Sunday, August 16, 2009

Art Unraveled and Sharing Time with Friends!

Spent last week at FABULOUS Art Unraveled! It was a time for creating where an atmosphere of talent and friendships filled the air. Linda, Chuck, Lori and all the other helpers made this an event to remember.

Started with an evening event for "Meet The Artists". Once the table was ready and the doors opened many friendly faces and smiles greeted me and warmed my heart. Hugs and sharing stories since last we met, students and friends surrounded me enjoying the time to visit and reminiscing on memories of times shared.

The next morning it was time to teach a class on the "Painted Nature Pendent". This was a great beginning for the week of teaching classes. The students were eager to learn, loaded with talent..... anxious to share laughter and fun for the day. Here are the BEAUTIFUL results! WOW! Tracie and I are so proud!

Thursday began relaxing at breakfast followed by a meeting with the INchie Divas so I could give them the journal I had made each of them.

We headed out to do some shopping and ended up at Mystic Paper! What a store!

Kim and Jennifer are terrific! The store is AMAZING!

Around the top of the store are vintage photos of their families. CAPTIVATING! Love this store. If you get to Phoenix it is well worth a trip for shopping.

After dinner it was time for the "Petite Painted Portrait" class. This class was ready to spend the evening creating and showed up to class with a lot of enthusiasm. As the evening progressed we watched these talented artists create a collection of BEAUTIFUL tiny works of art! Look for yourselves!

Friday came and we took the day slow. Didn't have a class until evening so we visited a couple of places in Phoenix then went to have lunch with friends. Visited with friends the rest of the afternoon before getting ready to teach our evening class. As students arrived they were anxious to begin creating and the results of the class speaks for itself. Look at the "Petite Vintage Journals" created by these wonderful artists!

As we hugged students, friends, Linda and all her crew we bid them a fond farewell until next year.

We were leaving quite early on Saturday to return to our midwestern homes.

Sad to be leaving our friends yet excited because my middle son was returning from Afghanistan an hour after Tracie and I would arrive home! The ending to a fun filled week!

Wednesday, August 05, 2009

See My Work At.......

For the past year I have participated in a monthly art collaborative creating a themed piece of artwork. Now our group's work will be on display at the Sixth Street Gallery in Vancouver, WA.

You are invited to view our original pieces as they will be on display for the month of August. Pieces will be sold during the gallery show or after the show at our blog Nature Gathered

Monday, August 03, 2009

Art Unraveled

I will be teaching at Art Unraveled this next week. This will be a fun filled week in Phoenix, AZ hosted by Linda Young.

I hosted an INchie Swap and will be meeting many new friends and renewing friendships with old friends I haven't seen for a while.

Here is a sneak preview of the INchie made by the members of the swap.

Goodies for me from the INchie Divas!!!

AND My Gift to the INchie Divas!!!

There is still room Tracie and my classes so I hope you will join us for a creative fun day at Art Unraveled.

Sunday, August 02, 2009

July Drawing Winner

Patty Wolvington is the winner for the July drawing! Congratulations Patty and THANK YOU for visiting my blog!
I will deliver your journal to you in week or so. Am heading to Art Unraveled for a week but will get the journal to you once I return!

To see how to win a prize on my blog Please click the link on the upper right of the screen. It will detail how to be a winner!