Steam Punk Amanda was put into the the Doll Collector magazine issue September 2011. This is my first try at submitting a doll in the theme section. Thank you Doll Collector! It is so exciting to see a doll I made in print. Whats even better you have a dead line. I haven’t had a deadline to meet in a long time. Its something I quit doing about two years ago with my miniature paintings on gemstones. They were making me crazy but I was working full time too. The pressure just got to be to much and I just couldn’t do it anymore. I do hope to start again someday but I will definitely have better guidelines for myself and the collectors. I literally painted and sold those paintings for over 30 years! Well, back to doll making. So, if you are a doll maker you have to give this a try. The next theme is Fairytale Figures and the deadline is September 1. I don’t think I will be able to make a doll for this one. I’m still finishing up some details on the studio and I have a couple of new head sculpts that need bodies etc. Check out your magazines and look for some interesting deadlines you might like to meet.