Sunday, July 31, 2011

How I Spent my Saturday

(I do realize that this is not the best pic of me, but it is the best pic I have of the outside of Mrs. O'leary's. Please don't judge.)

I got up yesterday morning at 5:30 and was on the road to Wichita by 6:45. I was taking a class at Mrs. Oleary's (a 13 hour class to be exact.) For those mixed media art lovers who have not had the pleasure of visiting Mrs. O'leary's I encourage you to do so. Joni and her husband Mark are 2 of the nicest, most hard working people I have ever met. The class was amazing, crammed full of information and technique. I love working with metal and this class was a necklace pendant sampler with lots of metal components. I actually used a torch, scary I know, but awesome. I cut, punched, soldered, used patina and so much more. Thanks Mark for the 5 hour energy and escorting me to my car to make sure I was safe. Lovely place and even more lovely are the people who make Mrs. Oleary's an amazing place to visit.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Class was a Blast!

I had a great time teaching last night at Paper Crown. I have to say the best moment for me was when I heard one student say " I like it." She was referring to her canvas. It warmed my heart. I won't mention names, but she is way more talented than she gives herself credit for and it just made my night. Everyone's work was amazing! I always enjoy teaching and I always learn something when I teach. I wish all the lovely ladies I know including myself would give themselves a pat on the back and see their true value. Stand back and look at something you have done each day and say " I like it."

Monday, July 4, 2011


I think there are still some spots left in the following classes to be held at the Paper Crown.
Birds of a Feather - Thursday, July 14th at 6:00
Drifting and Dreaming - Saturday July 23rd 11:00-2:00 
This is gonna be a super fun class involving an image transfer from paper to canvas.
Call Cindy at the Paper Crown if you are interested in either of these classes.

Glass Half Full?

This is a picture I took at a winery in Nebraska over the weekend. I will post more later; The good, the bad and the ugly.