Winter 2014 Paper Doll

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Bébé Jumeau Original Paper Doll

by Kathy Mears Monier

Kathy Mears Monier has been an avid artist, seamstress and doll collector for most of her life.  Intrigued with antique dolls, she devotes her spare time to  drawing, dressing and displaying them.  In the 1980’s, while living in Hawaii, she created several graphite portraits of antique subjects, dolls that she aspired to one day add to her own collection.  Today, these portraits are marketed as signed and numbered limited edition prints, finding their place in the homes of doll and art collectors across the world.  Included in her artwork are numerous original paper dolls, some of which were created especially for doll conventions and events.

Retired from a career in Corporate Human Resources, Kathy now uses the skills she acquired to present programs, lectures and workshops.  Her husband Mike provides the inspiration and support for her to realize her personal doll dreams, from a well-stocked doll room at home to International doll expeditions.  In their Colleyville, Texas home, she manages a small business for her handcrafted doll shoes, which are available at doll shows, conventions and on-line through eBay.

Kathy is a member of both the Dallas Doll Club and the Fort Worth Antique Doll Club. Currently serving a three-year term as UFDC Director for Region 3, she enjoys working toward strengthening UFDC for an enduring and vibrant future and connecting with UFDC’s many old and new friends she meets along the way.