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Thursday, August 8, 2013

August News

Stephanie brought her sculpted doll head to the July meeting.
She and Pame both took the Ankie Daanon workshop at NIADA.
The head is paperclay over a Styrofoam heart-shaped base.

Calendar of Events 2013

August 15, Phoebe Meeting, 6:30 P.M., Alameda County Education Building, Hayward. Rosie will be conducting a "make it and take it" hands-on activity. The theme of the challenge and exchange is "fish or fishy stuff." Bring 5 theme buttons to exchange and make something for yourself, too.

September 19, Phoebe Meeting, 6:30 P.M., Alameda County Education Building, Hayward. Judy will be in charge of the "make it and take it." The button theme will be "autumn colors." Bring your tools and your nametag.

July Show and Tell
This is the paperclay head Pame sculpted. Both Stephanie
and Pame did a fabulous job of sculpting at their workshop.

Sally brought some examples of her latest watercolor art.
Her gift of whimsy and humor are clearly evident in her work.

Here is another of Sally's paintings.

Sally is having her paintings printed on greeting cards,
which she will be selling in the booth she will share with
Barbara and Betts at a show in Australia soon.
All three will be exhibiting and conducting classes.

Mary also took a class at the recent NIADA convention...
E.J. Taylor's costuming workshop. Mary first made the
mannequin, then drafted the pattern for her period
clothing— the man's coat shown here.

Mary brought her Stephanie Blythe porcelain doll in an abalone shell.
All attendees of the NAIDA conference went home with one.

Zanaib has been going crazy folding book pages
and has ended up with some wondrous altered book creations.

Bonnie brought examples of her many techniques for creating embellishments.
She will cover these and more in her doll-making class on August 1.

Stephanie brought her latest cloth doll creation.
Her dolls are always so cute.

Sharon is busy creating items to sell at her three upcoming craft shows.
Here are examples of her beautiful work
and her love of all things French.