My friend Jody and I went to Fort Collins, CO the first weekend in August to do a workshop with Lynne Perrella. Lynne's ability to raise creative energy in a group is unrivaled, I think. It was held at the Artist's Nook, a wonderful art store and workshop space in Bellevue, just a few miles outside of Fort Collins. The store and workshop space are located in an old house on a lot filled with wonderful rusty things.
Lynne does a "roundabout" in her workshop, where we all introduce ourselves and talk about where we are on our creative journeys. When it came to be my turn I ended up blurting out that I was making doll clothes. For some reason folks found that interesting, so I talked a bit about Blythe, her history, and the sub-culture that's risen around her. I was pretty surprised. I feel a little sheepish about the whole thing, but it does have me thinking about what does an adult get from playing with dolls....there are a LOT of us!
I just *happened* to have my Blythe doll (Stella) with me on the trip for picture-taking, and Lynne agreed to allow me to take her picture with Stella. (Thank you!!!)Stella and Lynne Perrella at the Artist's Nook in
Bellevue, Colorado on August 2nd, 2008.