Saturday, August 8, 2009

Art Fiber Fest Bye Bye.....Doll Class

"Reenie Hanlin" Material Whirled Yarns
gave a wonderful demo at Art Fiber Fest.
She is my new friend ...we have art play dates at her home once a month. She took my class at Art Fiber Fest in June. She took such good care of me as a friend and mommy while I was teaching. I am so thankful for her.
Teesha Moore was such a wonderful Host....Reed College in Portland Oregon was so beautiful.
In all the business sometimes meals where forgotten...my camer died at Art Fiber Fest and I had to run out to try and solve the problem...Reenie provided me with her breakfast Muffin...left in her purse all day....I ate it crumbling over her dorm trash can!
I taught swimming in the summers in the 70's at Reed...I always felt like I was in the days of the Tudors...such a lovely campus...
Reeni let me use her camera for these shots...some are by her some by me... Reenie's elf doll.
Gargoyles to inspire..our faces
A wonderful face by Janet Wilson my only beginning student...she did a great job...and bought a painting of mine at vendor night!!!



I had 6 students....5 were veteran doll makers and professional teachers!!!
Clarissa Callesen
Please click above to see her amazing art and ceramic dolls!!!
But fortunately for me....they didn't know how to use Paper Clay....


Anita Webster's Doll in my class..


The famous and wonderful Ty and Maricia Schultz...they were a really hoot in class...They teach at Art and Soul and Artfest.

I worked had on Marcia to make a girlie girl doll....she let me infulence her....a little...flower on the dress under the skulls...flowers on the wire's coming out of her head....and smeared lipstick...so fun...my first adult class don't you know...I learned a thing or two! Next I will be teaching at Art and Soul in Oct. Click her to see!



My new friend Ruth Rae...she is such a doll we had fun at garage sales. I showed her around Portland.
Good bye sweet Art Fiber Fest....Teesha Moore had a garage sale of her supplies....and in a poetic way decided a month after to not have any Art Fiber Fest's retreats anymore...so sad...it was my first and last...but I am so thankful for it and I thank you Teesha for having me to teach!!!

7 comments:

Sherry Goodloe said...

Love ALL the dolls. Really fond of what Ty created!

Meri said...

Looks like fun -- your "students" were masters.

spindelmaker said...

Oh, this looks like so much fun!!! It feels so bad to have missed it :-(

Mo'a said...

It is fun to see how different each doll turned out. That is a mark of a good teacher :)

Amy said...

How wonderful! It's too bad that there won't be another Art Fiber Fest, but it's great that you got to participate in this one. The dolls are so creative!

Kimmie said...

Hi Deirda....do you have a place where you teach online courses? Looks like fun!

Kimmie

Dawn said...

Wonderful pics, what a shame you are not doing any more -it always amazes me how many retreats etc there are in the States - there are so few here in England boohoo