The art work I created over the years always followed the same pattern:

After awhile I would feel like a factory worker doing the same thing over and over.

And then Barbie came into my life when I happened across The 5th Annual Altered Barbie Show in San Francisco in 2007. Not only can I paint , work with clay and plaster I can also do her make-up, hair do, make clothes, cut in piece and chop, slice and dice her. I am never bored with Barbie.

And if all of that was not enough for motivation, now I can continue to spend money at the thrift stores, garage sales and flea markets without feeling guilty for spending money on things I donít need. I have no particular connection with Barbie. I did not have one when I was a kid and had no desire for one.

My work is also displayed in the window of the Green Store in downtown Silvertown, Oregon located at 208 Main Street. The store has typical merchant hours but the window can be viewed anytime, day or night.

I have won several awards for my work at the National Barbie Doll Convention and at the International Fashion Doll Show. Each is a One Of A Kind (OOAK). I leave pictures of the SOLD pieces up for your inspiration as well as the available ones. I also do custom work.

LaVonne Sallee,

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