Sunday, July 31, 2016

Linda's Review of Hally Levesque's Wee Winter Whimsies Online Class at Artful Gathering 2016

I've had a delightful time the past few days making the dolls for Hally Levesque's "Wee Winter Whimsies" class in Session 2 of Artful Gathering.

2016 - Hally Levesque - Wee Winter Whimsies - Primitive Folk Art Dolls for the Holidays

Once again, Hally's video's and instructions for painting the faces and characters didn't disappoint. She is an amazing instructor and provided lots of information on the painting of the shelf sitter angel dolls & angel ornaments which I appreciated as the drawing and painting of faces and characters is not my forte.

The class called for making 1 shelf sitter angel doll and 5 angel ornaments. I decided instead to make three shelf sitters and three ornaments as I'm a sucker for shelf sitter dolls. I love them.   Plus, I'm a beginner when it comes to painting faces and characters and knew that painting tiny faces and characters on tiny ornaments was going to be a challenge for me. Well, challenge it was.

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Online Classes Taken

I love taking online arts & crafts classes. I could spend 24/7 just doing this. Unfortunately there are only so many hours in the day. Here's some of the online classes I've bought and taken and my finished pieces:

Artful Gathering 2016 Session 1 - Romantic Rosabella By Hally Levesque

My Tinytopia & The Magic of Little Things Online Class At Artful Gathering by Mary Jane Chadbourne

My Romantic Journey On Canvas Online Class at Artful Gathering by Debby Anderson

 My Bonnets and Beaus: A Regency Doll Project Online Class at Artful Gatherning Taught by Hall Levesque

My Artful Gathering 2014 Session 2 - ART-S2-307 The Imaginarium: Anthologies of an Art Doll with Mary Jane Chadbourne 

My Artful Gathering 2014 Session 1 Finished Project Piece - Let's Go For A Ride

My Mermaid From Judy Johnson's "Lovely Sea Maiden" Class At Artful Gathering 2013 Session 2

Artful Gathering 2013 Session 1 - "Briley The Birdie" Class With Colleen Moody  

Artful Gathering 2012 Session 1 - Pat Winter's Crazy Quilting 101 Class

Craft Kits Bought & Reviewed

Craft Patterns & Kits Bought Reviewed and Made By Linda

I just love crafts, love books about crafts, and LOVE craft patterns and kits. 

Whether it's cross-stitch, punch needle, needle felting, holiday crafts, seasonal crafts, doll making, embellishing, beadwork, applique, mixed media crafts, needlepoint, quilting, sewing, painting, woodcrafts, or wool felt craft patterns and kits - I love them all.

And, if I find a craft pattern or kit that I love - well, I'll buy it and make it.  And, once I have then I'll review it for you and let you know what I think.

Sounds like a bargain to me! 

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Linda's Review Of Hally Levesque's "Romantic Rosabella" Class At Artful Gathering - 2016

I finally finished the art dolls that I was making based upon the Romantic Rosabella online class that I've been taking during the first session of Artful Gathering 2016.

2016 - Hally Levesque - Romantic Rosabella - A Ribbons & Roses Doll Project 

The online class was taught by Hally Levesque who is an exceptional art doll artist, photographer and a bit of a history buff. This was my 2nd class with Hally. Last year I took her Bonnets and Beaus: A Regency Doll Project Online Class and loved it. 

Hally Levesque, is an amazing art doll artist that I greatly admire. She makes the most beautiful historical cloth, primitive folk art, and character original art dolls. If you would like to learn more about Hally her Creative Doll Works website.

For this class I was only going to make 2 dolls but could not decide which color I wanted the base to be so I ended up choosing seven different colors from solid color fabric my sister had given me.

I figured at least one or two of the dolls would come out nicely and was pleasantly surprised when they all did. Even though the dolls are all similar looking they all ended up having their own little personalities. To no surprise most are "Diva's" or at least they think they are.