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Wednesday, June 22, 2016

News from the June Meeting

Here is an example of the latest Anne Klocko designs, as she prepares for her upcoming shows (see calendar below).

Calendar Of Events 

July 21, Thursday, Barbara Willis "Flower Doll" Workshop9 4 P.M., Alameda Education Building, Hayward.

July 21, Thursday, Phoebe Meeting6:30 to 9:15 P.M., Alameda Education Building, Hayward. Bonnie will share her latest fabric surface enrichment techniques, using markers, alcohol inks, and other media to enhance fabric designs. You won't want to miss it!

July 9 and 10, Palo Alto Clay and Glass Festival, Palo Alto Art Center, 1313 Newell Rd. Visit Anne Klocko in Booth 2.

July 23, Petaluma Doll Exhibit, Petaluma Arts Center, 230 Lakeville St., Petaluma, CA 94952. This is a two-month invitation only and juried exhibit, and we are proud to be invited to participate as a club for the second time. Many internationally known doll makers will be exhibiting, as well as conducting workshops and other exciting events. Our own Elinor Peace Bailey, Anne Klocko and Barbara Willis will have a trunk show on Aug. 13, and Christine Shively leads a workshop (see below). Go to for more details.

August 20 and 21 (Saturday and Sunday), Christine Shively "La Demoiselle de Fleur" Doll Workshop, Thursday, Petaluma Arts Center, Petaluma, CA.

Sept. 3,4,5, Kings Mountain Art Fair, 13889 Skyline Blvd (Hwy 35), Woodside. Anne Klocko will be participating in this beautiful event situated in a lovely wooded natural environment.

This Month's Challenge

The challenge for June was to create something with the thread spools Daisy handed out earlier. Harlene definitely met the challenge with this "charming" pincushion.

Next Month's Exchange

Suzanne was so enthusiastic about the July "Blue
Dress" exchange, she finished it early and brought it to the June meeting. So, if you haven't finished yours yet, let Suzanne be your inspiration!

Show and Tell

Here is another of Anne's fabulous creations. Be sure to attend at least one of her shows to see them all. And, you should go early, as she has many followers eager to buy her art.

Bonnie brought one of her latest flat doll wall hangings. Each piece she makes features so many different techniques and details.

Colleen finished this beautiful necklace made up of the yoyos we learned to make in Laurie's recent workshop. What lovely rich colors!

Daisy made this cage doll, which was originally intended to be in a glass dome. Alas, the dome broke, so a slightly different direction was in order.

Mary finished these boy and horse figures after taking another Kate Church workshop very recently. A real success! And, a lot of work, too.

The Kate Church dolls continue to amaze us all. Each one is so unique and professional looking. Above and below are two completed by Sally. We all loved the workshops so much, and obviously learned a lot of new skills as a result.

Below are three striking dolls brought for show and tell. All are created by Marjorie, who is prolific and who has an excellent eye for design, detail, color and costuming.

This one Marjorie made from a Patty Culea pattern. All three are very cute!

Rosie wore some of her original tin art to the meeting, and I just had to take a photo of it. Below is Elizabeth modeling the beautiful necklace she bought from Rosie at the recent Pro Arts East Bay Open Studios show and sale.

While Tani is busily following her passion of lovingly restoring old dolls, she displayed a recent find—a vintage button embellished bag—and suggested it might be one way to make something wonderful out of buttons for the year-long notions challenge.

Sharon's May Window at The Book Shop in Hayward

In May, the Book Shop window was taken over by our very dear Phoebe, Sharon. Thank you, Kelly, for submitting these photos of the display, which included Sharon's oil paintings, dolls, and exquisitely beautiful fabric and paper creations, as well as issues of Somerset that have featured her art.