Sunday, April 22, 2012

Neptune Doll club Meeting

               Evey third Friday of the Month a group of Doll makers meet at the Neptune Library . I have to admit that  I don't make every meeting , it is quite a haul for me and depending on the traffic can take me up to 2 hrs to drive there .but believe me  it is always worth the Trip .               
              This month Stephanie Novatski Brought in her Home made Photo booth or light box what ever you want to call it , it was Cool .. I must make one for my self . Every one brought a doll with them so we could take some photos .
                                here are a few photos I snapped
The dolls in this Photo were Created By Colleen Athens  her beautiful bunny and
a most glamorous Fox
Stephanie took many more photos of the dolls , adjusting the shutter speed and lighting too . My camera is new to me so I haven't learned how to do all the fancy stuff yet. so As you can see I'm leaning over her shoulder  snapping away .... 
A Close up of Colleen Athens dolls  Oh the Detail  her Dolls have

This is Marion  a Prim style doll i made a a while ago  on a vintage doll Bed

I zoomed in just a little

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Mermaids Workshop At Anne's House

       Oh how time flies  .. Its been over a month since  My trip to Florida. What can I say  Life has been good , I have had tuns of Creative Energy this year ,work is good and My Darling Grand Daughter  keeps me smiling  it seems I just don't have time to Blog ..
         I went to Florida with My Friend Colleen Athens  Back in Early March ...We stayed at My Brother in laws Hans's Home the first 48 hrs . We Did some  hobby lobby shopping , we even went to the beach and Colleen Got to meet My crazy Florida Family at a little get together for my sister husband Jay , He was home on leave from Afghanistan .

                                OK  I know lets get to the workshop !!!

      .Colleen was teaching her New Mermaid doll At Anne Hesse home studio . So On the third day we drove to Lake Mary and made the la Quinta Hotel our Home for the next 5 Days 
      The night We arrived  Anne and the other Ladies met us for a get to know you meal , as it turned out  I had met two of the women  in Kentucky at MMM a couple years ago and Debby is an old friend from Doll club here in NJ ..It is always  good to make new friends and spend time with old friends Too . On the first day of the workshop Anne gave each one of us a beautiful  Beaded bracelet that she made, how cool is that ! It has inspired me to learn how to bead ! but that is for another Blog .. Anne is a Talented and generous lady I'm so happy to know her .
                          "  Here are a few photos from the workshop "

Colleen Athens

        I should have taken some photos of the finished Dolls But I forgot my camera at the hotel the last day ... Colleen and I  still Had another day in the Lake Mary area  after the workshop we made plans to meet Anne at the place Called " Space Craft " after a little treasure hunting there we went to a cute bead shop, Then Anne treated us to  Lunch at the cheese cake factory , needless to say it was a yummy meal.
     Another Fun Trip comes to an end  Colleen heads home and My Sister comes to get me ..


 the Ladies are working away
Jill and Sally