(Editor's Note: This is the first in a series of interviews with members of the ZNE Art Dolls sub-group. It is only appropriate we begin with the founder of the group, Judy Keefe. Check back regularly for more profiles. As always, comments are appreciated by the artist, group members and blog editors!)
As the founder of the ZNE Art Dolls group, Judy Keefe should be expected to make art dolls, but the unexpected comes in her little surprises within her dolls, as seen here.
"My work is eclectic," Judy says. "I'm always changing and looking for a new challenge." Eclectic seems a good word for one who not only works with fabric and clay but also paper mache and match boxes. And, Judy finds time to work with dollhouse miniatures of all sorts as well as pen and ink drawings, quilting, sculpting, sewing and mixed media. Whew!
She is self-taught and has been making dolls "all my life," she says. A couple of years ago, Judy saw a friend's ball-jointed doll and became "hooked." Now she collects French resin ball-jointed dolls (BJD).
Besides being active in Yahoo! groups, Judy maintains her blog and website at her typepad blog and also at her live journal site. She's also busy shepherding the ZNE sub-group of more than 70 members, who are also a major force for this public Web site's content. Enjoy her outstanding and interesting works.