Saturday, January 24, 2009

Happy Birthday Robin! - Mclean Arts Talk

Happy Birthday Sis! Robin and her family came over last night so we would watch my nieces while Robin & Glenn went out to celebrate my baby sister's --th birthday. I was about to fill in the number and then wondered if she cares so I won't! It's so nice to be able to share holidays (and cake!) because for the longest time we lived 2000 miles apart!

My culinary trained hubby makes the world's best frosting as you can tell my niece's empty plate!
I overcame my distinct fear of public speaking yesterday and spoke to the members of the Mclean Arts Society and talked to them about my doll making and design. It was quite delightful. The members had lots of questions about the actual construction of the dolls and made many insightful comments. All in all a VERY pleasant experience for someone who gets sweaty talking to more than six people!

Here are the reference links that I promised to post: is the link for Susanna Oroyan's book. is Patti Medaris Culea's website. is Elinor Peace Bailey's online journal. is the National Institute of American Doll Artists web site. Their next conference is Sept 8th through the 13th. is the lovely magazine full of inspirational dolls and their makers. Hope this information helps all of those that are tempted to give this a try!
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