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Since 2005 I have received grants from The City of Oakland's Cultural Arts Funding Program for Individual Artists. This grant enables me to work bedside with children (and their families) in long-term care at local hospitals. Currently I am working at Kaiser Permanente Oakland. I also conduct Doll Making classes at The Mary Elizabeth Inn in San Francisco (a women's shelter).

  

These dolls, made by the patients, with my assistance, can reflect his/her/their own personality or unique physical traits. Some children chose to make familiar cartoon characters, mythical creatures, or animals like their beloved pets back home.

Over the years I have also received grants from The Taylor Family Foundation, Philanthropic Ventures Foundation, City Stitchers, and many individuals. 

doll with blue hair and pink boots sewn by child in hospital w/ dolls4artsake.com
child holding dolls she and her mother made in hospital w/ dolls4artsake
Jack Sparrow doll made in hospital w/ dolls4artsake.com
child hand sewing accessories for hand sewn doll in hospital w/ dolls4artsake
mother and son make wolves in hospital w/ dolls4artsake.com
Heart Surgery on handmade doll in hospital w/ dolls4artsake.com
child sewing pterodactyl in hospital w/ dols4artsake
mother and child show completed dolls made in hospital w/ dolls4artsake.com
child smiling with doll she made in hospital w/dolls4artsake
child sewing in hospital w/ dolls4artsake.com
Jesse sewn in hospital by child w/ dolls4artsake
Link sewn in hospital w/ dolls4artsake.com
Jack Skellington sewn by teen in hospital w/ dolls4artsake.com
Elmo at the beach sewn by child in hospital w/ dolls4artsake
child hand sewing blue eyed doll in hospital w/ dolls4artsake
child sewing on handmade doll in hospital w/ dolls4artsake
child's handmade doll in hospital w/ dolls4artsake.com
child hand sewing doll in hospital w/ dolls4artsake
child posing with hand sewn T-Rex in hospital w/ dolls4artsake
child posing with hand sewn Stewie in hospital w/ dolls4artsake
nine year old sewing jaguar in hospital w/ dolls4artsake.jpg
finished mini-me doll hand made in hospital w/ dolls4artsake
teen posing with hand sewn doll in hospital w/ dolls4artsake
Sally being hand sewn in hospital by teen w/ dolls4artsake.com
child posing hand sewn doll in hospital made w/ dolls4artsake.com
child posing with incomplete Spiderman made in hospital w/ dolls4artsake
child posing with hand sewn doll in hospital w/ dolls4artsake
sisters dolls hand sewn in hospital w/ dolls4artsake.com
doll hand sewn in hospital with teenager and dolls4artsake.com
sad clown sewn in hospital by teen w/ dolls4artsake
Brian hand sewn by teen in hospital w/ dolls4artsake.com
child with hand sewn doll in hospital w/ dolls4artsake
child posing w/ doll hand sewn in hospital w/ dolls4artsake
child w/ hand sewn warriors doll made in hospital w/ dolls4artsake
teen w/ hand sewn doll in hospital w/ dolls4artsake
doll made by child in hospital w/ dolls4artsake.com
child hand sewing pet dog in hospital w/ dolls4artsake
young child holding hand sewn doll in hospital w/ dolls4artsake
teen w/ hand sewn doll in hospital w/ dolls4artsake
ice skater hand sewn doll in hospital w/ dolls4artsake
child's doll hand sewn in hospital w/ dolls4artske
mother and child w/ hand sewn dolls in hospital w/ dolls4artsake
child w/ fire breathing dragon made in hospiatl w/ dolls4artsake
mother's hand sewn doll made in hospital w/ dolls4artske
hand sewn doll made in hospital w/ dolls4artsake
teen's hand sewn mermaid doll in hospital w/ dolls4artsake
child and hand sewn doll made in hospital w/ dolls4artsake
teen sewing doll in hospital w/ dolls4artsake
teen's Catz Cat made in hospital w/ dolls4artsake
child and doll hand sewn in hospital w/ dolls4artsake
hand sewn Winnie the Pooh doll made in hospital w/ child and dolls4artsake.com
lamb in tutu made by child in hospital w/ dolls4artsake.com
sewing a lamb in hospital w/ dolls4artsake.jpeg
completed hand sewn tiger in hospital w/ dolls4artsake.com
lamb dressed up hand made in hospital w/ dolls4artsake.com
child working on sewing up doll in hospital w/ dolls4artsake.com
child w/ hand sewn pink doll with red eyes in hospital w/ dolls4artsake
child w/ hand sewn doll in hospital w/ dolls4artsake
child with hand sewn green eyed, purple haired doll in hospital w/ dolls4artsake
teen w/ hand sewn elephant in hospital w/ dolls4artsake.com
child hand sewing puppy in hospital w/ dolls4artsake.jpg
child in hospital hand sewing doll for little sister w/ dolls4artsake
child showing progress on hand sewn doll in hospital w/ dolls4artsake
child w/ hand sewn tazmanian devil w/ dolls4artsake.com
child's hand sewn doll in hospital w/ dolls4artsake.com
teen hand sewing doll in hospital w/ dolls4artsake
child hand sewing doll in hospital w/ dolls4artsake.com
child hand sewing lamb in hospital w/ dolls4artsake.com
teen sewing doll in hospital w/ dolls4artsake.com
mother and son hand sewing in hospital w/ dolls4artsake
child with hand sewn doll in hospital w/ dolls4artsake
child hand sewing in hospital w/ dolls4artsake
child's hand sewn doll in hospital w/ dolls4artsake.com
child's hand sewn Spiderman in hospital w/ dolls4artsake.com
child hand sewing kitty in hospital w/ dolls4artsake.com
child's hand sewn doll with sleeping bag w/ dolls4artsake.com
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