Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Beaded Faces from Annie Hesse's class

Well, it has been a long time since the last post, due to the icky flu and other life complications, like trying to do homework for upcoming doll classes, and there are probably other things I should post first, but... we have fabulous pictures from our Annie Hesse workshop this weekend!

faces by Julie G., Bonnie, and Lynn
We just had Annie here for a 2-day workshop, and everybody finished the beaded face in class (although there may have been some midnight oil burning too!).  Most of us also got most if not all of the doll finished as well.

faces by Leslie, Martha, and Andrea
Annie taught a seated variation of her Spirit Walker doll; the doll is named Garden Party and has wonderfully extravagant ribbon skirts!  She had nice patterns printed up for us, but they are not up on her website yet.

faces by Nita and Liz
Many of the dolls were still armless at picture time, but Ann R. got her doll's arms attached in time to hold Barbara's beautiful-but-bodiless face for the group portrait!

faces by Mary Jane, Ann R., and Barbara
Annie was a great teacher, and we all had a really wonderful time with her!  She had traveled directly from teaching her Raggedy doll in Detroit (we should have asked her the name of the group there) to teaching in Indianapolis.  Even doing two different dolls in two cities in 5 days, she was totally organized.  AND, she remembered every person who had been in a class with her before, and asked about family members and projects and was just super to hang out with.


Dulce Dreamz said...

enjoyed your site, thank you for so much inspiration! Im a newcomer to soft sculptured dolls but have been making dolls since I was 8 or 9yrs old. I love making dolls and have just recently found myself with a lot of time on my hands. :D Dulce @ funk-e-fragmentz.blogspot.com

Mrs. Art Doll Maker said...

Wow! These are spectacular! Great work!

Connie said...

I know I'm late on this post. But I have to say THESE DOLLS ARE SO BEAUTIFUL. I would love to see pics of them competely finished. Love Love the beaded faces.