here's how I got started...

here's how I got started...
a 20 minute podcast by Crazy BeYOUtiful

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Phew.....what a weekend!

ABSOLUTELY EVERYTHING is the perfect name for this store...
It has...absolutely everything!!! I shopped & came home with some VERY fun finds. Stamps, books, papers & WAYYY cool ephemera. I can't wait to take some time to play.

I did 4 classes in 2 days & met lots of fun new arty friends. Kate even took the time to show me how to solder. YIPPEE...that was really a treat!

I took my camera & actually USED it this time. Here's a photo of some of the gals in the fragments class. Each brought their own paper scraps to use and each created a unique masterpiece! At the end of the class we had "show & tell" just to give everyone more inspiration. This class is PURE fun.

Here's shy KATE (and a few friends in the background). She's the store mom! She has THE CUTEST and sweetest dog in the whole world and a GREAT store too.

And, as per TRADITION...I made wall art for Kate's classroom. I wanted my art to stay with my style...and this is my creation. LOTS of grungy stuff, Maya Road chipboard letters & numbers, crackle paint, distress inks and dots. This was fun. The photo is NOT the best...the flowers are broken china...I hope you can get the idea...

Luckily, Robin saved me the perfect spot right next to her.

That's the short version of the story... This old art chick is TIRED!

THANKS KATE & staff for a wonderful weekend. Thanks to ALL who attended my classes. You guys are sooooooooo fun, sweet & talented. Once again...THANKS so much!

Hmmmm......I got invited to teach again in November. Tell me what kind of classes you'd like. I aim to please.

I'll be back tomorrow & we'll draw the winner we talked about last week. Leave a comment here & we'll add your name to the hat.

AND..make sure you come back....we'll have more guest artists this week. Now that email is working (for the moment) I got some scans from the gals who won the Stampers Anonymous drawing & Shari's Layers book.

You'll like what you see.............that's a promise!


Linda M. Cain said...

Looks like a great time was had by all!!! That's what we're all about! RIGHT?????

Ruby Craft said...

Your wall art is beautiful. I love the colors and the butterflies are so playful.

C. Sage Deerborn said...

You are one busy lady.

D's Paper Studio said...

Welcome back. I know you had a blast. I'm working hard to see if I can get you closer to where I'm at so I can come to a class.

I can't wait to see some more creations. And I'm glad now I went first....I just know........... But I really can hardly wait to see.

DeeDee said...

Loving your wall art. :) Yay for email being back up.


wow the class sure does look fun.. the wall art looks great ...the guest dt sounds cool

have a great arty weekend

marlis said...

This site is such great inspiration. I check it each morning so that I have ideas floating in my head while I work. the wall art is gorgeous!

Robin Beam said...

Miss Wendy:

Your beautiful flower garden almost puts my Kate's Neighborhood to shame (note I said almost!) Isn't she the bestest!

Inky Hugs,