Dabida Day 2013

Dabida Day 2013

The Dabida day is a yearly event organized by Dabida, The Dutch and Belgian Institute of Doll Artists. I had a wonderful day with my dollmaker friends. Thanks to all doll art lovers that came to have a look at our creations!

Here’s my table where I showed for the first time my new graphic creations. For a few months I had been working really hard on these frames, posters, greeting cards, jewelry,etc. So it was really exciting for me to show them for the first time. I have to admit I was a bit nervous to see everyone’s reaction. But people were really surprised and reacted enthousiastic to my new work, so, no need to be nervous at all!! 😀


My little magic box with jewelry I made with the pictures I took from my fairies…

elfen juweeltjes

Rings and key chains more in detail…

fairy fewelry

Fairy banners made of beautiful satin. I work part time as a webdesigner for a company that prints fabrics, like flags, etc. No wonder I got an idea for this!! 😀 They really added some fairy atmosphere to it all. I think they would look gorgeous in a little girls room, don’t you think? 🙂

fairy banners

Here’s a picture of Fairy Dust Shower so you can see how it looks on my table.

Fairy Dust Shower

I had these little two fairies with me last year, but for those of you who weren’t at the dabida exhibitions, this will be the first time to see them. They’re not on my website yet.

fairy sculptures

I brought Secret Garden with me, a lot of visitors told me this is their favourite. It’s alway nice to hear that people are enjoying my work…

Secret Garden

And a lovely new fairy by Tine Kamerbeek. It’s always a great pleasure to see her and her new work again. So detailed, I’m in awe every time… 😀

Tine Kamerbeek

This is a doll from our beautiful and sweet guest of honour, Renata Jansen from England. This is so amazingly realistic, do you recognize her?

Renata Jansen

Beautiful art work by Christine Polis, my fellow native doll artist from Belgium.


Svetlana Pchelnikova came with some beautiful dolls all the way over from Russia and Estonia.

Svetlana Pchelnikova

Every year we hand out the Hannie Sarris Award and doll artists from all over the world participate in this competition. these are the three nominees.

Hannie Sarris Award

This year’s winner Dorote Zaukaite, with a very beautiful art doll. This year’s theme was “Joy”.

winner hannie sarris award

And for those who can’t get enough of these pictures, here’s the complete picture gallery from that day! Thanks for watching!

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4 comments on “Dabida Day 2013”

  1. A wonderful page and great pics about the exhibition of DABIDA, I enjoy the colors of this page full of light , with some fairy dust who make us dream .

    Thank you Kathleen !

  2. Hi Aude,

    thank you very much. It’s nice to hear people are enjoying our work!! And that we can make people dream… 🙂


  3. Beautiful pictures of a beautiful day !!!

  4. Thank you and it was indeed a beautiful day!! 🙂