Retirement has such wonderful benefits! Like being able to take classes whenever you feel like it !
I've told you how much I love my friend Colleen and her fabulous shop...THE ARTSY SOUL, in Manahawkin, NJ, and today she had such a great class.
I'm not really into making fairies but I AM into seeing lots of good artsy friends all in one place so I decided to go!
We worked with air dry clay.
Everyone got a kit
More fun than I ever imagined !
we had to mold a face, make hands and feet, make the dolls hat and the face decoration and attach everything to the star body with wire.
then, you work to build up the dolls chest with additional clay and rubber stamp into it.
Colleen showed us everything step by step and then baked all our pieces for a quick dry.
she showed us examples of fairies she's made (L) AND bought (R)...to give us inspiration.
Just the chance to sit and schmooze with my close friend Linda Hahola made the hour trip extra worthwhile
So..lets get bizzie....
and here are some of the pieces as the work progressed....
and my FINISHED fairie....
who I think just might have to become
AN ELF ON A SHELF !!! LOL