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Artist statement - Christine Shively-Benjamin

My doll art took root in my joy of finding a penny in the lining of a pocket. First impression not worth much but with imagination, innovation, experimentation I would apply my life experiences to create my fabric figures. Turning the mundane into the marvelous has been a driving force in my creative life.


I have been creating my Art dolls since 1984. Born in Denver Colorado, now living in Carson City NV. A member of NIADA and ODACA, I have attended the Quinlan Doll and Teddy Bear show for the past 8 years and a number of doll conferences and events.

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Surely You Jest
Surely You Jest
Our Price: $100.00

Small seated pocket size doll is a fabric doll dressed in crimson, black and white blouse and pantaloons. Red and black polka dot legs. Red and black cotton tabard, black tulle ruff at the neck. Fine red colored mohair styled in sculptural forms. Fanciful cotton hat. Face is acrylic paint, colored pencil, and pigma pen.

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A Blue Bee In Her Bonnet
A Blue Bee In Her Bonnet
Our Price: $100.00

10 inches tall 4 inches wide

One Of A Kind

Small seated pocket size doll is a fabric doll dressed in dotted swiss sleeves, whimsical bird motif in cotton fabric. Pantaloons under the skirt, striped legs. Fine black colored mohair styled in looped pony tails. Wool blended felt flowers in shades of blues, green and gold headband. A felt bee sits on the flower. Face is acrylic paint, colored pencil and pigma pen.

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Angel
Angel
Our Price: $110.00

Small seated pocket size doll is a fabric doll dressed in vintage hankies and laces. Vintage linen sleeves. Pantaloons under the skirt. Crinkle fiber hair in several blond shades. Dome like hat and gathered ribbon treatment at the ear level. Wings of wool felt in layered feathers. Face is acrylic paint, colored pencil, and pigma pen.

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Lady Dragonfly
Lady Dragonfly
Our Price: $525.00

14 inches tall 5 inches wide

One Of A Kind

This doll is balanced to stand on her own, using a “Stump” or “pincushion” style lower body. Wired fingers. Cotton fabric body, wool stuffing.

Cotton overskirt is pale gray with tiny dots. A small wool felt and Momi paper dragonfly, flowers and leaves accented with seed beads create a three-dimensional element to the front of the skirt. Black and white checkerboard runs along the bottom of the skirt. Liberty of London floral cotton fabric bodice and sleeves. Tall cone shaped hat in gray, cream and a touch of maroon colored wool felt with beads, white flowers, tiny dragonflies and leaves on the side of the hat. Dragonfly on the top of the hat. Hair is charcoal color of fine mohair yarn, sewn and twisted into a sculptural form.

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Blue Fish Carousel
Blue Fish Carousel
Our Price: $1,000.00

19 inches tall 6 inches wide
Standing figure in an aquatic theme
Wired fingers

Trapunto technique in the face to lift the nose. Features created with acrylic paint, pigma pen, Prisma color pencils. Lips, eyebrows, lids, flair of nostrils and fingernails hand stitched with Gutterman’s and Sulky thread. Highlight and shadow create depth. Hair is rusty brown mohair yarn, sewn and twisted and into a sculptural form. The skirt is cut work reverse applique with various fish moving in and out of the holes. Tall cone hat has hand stitched fish and various wool felt shapes. She holds a fish handbag. Dupioni silk shoes. She stands on a rectangular fabric shaped base with a wave motif border.

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A Pageant Of Birds
A Pageant Of Birds
Our Price: $1,400.00

19 inches tall by 6 inches wide

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Inspired by a photograph by Eudora Welty from the 1930’s. Hair is of fine dark charcoal mohair yarn, sewn and twisted and into a sculptural form. Over skirt and wing shapes in the center of the over shirt, has circular cutwork backed with the Norwegian wool. Small wool felt birds, leaves and seed beads create a three dimensional element. Border on the overskirt is vintage trim work. A spray of wool felt leaves, flowers and floral wire crown. Vintage lace slip, vintage cotton bloomers. Arms are outstretched with wings. Fabric shoes replicate the pattern in the dress with very small silk ribbon flowers. Stands on a round base with seed beads, felt border with gold thread stitching.

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