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A little about me...

Let's see here... my name is Jodi Cain and I was born on July 8th 1966.

Ever since I can remember, I have been in love with all aspects of Art.

I have always enjoyed painting, though almost never able to make the canvas look exactly like what's in my head, I set it aside and found my niche in clay sculpture.

I just love the cold, wet, smooth feel of clay in my hands... and the way that even the slightest touch makes it my own.

When I was a teen, I was fortunate enough to have one of my sculptures shown in the High Museum of Art in Atlanta. To me, this was my greatest achievement, up until that point in my life.

I'll never forget the feeling of walking into that gallery and seeing people standing around my work. It was at that very moment that I knew how strong my desire to express myself through art really was.

When Steve and I started our family in 1991, we decided that one of the best things we could give our kids was for me to be at home with them full time.

Since my art tends to be inspired by my interest in horror, I put it on hold while my kids were little and focused on being a full-time homemaker.

After our youngest started school, I was really ready to have some time to myself... though, after about a year, I started getting bored, to say the very least.

Soooooo, Steve suggested I spend my free time doing something artistic and possibly start selling my work on Ebay.

After putting lots of thought into what I might do, I realized that my clay work is always HUGE and would be ridiculous to try and package (let alone ship anywhere) and I have never really been satisfied with any paintings enough to part with. Then it hit me...

I have always had this thing for dolls...

When I was a kid I used to "alter" all of my dolls and anyone else's I could get my hands on. I never liked their clothes or the smiles on their faces.

I remember a doll my Mom bought for my little sister called Saucy... She was the coolest doll ever. Her left arm was a crank, and, when you turned it, her facial expression would change. It would go from happy, to sad, to really mean and creepy--that was my favorite of course :)

It was thinking of that Saucy doll all these years later that gave me the idea to make creepy rag dolls.

As soon as I finished making the first one I was totally hooked :)

There's just something really satisfying about the whole process of watching them come to life with each stitch.

As strange as it may sound, I feel as if I know each one of them on some sort of personal level, which is something I can't confidently say about my other art.

I absolutely adore making dolls, and words couldn't possibly express my gratitude to the people who collect them all over the world.

I can't even begin to describe the sense of accomplishment and inspiration I feel each time one of my dolls reaches it's destination and makes someone's day brighter...or darker, if they prefer :)

Jodi

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jodistatteredrags@yahoo.com


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