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.
Our hostess, Judi, also likes dolls. These are two she made.
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I saved the best for last: Steph with her gift, a very personalized mug (shared with Steph's permission!)