Archive for August 20th, 2007

Geelong

Monday, August 20th, 2007

Geelong was my next stop. I love spending time with the Trolly Dolly’s. My hosts, Ray and Kerri, took me to see the surf beaches one morning. It is almost Spring here, but still chilly. I love colder weather.
Raykerribeach
After the workshop on Sunday, Ray and Kerri took me on a delightful walk along the boardwalk in Geelong to see the Bollards Jan Mitchel has made.
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Along the boardwalk we looked into the bay and saw many jellyfish. Sea horses live there, too, but we didn’t see any.

Geelongjellyfish

Dessertpolice

Did you know that the Trolly Dolly’s have Dessert Police? Here’s Debbie and Fay making sure we all get just one Jelly Cake.

It was hard leaving this fun group.

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Hunter Valley & dolls

Monday, August 20th, 2007

After my workshops in Hamilton, Gloria took me to the Hunter Valley. This is the wine country of New South Wales. It is beautiful. We went to a wonderful garden, then had afternoon tea in a delightful setting. The perfect ending to a truly perfect week.
Winecountrygardens

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As I travel, I love seeing the dolls and other wonderful art people are making. Here are a few samples:

Wilmasdoll
Wilma’s doll. Do check out the stump the doll is sitting on.
Trollydollydolls
The Trolly Dolly’s shared dolls made from my last workshop there, plus some from Pam Grose’s workshop. Fabulous dolls.

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Aren’t they magnificent?