I created this piece, although unless it clears a little, I'm going to have to redo when I get home with clearer beeswax.Have you ever been to a scrapbooking crop and pulled out a melting pot, some wax and a Kandi tool? Boy, you gather some spectators FAST!
Saturday, March 21, 2009
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Well on Friday night I taught the UTEE bead class at the Scrapbook Cupboard. I got a few great pictures off during the class, take a peek...
On Saturday, I went down to Johnston, Rhode Island to teach and play at Bella Art. I taught the Metal Embossing Basics class and was happy to take a peek around their store. It's a beautiful space, stuffed with lots and lots of stamps! Marianne was a wonderful hostess. Thank you to all those in class and perhaps you'll see me at Bella Art again someday!
Saturday night I was back at the Scrapbook Cupboard for the Circle Journal Crop. I'm the hostess/teacher for the Circle Journal at the Scrapbook Cupboard. I finally put my journal in. Wreck This! has been started. I think it's going to be a fun one!
Last night I taught my first Copics class. Copics 101. A lot of talking, a lot of knowledge and some play for everyone. I'm really excited about starting the Copic Collection Class next month. The first class is just about sold out and a second (encore class) has been placed on the books. You can find out more information about the Copic Collection here.
On another note... my Sister came over yesterday for Lunch. She's the newly married Mrs. Daley. She brought the wedding photos.
Beautiful. Simply beautiful.
Loads of beautiful photos of her and everyone else. It was wonderful to look through.
The photographer got a great photo of the ring I made for the wedding as well as the Unity Candle. No one else in the family seems to have a good picture of either. So, I took pictures of the pictures to share here. I know that the pictures aren't mine. The pictures were taken by a photographer for Hudson Photography in Easton, MA. I give complete credit to them for taking the photo. I just really wanted to be able to share my creations here and silly me, forgot to take my own photos.
So, that being said... here they are... - sorry, you'll have to tilt your head for some of them. I really should have had them upright but I didn't want to loose anymore of the resolution...
I'm getting my things together to go away for the weekend. A long weekend away with some of my good friends. I can't wait, I need a little break.
Friday, March 13, 2009
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
Friday, March 6, 2009
Tuesday, March 3, 2009
I was busy making kits today. Kits for my upcoming classes. I've got a very busy weekend ahead of me and I'm a little afraid. No, not the teaching part. I can emboss metal in my sleep and I'm sure I could teach people how to do it while snoozing too. ...but I'm a little afraid because everyone in my house has had the stomach bug within the last 4 days except me. Maybe it'll pass right over me??? Please!! I feel a little like a ticking time bomb, waiting to go off. I shouldn't think about it. I'm going to get plenty of rest, lots of fluids and pray. Pray that I'm skipped this time around.
So anyhow, I've been cutting metal all day or making samples for next Friday's "Friday Feature - UTEE Beads" at the Scrapbook Cupboard. For only $10 I'll provide the materials and the know how and you can try your hand at - and then practice - making 3 different types of beads.
Now, I'm not a jewelry maker. But I know a thing or two about the melting pot and UTEE, so I put these together. In real life, these colors do look better together. I guess my lighting was all wrong.
But before next Friday, I have lots of other classes coming up. March is a busy month for me.
Let's see...On Friday, I'll be teaching Metal Embossing Basics 1 at the Scrapbook Cupboard. Then on Saturday, I'm heading back up to Ink About It for a sold out Metal Emboss Basics 1 and then the Mirrored Metal class (there's still a few spots I think!). On Sunday, I'm back at the Scrapbook Cupboard for Metal Magenta Cards (which is almost full - one or two spots maybe?) and then that evening, I'm teaching a private class. Next Tuesday, the 10th, I'll be at Blue Hills Regional School for the Metal Bookbinding Class. Whew! And even after the UTEE Beading class, I'm still going, going, going... I'll be heading down to Bella Art on Saturday, the 14th for the day for two classes.
And it doesn't end there...
I'm having a ton of fun. I get to meet lots of new people. I thoroughly enjoy the process of teaching and watching people learn. I love when they have that "Ah-ha!" moment. That's what is rewarding to me. I try to always ask after each class, "Did you learn something new?" Because that's my goal. To bring something to each of my students that they didn't have before. Often in class people ask if they can do something totally different than my example. My answer is YES! I'm just here to show you and teach you how it's done. I'm here to inspire, give your creative process with a jumping point. And if you jump and fall, I'm there to help you back up.
But I sure do love when students fly!
That's Ink About It in Westford, MA. I taught the Metal Embossing Basics 1 class for 13 enthusiastic students. Only a few had touched metal before so they were all newbies. Yah!
We had fun embossing, debossing, puffing, rubbing, sanding, spackling, stamping, cuttlebugging, wheeling, refining, buying and laughing! In two hours we completed 8 technique tags. It was a great time. I had a blast! So much fun, I think I'll do it again soon! (like maybe Saturday?!)
Thank you to everyone who came to class! You made it fun! I appreciate that you gave me a chance and let me come show you the ins and outs of metal embossing. I look forward to doing it again soon!
Monday, March 2, 2009
Thank you, Rebecca! I love it!!
And the other day I was given a special blog award! Penny sent me this award...
The Premio Dardos award acknowledges the values that every blogger shows in their effort to transmit cultural, ethical, literary, and personal values every day.The rules are:1) Accept the award, post it on your blog together with the name of the person that has granted the award and his or her blog link.2) Pass the award to another 15 blogs that are worthy of this acknowledgment. -
How am I suppose to choose 15 blogs? There are so many out there. So, if you feel that your blog fits the criteria of this award, it's yours! Let me know as a comment and I'll post a link to you blog here.