Saturday, December 11, 2010

Portland Art Collective: Party Time

The Portland Art Collective closed out the year with their annual Christmas party and we had a great turnout for the event. I feel so fortunate to be a member of this talented, warm, and funny group. They are also very much foodies, and our party spread illustrated that.

I've made so many special friends over the past year. Here's a few of them . . .

Of course we had to take a peek at Judi's studio!

After our bellies were full, it was time to do our gift exchange. We had drawn names a couple of months ago and Thursday was the big reveal.

Lots of pretty wrapping.

My gift was something made especially for me by Jill. A doll's head mounted on a votive candle lantern with a cute polka dotted cone hat. Oh my.

Post Script:
Our hostess, Judi, also likes dolls. These are two she made.

Post script two:
I saved the best for last: Steph with her gift, a very personalized mug (shared with Steph's permission!)


Jennifer said...

Wonderful photos! Thank you so much for posting them - a fabulous reminder of the party!

Julia said...

Hi Dayna,
Thanks for joining as a follower of my blog, I love this post reminds me of the lovely Xmas day lunch I had with my art group friends last weekend.
A very Merry Christmas to you and your family!...xx..julia

Tory Brokenshire said...

That was a fun day and nice of Steph to share the photos of her mug and more with the world.