Friday, August 2, 2013

Dollmakers on Thursday : Forlorn Dolls

Samantha Meyers 
is the artist behind 

These beautiful dolls 
are hand sculpted,
hand sewn, 
(no machine)
hand painted 
and entirely wonderful.

They all exhibit her characteristic style,

rich colours,

enigmatic expressions and 

graceful proportions.

Samantha came to doll making
after a visit to Lizzie Borden's house
as recalled in an interview
for the Crafty Goodness blog

Samantha's dolls and busts show 
an inclination for the
deliciously wicked.

Painted skulls.

Skull paint.

Handsome rogues

and Halloween.

You can see Forlorn Dolls at
 the Crafty Goodness gallery
in Lakewood, Oh.

And on-line at

Keep up to date with new dolls,
exhibits and shows on facebook at 

Or pay a visit to her blog,
They're well worth a look,
doubly so at Halloween.

I can have a favourite, can't I?
I love this rabbit.

Samantha's Etsy will be opening again
in the Autumn.
Meanwhile, here is the link.


  1. Thank you, she is pretty neat artist. I also want to complement you on the way you designed your blog: it very presentable, easy and interesting to read.

  2. She is wonderful, isn't she? And thank you for being so sweet about my doll blog! That's very kind of you!

  3. All amazingly cool!! Thanks for sharing my friend ;o)

    1. I thought you'd like these! A bit spooky, rich paint colors.

  4. What a treat to see that gorgeous work, she is really an artist...I always wonder how artists minds work to come up with such phenomenal creations!


    1. Thank you, Carol! I thought her work was just perfect as Autumn gets closer.

  5. Replies
    1. That's what drew me to the dolls first, that and they all have a unique style.

  6. These dolls by Samantha are amazing! I love her style, as she does have her own style completely. (My computer crashed for two weeks and I finally am getting back to normal again). Thank you for posting about another doll maker I knew nothing about. I love this doll community kindred spirit connection.
    I've missed posting on my favorite bloggers' blogs!

    1. It's lovely to have you here, Teresa. It's fun for me to find new dollmakers and share them and I have to admit, the dollmaking community are the nicest bunch of people I've ever met.

  7. Thank you for this share. I so enjoyed all the fabulous dolls!

    1. Thank you so much! It's one of my favourite things, finding new dollmakers.


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