ABOUT Artist Bio Denise's mother taught her how to sew when she started the 7th grade. Many years later her mother asked her to attend a doll-making class with her. That was over 30 years ago. Denise creates her Little Sistahs using the female figure for inspiration. She believes are capable, powerful, and strong. The theme of powerful women is evident in her work. Denise writes stories for her Little Sistahs, giving a little insight to the dolls character. Artist Statement For over 30 years I have taken flat pieces of fabric and created 3-dimensional figures, my Little Sistahs. All of my dolls have a story to tell. When she has is wearing her jewelry, and her hair and makeup are done she is ready for her story. We sit down at the computer together, select a name and write her story. Now my Little Sistah is ready for the world. I want people to find something they can relate to when they see my dolls. I want them to realize the beauty and power of women. Denise Roberson.