Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Our wine theme meeting in June

Our June meeting of Reining Dolls and Bears was held at Roxanne's house and winery. WRoxanne extended her home and hospitality to all of us, and what a beautiful home and grounds she has! A view from every window in her lovely hisside home overlooking Hillsboro, Oregon. We were wined and dined and got a tour of the winery by her very accomodating hubby Ed. The wine theme dolls and IW dolls were displayed around the large dining room where we were served lunch ala Roxanne. Her upstaris studio is so organized and clutter free, with natural light and ample space to display her dolls.

We also brought our Izannah Walker style dolls that we are working on for a project. Some of us had finished dolls, others brought their DIPs to share.

My wine theme doll pictures did not turn out well as there was a large window lighting the background, and my camera did not like that at all. but Idid get some winery pics, lol, and some of the IW dolls and DIPs.

Altered Astrid stump doll workshop

In May I held a one on one workshop here at my studio in Rainier, Oregon. rosie was an RV traveler from San Diego area who was going to be coming up the Oregon coast, so we scheduled a class for her. We had a fun filled 3 days where we covered a variety of technques including making and painting the mask, using an armature and making tiny articulated hands, wire wrapping, use of Apoxy sculpt on art dolls, pryo enhanced techniqes for embellishing, free motion embroidery, and more! Rosie left with a completed doll she was very happy with!