Author: DOLLS Magazine Staff

Staying Positive: Collette Hatch finds her happy place with art dolls

Fourteen years ago, award-winning doll artist Collette Hatch was looking for ways to keep a positive outlook. After being diagnosed and treated for breast cancer, and living with the fear of a recurrence, her normal optimism needed a boost. She saw a picture of an art doll online, which led her to contact Jack Johnston and enroll in one of his classes. “Sculpting became a very happy place for me,” Hatch said. “Luckily my cancer was caught early. It’s a scary journey, but today I am cancer-free and I continue to enjoy creating my one-of-a-kind (OOAK) art dolls.

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DOLLS Magazine – August/September 2020

The August/September 2020 issue of DOLLS features 48 four-color pages. This issue includes the annual presentation of the Dolls Awards of Excellence Public’s Choice nominees and ballot, as well as articles on BJD fashion designer Edith Schmidt, artist April Norton’s new white-porcelain doll series, resources for finding doll-sized notions, a raincoat pattern for 14- to 17-inch dolls, and more!

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DOLLS magazine – May/June 2020

– Mattel’s new designs for 2020 live up to Barbie creator’s ideals
– Julie Manley: Combines history, fashion & fantasy in her custom creations
– Meadow Dolls returns with a new DOLLS exclusive BJD
– Collette Hatch finds her happy place with art dolls
– OOAK Characters: Denise Bledsoe mixes fun & fantasy
– Halls of Imagination: Connie Lowe continues to expand her BJD world
– Faith & Family: Inspire Rose Lacefield’s Bbflockling dolls
– Pat Moulton’s new BJDs are ready for a roundup!
– Proper design is key to making a modern BJD, By Joe MacPhale, Ancient Whispers LLC

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DOLLS magazine – April 2020

Artistic Evolution: Lorna Miller-Sands celebrates 30 years of dollmaking

Somewhere In Time: Elizabeth Cooper’s dolls reside in a classic, nostalgic childhood

What’s New in 2020

Playing With Dolls: Creative collector stages elaborate adventures for her dolls

Morocco Costumes: Patterns for a princess & sheik for Ellowyne & Rufus dolls

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DOLLS magazine – March 2020

10 In Memoriam: Roxanna Maria Sullivan: 1949-2019
12 Fairy Dust & Pixie Power: Judy Pollard conjures up winged creatures, fantastic friends in doll form
33 Heights of Fantasy: Kassity Allison’s award-winning dolls reflect artist’s talent, tenacity
36 Queen for a Day: Hollywood Doll Company had a hit with game-show tie-in

DOLLS Presents Reborns
R6 Portraits in Silicone: Photographer turns her artistic talents to reborns
R10 Balancing Act: Reborn artist makes kids her priority
R14 Love of Dolls: Runs in the family for Noemi Roarks

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