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Rummi dolls by Art That Moves

Rummi Dolls by Art That Moves

Christine Pensa’s shop on Etsy has a cohesive clean and crisp look to it. Stark white contrasts with bold black, her printed lines defined by sureness and strength. Her work with children shines through along with her passion for the feminine mystique. Many of her products are functional, transforming the utilitarian jobs of a kitchen towel or a bread bag into an act of beauty. Others are whimsical, like her movable paper dolls:

Frida Kahlo, Emily Carr, Georgia O'Keeffe Paper Art Dolls

Frida Kahlo, Emily Carr, Georgia O’Keeffe Paper Art Dolls

Christine came to her art after a successful career working in Canadian politics. An art course opened her world in new ways where she was able to explore and express spirituality, a sense of humor, and joy through her designs. Her by-line is “OM for your home”, conjuring images of peace and stability. Art That Moves, her business name, could mean many things: the jointed paper dolls, for example, or the home textiles that move from one place to another: to the table, from a couch to a chair, from a basket to a peg… A hand carrying, placing, wiping, using…  moving that object around. But, my thinking is that Christine would like her work to move YOU in some way: to bring you peace, joy, serenity…

Screen printed pillows by Art That Moves

Screen printed pillows by Art That Moves

Christine joined TAFA in March of 2013 and has been a joy! She is upbeat, fun and helpful. You will do well by connecting with her, too! Visit Christine and Art That Moves on her TAFA profile where you will find her links on the web and more about her:

Art That Moves on TAFA

Visit her Etsy shop and bring something that moves you to your home!



I've been working with the arts and craft world in many capacities since 1988. Handmade textiles have been my core focus since launching TAFA in 2010.

My hope is to contribute to the economic development potential the arts bring to the world, along with the intrinsic beauty shown in the work. May the world become a friendlier place for artists and nature!

Arrived in Kentucky after a childhood in Brazil, college in Minnesota and 20 years in Chicago. It's been a ride!

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    Christine, Especially love your paper and Rummi dolls.
    They are so terrific!

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