Here are some pictures from the class at AFIC:
Emily Eckel's wonderful w.i.p.
Cody Goodin's fabulous figure almost completed
Kristen Strand-Tibbets great idea taking shape
Hard at work
I wish I had taken more pictures, or at least more that weren't duds!
Here's a picture of The Ladies In Orange at the Hat and Heels banquet - Gypsy Pamela Armas and Peggy from Taos:
The class at Annie Hesse's place in Florida was also terrific - I loved what those gals came up with. When I am teaching, what I really like to do is to create an atmosphere where I can simply pass a baton (an idea; a technique or two) and then watch as the students take the baton and run with it, with bit of help where needed. That happened with both of these classes. It was great.
I had a bit of spare time on this trip, so I spent some of it with my good friend Linda Apple in Columbus. She is a talented painter and she also makes wonderful art dolls usually with a fair dose of quirky humour. Check out her work here: http://applearts.com/We have a lot in common, so we spend time bouncing ideas off each other as we work. Here are some of the pieces I managed to get made in that arty hothouse atmosphere: