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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!! :D

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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!! :D 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… :-D

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.

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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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Dabida dag 21 april 2013
  • Kathleen Engelen's table at the dabida day 2013

    Kathleen Engelen's table at the dabida day 2013
  • Fairy banners by Kathleen Engelen

    Fairy banners by Kathleen Engelen
  • Fairy Dust Shower by Kathleen Engelen

    Fairy Dust Shower by Kathleen Engelen
  • Secret Garden by Kathleen Engelen

    Secret Garden by Kathleen Engelen
  • Fairies by Kathleen Engelen

    Fairies by Kathleen Engelen
  • Fairy jewelry by Kathleen Engelen

    Fairy jewelry by Kathleen Engelen
  • Fairy rings end key chains by Kathleen Engelen

    Fairy rings end key chains by Kathleen Engelen
  • Fairy jewelry by Kathleen Engelen

    Fairy jewelry by Kathleen Engelen
  • Tine Kamerbeek

    Tine Kamerbeek
  • Fairy by Tine Kamerbeek

    Fairy by Tine Kamerbeek
  • Fairy by Tine Kamerbeek

    Fairy by Tine Kamerbeek
  • Beautiful fairy by Tine Kamerbeek

    Beautiful fairy by Tine Kamerbeek
  • Fairy by Tine Kamerbeek

    Fairy by Tine Kamerbeek
  • Fairy by Tine Kamerbeek

    Fairy by Tine Kamerbeek
  • Beautiful fairy by Tine Kamerbeek

    Beautiful fairy by Tine Kamerbeek
  • Cute little dolls by Tine Kamerbeek

    Cute little dolls by Tine Kamerbeek
  • Yvonne Flipse

    Yvonnen Flipse came with her beautiful fairies
  • Fairy made by Yvonne Flipse

    Fairy made by Yvonne Flipse
  • Fairy art made by Yvonne Flipse

    Fairy art made by Yvonne Flipse
  • Fairy art made by Yvonne Flipse

    Fairy art made by Yvonne Flipse
  • Fairy art made by Yvonne Flipse

    Fairy art made by Yvonne Flipse
  • Fairy art made by Yvonne Flipse

    Fairy art made by Yvonne Flipse
  • Doll made by Nel Groothedde

    Doll made by Nel Groothedde
  • Dolls made by Nel Groothedde

    Dolls made by Nel Groothedde
  • Dolls made by Nel Groothedde

    Dolls made by Nel Groothedde
  • Ana Salvador

    Our lovely friend Ana Salvador
  • Doll by Ana Salvador

    Doll by Ana Salvador
  • Cute little dolls by Ana Salvador

    Cute little dolls by Ana Salvador
  • Doll by Ana Salvador

    Doll by Ana Salvador
  • Svetlana Pchelnikova

    Sweet Svetlana Pchelnikova from Estonia.
  • Doll brought by Svetlana Pchelnikova

    Doll brought by Svetlana Pchelnikova
  • Doll brought by Svetlana Pchelnikova

    Doll brought by Svetlana Pchelnikova
  • Dolls brought by Sveltana Pchelnikova

    Dolls brought by Sveltana Pchelnikova
  • the Hannie Sarris Award nominees

    the Hannie Sarris Award nominees
  • winner of the Hannie Sarris Award, Dorote Zaukaite

    winner of the Hannie Sarris Award, Dorote Zaukaite
  • second place winner the Hannie Sarris Award nominees, Andrea van Dalen-Krens

    second place winner the Hannie Sarris Award nominees, Andrea van Dalen-Krens
  • third place winner of the Hannie Sarris Award nominees, Alessandra Nicolin

    third place winner of the Hannie Sarris Award nominees, Alessandra Nicolin
  • Art doll by Renata Jansen

    Art doll by Renata Jansen
  • Art doll by Renata Jansen

    Art doll by Renata Jansen
  • Art doll by Renata Jansen

    Art doll by Renata Jansen
  • Art doll by Renata Jansen

    Art doll by Renata Jansen
  • Christine Polis

    Christine Polis
  • Christine Polis

    Christine Polis
  • Christine Polis

    Christine Polis
  • Christine Polis

    Christine Polis
  • Christine Polis

    Christine Polis
  • Christine Polis

    Christine Polis
  • beautiful babies by Kim van de Wetering

    beautiful babies by Kim van de Wetering
  • Table with the prices from the tombola

    Table with the prices from the tombola
  • Caroline van Stiphout

    Caroline van Stiphout
  • Doll by Caroline van Stiphout

    Doll by Caroline van Stiphout
  • Doll by Caroline van Stiphout

    Doll by Caroline van Stiphout
  • Doll by Kamilla Meesters

    Doll by Kamilla Meesters
  • Doll by Kamilla Meesters

    Doll by Kamilla Meesters
  • Doll by Kamilla Meesters

    Doll by Kamilla Meesters
  • Marlaine Verhelst

    Marlaine Verhelst
  • beautiful art dolls by Marlaine Verhelst

    beautiful art dolls by Marlaine Verhelst
  • Gelske Koopmans

    Gelske Koopmans
  • Gelske Koopmans

    Gelske Koopmans
  • Gelske Koopmans

    Gelske Koopmans
  • Gelske Koopmans

    Gelske Koopmans
  • Lydia Dekker

    Lydia Dekker
  • Lydia Dekker

    Lydia Dekker
  • Lydia Dekker

    Lydia Dekker
  • Esther Verschoor

    Esther Verschoor
  • Esther Verschoor

    Esther Verschoor
  • Esther Verschoor

    Esther Verschoor
  • Esther Verschoor

    Esther Verschoor
  • Esther Verschoor

    Esther Verschoor
  • our photographer ;-), Jan

    our photographer ;-), Jan
  • Astrid Mulder

    Astrid Mulder
  • Astrid Mulder

    Astrid Mulder
  • Astrid Mulder

    Astrid Mulder
  • Fairy boy by Astrid Mulder

    Fairy boy by Astrid Mulder
  • Art doll by Olly Copal

    Art doll by Olly Copal
  • Art work by Olly Copal

    Art work by Olly Copal
  • Art work by Olly Copal

    Art work by Olly Copal
  • Fairy on labradorite by Saskia Hoeboer

    Fairy on labradorite by Saskia Hoeboer
  • Saskia Hoeboer

    Saskia Hoeboer
  • Some beautiful and young girls that came to help the organization

    Some beautiful and young girls that came to help the organization

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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… :)

    Kathleen

  3. Beautiful pictures of a beautiful day !!!

  4. Thank you and it was indeed a beautiful day!! :-)