Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Workshop with Christine Shively

It's been a while since I have written on my blog. It has also been a while since I completed a doll. After coming back from Denver in August I worked on my "Challenge of the Gypsy" doll for the Houston quilt show. I believe that starts next week. When the show is over I will show a picture of that doll.
After she was sent off to Houston, I was doing my pre-work for my workshop with Christine Shively. Our doll club, Time For Dolls, brought Christine in for a weekend. I was lucky enough to have Christine stay with me, she is such a lovely woman. We had such great talks, some about doll making and some about her life and her family, especially her nephew Alex. He sounds like a real character and a total delight!
Well, I don't have a doll that is even close to finished to show you, not sure when the doll will be finished but I can show you a picture of Christine's doll! Isn't she lovely?
 I am making mine in black, white and gold. She will have a white painted face and have a theatrical look.

This is an example of how the face can be painted.

It was a great workshop and everyone had a great time. I can't wait to see everyone's completed doll - especially mine.
Christine is a great teacher and her creativity is amazing. My husband and I totally enjoyed her company.