The 'Queen of ZNE' art doll challenge resulted in many incarnations of royalty. Members of the ZNE Art Dolls group headed by Bernice Wagnitz rose to the occasion to create various three-dimensional art dolls representing the concept of 'queen.' From top to bottom are the results from Constanza Berger, Mary Vogel Lozinak and Morgan Bearse. No doubt some of the participants were dreaming of their own coronation or perhaps thinking of the VariaZioNE (ZNE) mixed media art group's founder Chelise Stroud-Hery.
Watch for more Queens to be posted here soon. The group plans to conduct some sort of judging and award winners in various regal categories.
Several ZNE members participated in the Yahoo Arte du Blythe group's "Blythe & Friends" fat book to raise money for another ZNE member's charity. All proceeds from the auction of this original 4" x 4" 25-page fat book will go to A Place to Bark, the non-profit, no-kill animal rescue of artist and fellow ZNE member Bernie Berlin.
The auction is being graciously hosted by the also non-profit Scrapbook Royalty here. All you need to do is leave a comment with your bid, now through Oct. 15.
Artist Sandy Camarda created the photo here as well as two pages in the book. Sandy's Blythe, Serafina, is busy reading "Blythe and Friends" at left, where you can see the front cover by Heather Simpson-Bluhm and the back cover by Shoshanah Jennings, both ZNE members!
The Queen of ZNE, Chel herself also has pages in the book along with artists from three countries and nine states (and more ZNE members)! Please help this worthy cause, and snag yourself a fat book without the work or the wait!!