This Weeks Member Introduction
Meet Van Carnes of Primitive Art Dolls
Hi, My name is Van, nicknamed Meams by my grands. I was raised in Virginia, now presently residing in Maryland in a charming old community Sudbrook Park.
I have been crafting and creating all my life, from drawing, doll making, gardening, home decorating, cake decorating, ceramics, pottery, cross stitching, but, I believe making dolls is by far my most favorite.
I love doing orders for people with special request. It really brings out more creativity My greatest pleasure comes from watching the dolls come to life and hoping they bring a smile or hug from their new owner.
I started my shop a few years ago, when my daughter suggested selling my dolls outside of friends and family. So I started with eBay, then my son made me a website, a beautiful one at that, giving it it's name PrimitiveArtDolls.
My grandchildren gave me the nickname Meams. Wanting a little more exposure, I started my shop with Etsy. A little slow getting things up and running for a while but, now, I try to add things more frequently. I have had a lot of success with getting special request and orders. I am so happy that everyone seems well pleased with every purchase. I have been so blessed with so very many purchases from repeat patrons, that I am kept rather busy making the dolls in between homeschooling the grandchildren and working part-time. I can say it has been a wonderful journey and
I hope to be able to continue it for a long time.
Thank you everyone who has made it possible!!