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Keely Benkey
Artist in progress
Interests: vinyl toys, doll making, drawing, jewelry making, journaling, low brow art, i am interested in all types of art: painting, sewing. i am inspired by polynesian/tiki art, tim burton and the nightmare before christmas, and comic art to name a few. i love movies and netflix!
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Jul 15, 2013
Here are my latest submissions going to Dollirium Art Doll Emporium in London, Ontario, Canada. "Play With Us" "Play With Us" details "Frost Bite" "Candy Coma" "Visions of Sugar" The show runs from Dec. 9th through Feb. 2nd. Contact the... Continue reading
Posted Nov 22, 2012 at Stray Stitches
These are some new little art dolls that I made that remind me of turnips or rutabagas or something, so I'm calling them sprouts and I have just listed them in my etsy shop. Well, the pink one in the... Continue reading
Posted Oct 7, 2012 at Stray Stitches
Only seven days left on the big Stray Stitches sale going on at my etsy shop. Save 40% on anything in my store when you use the coupon code: septembersale at checkout! That means you could save over $40 on... Continue reading
Posted Sep 24, 2012 at Stray Stitches
That's right, "Sale Bunny" doesn't lie. From now until the end of September everything in my etsy shop is 40% off! Everything - including art dolls, jewelry, journals, tutorials, the works! I would really like to clear out items in... Continue reading
Posted Sep 17, 2012 at Stray Stitches
My dolls are venturing far and wide, so I thought I'd give an update about where you might be able to see and purchase them. First off is Dollirium Art Doll Gallery in London, Ontario, Canada. They are gearing up... Continue reading
Posted Sep 4, 2012 at Stray Stitches
I'm proud to be participating in a group art show at Cactus Gallery called "Sanctuary". I loved the title of this show and my wheels started turning towards a different doll form than I've been doing lately. It was fun... Continue reading
Posted Aug 7, 2012 at Stray Stitches
Going through my art and deciding to purge to make more room on shelves for new art. I've decided to sell some of my original art journals on my etsy site. Some of these were class samples, and one I... Continue reading
Posted Jun 28, 2012 at Stray Stitches
I know, this doll is not my usual style. She was a workshop sample from some time back that I unboxed recently. I decided to give her a revamping - stylewise, and list her on my etsy site. Please check... Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 2012 at Stray Stitches
Putting this dude on sale in my etsy shop! He's pretty cool and looking for a good home! Continue reading
Posted Jun 10, 2012 at Stray Stitches
It was a great time at the Mission Viejo Arts Alive Festival. What an awesome event!! my booth with shopper Johnynne Helm visiting. daughter Gina made me a great sign daughter Gerianne and Anabelle came by, those eyes! Marty was... Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2012 at Stray Stitches
Come see us this weekend at Arts Alive in Mission Viejo. Saturday 12-8, Sunday 12-5! Super fun event in a beautiful setting! Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2012 at Stray Stitches
Poor neglected blog! Is there anybody out there? Hello? Hope so, hope you might come back and visit me here as I am newly committed to posting more. Things have been nutty so far this year with preparations for a... Continue reading
Posted Apr 29, 2012 at Stray Stitches
I made two of these guys this year for gifts. One was for a gift exchange for my local artists group, Orange County Art Makers, at our annual Christmas luncheon. We always have such a great time and this year... Continue reading
Posted Dec 20, 2011 at Stray Stitches
My latest little dollies with lots of holiday flare are now available in my etsy shop. Also if anyone is thinking about a special handmade gift for a certain someone or even for yourself I am taking custom orders and... Continue reading
Posted Nov 25, 2011 at Stray Stitches
It was a few weeks agao but I'm finally getting to upload some pictures. We all had such a wonderful time enjoying Marty's 50th birthday. He wanted to get all his siblings together and go to Catalina Island. This is... Continue reading
Posted Nov 21, 2011 at Stray Stitches
I just uploaded some cute little stocking stuffer items and Christmas gift ideas to my etsy shop. First are some fun resin rings I made using faces from my art dolls. I will be adding many more as I make... Continue reading
Posted Nov 12, 2011 at Stray Stitches
These babies are on their way to Pop Gallery in Santa Fe, New Mexico for the "Pop Love" show running through Dec. Hope they will find nice homes! Continue reading
Posted Oct 20, 2011 at Stray Stitches
Stray Stitches Vol. II by Keely Benkey-Reichman | Make Your Own Book Continue reading
Posted Oct 13, 2011 at Stray Stitches
I made Marty a Grinch doll for our second aniversary, he's a big fan of the green guy! and I got him a couple of good cigars Marty gave me two beautiful pieces of artwork, they're mid-century, glass mosiac We... Continue reading
Posted Oct 12, 2011 at Stray Stitches
Here I am with my work for the Dia de los Muertos show at Cactus Gallery. Check their blog for all the artwork that is available - show runs through Nov. 8th. And now time for some grandma bragging .... Continue reading
Posted Oct 11, 2011 at Stray Stitches
for their 7th annual Dia de los Muertos show, "Muerto en Vida" I'm a late entry so I'm not named on the post card but I will have 4 dolls on display. I'm excited to be included and anxious to... Continue reading
Posted Sep 30, 2011 at Stray Stitches
This is a doll that I just finished for a friend who sent me a couple of sweaters to felt up and use. I think it turned out nicely. Continue reading
Posted Sep 27, 2011 at Stray Stitches
I just finished uploading my newest dolls to my etsy store. I am really happy about how these dolls are turning out, they even have a little story. They are all inhabitants of the Land of Elsewhere. There is a... Continue reading
Posted Sep 17, 2011 at Stray Stitches
I just have a few pictures taken at the Fullerton Art walk at Violet Hour studio. I am hoping to have a few more later, for now I hope you enjoy these. It was a wonderful evening where several old... Continue reading
Posted Aug 13, 2011 at Stray Stitches