlook.com.
You are invited to the 2023 Fairy Wedding. Thank you for those that participated and the judges who give of their time and talent as well. To see the winners - head on over to the Awards section. Also to learn about the shows for the rest of the year.
Remember the People's Choice is the last opportunity to enter a show to be eligible for the competition in the Year End Show for 2023.
What to Submit?: There is a theme for those that want to create something new for this event which is "Magical Memories of Christmas". For those that want to participate but not be limited to the theme, then your art needs to be created sometime between October 2022 to October 2023 to be acceptable. Since the judging is being done by "the people" the theme is not required to be included in this event.
How to Submit?: There is a Christmas Event Submission form that is available to IADR members only. This is a simplified form as only one picture is required and no explanation is required. Because your submission will also be linked to your Artist's Studio page, you may want to have that updated with any images of your work and links to your social platforms for viewing by the public if you wish to take advantage of the traffic to our website.
How does this Event work?: The submission deadline is October 1st, 2023. After that time frame (meaning Oct 2nd), all IADR members will receive the link to this unique page on our website. At that point it will be up to you on how you want to share that link because it is that link is how people will find the page so they can vote. So yes, I'll be posting this on my personal page, my group page, and my business page inviting my friends, relatives and those that follow me to come vote for my entry. Will you be doing the same???
What do you win?: This event offers a marketing prize instead of a cash prize. The first place winner will be on the banner for the Sale Event that is in November. They will also be featured in the new issue of the IADR Art Doll magazine that will be coming out in October. Second and Third place winners will be placed on our Facebook banners and also mentioned in the Art Doll magazine. Don't forget the increase in traffic to the website can create offers of a possible sale or commission from the foot traffic from the public as well.
Who can participate?: All IADR members that are current with dues and wish to participate including judges as well as past winners and masters. This is your time to play! This is limited to only IADR members because of the link to the Artist's Page and our website.
This is also the last chance! This is the last event that is available to participate in if one wants to be considered for the Big Cash awards that are in the Year End Event. The Year End Event requires at least participation in one of the three prior events this year which this is one of those three. So if you haven't participated yet but want to be thinking about the Year End... then jump on board here with this event and submit your entry.
If you have any other questions, don't hesitate to contact me either with a private message to me through Instant Messenger on Facebook or with an email at:
First of all, have you sent me a picture of yourself or a doll you want to represent your work yet? I need this so I can create your Artist's Studio page? Also your Artist's Studio page doesn't only have to be only completed dolls, it can also reflect work in progress images as well. Anything that you want a potential customer to view to help them better understand the process you go through for creating your character or as another outlet to find a potential customer.
Now, to begin adding to your Artist's Studio page, you use the Artist Submission form which is at this link https://www.international-art-doll-registry.com/artists-studio-submissions.html
This is not to be confused with the Registry form used to when you register your doll with the IADR! The Artist Submission form is only for the Artist's Studio submission photos where you can describe how your doll is made, what inspired you to make it or what materials you used, if you are selling it, or if the person looking at your page on the IADR website would like to contact you or visit your shop. This is only limited by how much or how little information you want to share about your creation.
Why might you want a Follow Me image? Because if you list all of your links with each of your dolls, a person might get lost going down the rabbit hole of looking at them and a sale might get lost as well. That is one reason why it was previously one link per doll and also because I didn't realize (at the time) I could do multiple links.
To create this option to your Artist's Studio page - use the Artist's Submission form. You can use any image you want for this and send all your links you want listed. I created my image in Canva. If anyone wants help creating an image for their Artist's Studio page, please let me know at IADRegistry@outlook.com.
When we get 1000 views to our website some weeks, wouldn't you want some of those views to be because they were checking out your Artist's Studio page?
Did you also know that we have created our first IADR Podcast? It was fun working with Bambi Lynn and we hope to be doing some more as well. If there is a topic you would like discussed, let us know as this is more than sharing tips and hints. It is how we can grow as dollmakers as well as our small business/art! You can find it on Youtube under podcast or click the link here:
Also as we create new podcasts, there are more opportunities for your artwork to be shared - like here in the cover image for the Podcast. More than likely I will be pulling these images from the Facebook collage that is featured in our IADR Art Doll magazine. So keep posting your work-in-progress or finished pieces in our Facebook group - IADR Members Only so that you have the opportunity to be seen not only in our magazine but also like here in the podcast cover.
Did you know that my recent Conversation with Dollmaker Sandee Elvsaas is now also on Youtube? Check it out at https://www.youtube.com/@iadr-internationalartdolls/featured or in our archived blogs using the category of Conversations for all past interviews.
Did you know that the IADR is a great opportunity to be part of a wonderful doll community? We have opportunities where we can hang out and play through our Shylock Doll Gathering (next meeting coming up in September). Learn with the great resources of past and new tutorials that are available to members and also join us in our first sales event this year. This is where we as a community help each other be seen and promote our own small business and artwork. Finally, did you know it is easy to join? Simply send me a message through our email at IADRegistry@outlook.com or visit our website to contact me there as well. So if you wonder is the $49.00 year membership fee worth it - realize we are one of the few organizations that actually offer cash awards for our shows' winners at no cost to IADR members included with all of our other membership benefits.
For those are the various flavors she brings to her dollmaking. From the Children around the World, to her fairies of her childhood, to the shell people she is currently exploring, there is never a dull moment at Sandee's part of the world. Why not join me as I discover this delightful lady and what inspires her to create?
The first thing after the Fairy Wedding and the Guest Who Attend jury show entry submission date has passed, is entering your dolls to be considered for the People's Choice Awards show. The theme is a Christmas theme but doesn't limit your entry to just Christmas. After all, anything that makes one happy and excited just like when we open that special Christmas gift is the real limit to this show. Only current members of IADR will be eligible for entry into this show. The reason why is because the winners of this show will be the focal points in our advertisements for our Sales Event (which will be also be featured in our Art Doll magazine).
There will be a special on-line submission form used for this Event too. More about that as we get closer to the dates.
Even as we wish well for the Fairy Wedding jury show, it isn't too early to be dragging out the tinsel and lights to get into the mood for our special People's Choice Event too. If you have any questions about it, drop me an email at IADRegistry@outlook.com and I'll be happy to answer them for you.
Shylock Doll Gathering August 8th - Tuesday at 1:30 pm MST join us as we reach from Alaska to Spain to Australia with this fun group of ladies discussing dollmaking and just enjoying hanging out with other doll makers. It's a Zoom meeting so let me know if you would like to be added to the notification.
Fairy Wedding Juried Show Event deadline is August 31st, 2023. Yep... Only a few more weeks left to see who will be attending the wedding and their interesting guests. I can't wait to see these cool entries.
The People's Choice Awards - This is our fun Christmas (sort of) themed event. After all, anything that is magical to you that you might have received for Christmas, inspires Christmas, or just plain makes you feel good is open to this show. The deadline for entering this event (which will be for IADR members only) is Oct 1st, 2023. This is also where the people (general public) will be choosing the winners... so judges - this is your time to play as well by entering your works. Keep in mind that the winners will be on our advertising poster themes for our sale event coming up.
The IADR Sales Event (which will be a first for us) will be Nov 3rd - Nov 5th, 2023. This is again for IADR members only as we will be doing our push for those Christmas sales. Did you know that this week alone we had over 1000 viewers to the website? So yes, get those Artist's Studio pages updated *smiling*. Let me know if you need help or have any questions about setting up your Artist's Studio page.
And in the meantime we are also working on the next issue of the IADR Art Doll Magazine. The deadline for submitting to the IADR for articles and dates/events that you would liked published in the Fall issue will be Sept 1st, 2023. Submissions can be sent to IADRegistry@outlook.com.
This is just some of the things here at IADR that we are doing to help promote dollmaking and supporting each other in our love and passion of our art.
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