Posts Tagged ‘barbie redux’

Reinventing Barbie

Monday, March 4th, 2019

I am in the process of creating a few short videos on reinventing Barbie, the first of which is posted to youtube.

Lesson 1

In addition there is a face book group, to ask questions, post work in progress and share finished pieces.

One is never too old to play with dolls!

Barbie Redux Aftermath

Monday, November 11th, 2013

I needed a full day to recuperate from the energy put forth for the Barbie workshop. So much goes into planning and preparation and then, being fully present to help others manifest their ideas. Its the best sort of energy output because it comes back doubled by the creative energy of the people participating. The workshop was held the same weekend as the OJai art and film festival so the town was a buzz with activity and things to do. This may have impacted enrollment as there were only four participants making for the smallest workshop I have ever given. That said, I could not have imagined a nicer, more willing group of creative spirits. What fun we had!!! While one imagines that she is imparting knowledge of some usefulness, truly the questions and observations made by those participating is equally “teaching”. If that makes sense. One thing I learned is that the class needs to be two days, as no one finished, they did get far, but there needs to be more time to fool around with the painting and embellishing part of the activity, and for certain pieces to fully dry. Only one person broke for lunch which made for a long day of six hours. All were troupers!
I have two photos to share and when the artists send me images of their finished works I will post them here.

I am so grateful for an afternoon of playing dolls with like minded creatives, food for the soul…

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I think I forgot to mention, I’m now a full time member at OVA Arts, so, I have a home base for tricia art. If you are coming into the area be sure to stop by for a look see! I’m excited to be part of the gallery~~

Barbie Redux in Ojai at OVA Arts this Saturday and Sunday

Monday, November 4th, 2013

barbie ornament

barbie in dress copy

glitter barbie

Barbie Redux

Monday, August 19th, 2013

Feeling excited about having some Barbie Redux workshops in November at OVA to co-inside with the Ojai Arts Festival which has a theme about recycling stuff to turn into art. Its called “DiscARTed” and Up-cycled Barbie will fit right in 😀

barbie redux

This Barbie doll available now at OVA gallery

Ann Street Gallery

Friday, May 4th, 2012

Coming soon to Ann Street Gallery: Barbie as Gendered Object.
Barbie as Gendered Object I so wish I could see the exhibit in person but there are no road trips on the horizon for me for a while. I will have a few pieces in the show, you may remember I made many pieces during Barbie Redux. The curator, Virginia Walsh was very pleasant to work with.

The lovely Petunia will be one of the pieces on view.

“Petunia” The Beauty Queen

Tuesday, March 30th, 2010

Beauty Queen

Petunia sold over the weekend, I’m listing some of the altered Barbies from last years “Barbie Redux” and some of the ones featured in ADQ for sale on etsy, in case there is interest in owning one. My etsy link is in the index.

“A Bevy of Barbies” Art Doll Quarterly

Thursday, January 21st, 2010

Those who come here to see the dolls will remember Barbie Redux from last year and the about fifty Barbies I altered. Some of the Barbies are featured in the Spring Issue of ADQ.

Barbie Redux, Published!

These photos aren’t so great as I can’t take them outside to photograph because of rain rain rain.

Art Doll Quarterly

If you are wanting to alter a Barbie and have any questions that I might be able to answer please don’t hesitate to ask. I am happy to help.


Tip: You can find Barbies for cheap on ebay.

Barbie art

My dining room table

Tuesday, September 29th, 2009

and why I am still mailing out packages from Barbie Redux exhibit.
Mail ail


and the Barbie Oscars go to:

Saturday, August 8th, 2009

barbie girls copy

So adorable!! Sasha to the left and Tiffany to the right and to the right right Jillian .

living Dolls!

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People wanted these cupcakes just for the rings!! blingy bling!


Besides being a Barbie girl, Jill made a couple of really cool Barbies

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Happy Birthday Barbie!

Saturday, August 8th, 2009

Ten Women Member Shari brought this decadent delish cake, gone in five minutes!


cola copy
Ten Women member Cola sold her piece to the lovely lady standing beside her

Dressed up like sixties “Mod” Barbie, wearing real vintage, so Barbie!

barbie mod copy