Saturday, 24 August 2013

day 3 Dolls in the Attic

What a beautiful day today, making a beautiful doll with Patti

It was a relaxing day and we were able to take it a bit slower.

an evening relax with friends was in order afterwards and a walk along the beach was a delight.

Tonight we dine at Gloria's home with our doll club members which we're all really looking forward to.

until tomorrow. enjoy Ann

Location:Anuuka Resort Coffs Harbour

Friday, 23 August 2013

Day 3 Dolls in the Attic continued

I just love these photos

it is a beautiful part of the world.

life is precious enjoy Ann

Location:Anuuka Beach Resort Coffs Harbour

day 3 Dolls in the Attic

A blue day today

a morning walk along the beach

my paper doll from Betts Vidal's class. what a beautiful day

a beautiful sunset

classmates and wonderful dollmakers
Jenny, Betts, Sanya, Heidi, Narelle, Sharon, Marjorie with Jo and I in front

I am in awe of it all

have fun Ann

Location:Anuuka Resort Coffs Harbour

Thursday, 22 August 2013

Day 2 Dolls in the Attic

Wow an amazing day with Barbara Willis today:

delightful dolls and delightful colour. A walk along the beach at lunch time.

Diggers Beach is beautiful. It is deserted pretty much at this time of year so Jo and I had the beach to ourselves.

We talked about what it would be like to feel sand through your toes for the first time. how easy it is to forget these simple pleasures.

here is a banyon tree growing along the beach.

and here we all are after class - a lovely group of ladies and great dollmakers

our project today was to work on Barbara's amoire and doll. I bought one of her dolls at the tutor's bazarre last night so I have a lovely momento of the week and especially Barbara. Here is a teaser of the project. The doll l bought is this gal's sister and just as beautiful.

We are truly blessed to have this opportunity with 5 amazing and very generous tutors.

have fun. My wish would be for everyone to have the opportunity to share a wonderful time with like minded souls at least once in their lilfe.

enjoy! cheers Annie

Location:Anuuka Beach Resort Coffs Harbour

Wednesday, 21 August 2013

Day 1 of the Dolls in the Attic Symposium

What an amazing day. Jo and I travelled by car up to Coffs Harbour for 5 days of fun and friviolity with like minded souls. We are so very lucky.

My day started finding this quote: "Clean out a corner of your mind and creativity will certainly fill it" by Dee Hock. how very true and now I am on holiday I can feel this happening.

It was a lovely trip. it took us 8 hours to get here but it went so quick. We picked strawberries at Riccardoes at Port Macquarie and met up with shannon, connie and jackie for lunch.

We arrived at Anuuka around 5.30 to be greeted by Gloria and our lovely tutors who have really excelled themselves with this amazing project. 2 pages and a doll each to the theme Dolls in the Attic. it was great to hear their attic stories and the reveal was a wow moment. did I say we are very lucky. And dessert and coffee at fins just topped the day off.

I met up with lots of friends not seen for a long time. it was a fun night and about to be a fun 6 days.

and to top even the dessert an amazing moonrise over Diggers Beach.

till tomorrow... hugs Ann

Location:Anuuka Beach Resort Coffs Harbour