Friday, February 26, 2010

Prisma pencil colored note cards

Join us at 1PM on Saturday, March 6th to make a set of 6 Artful Illusions note-cards.  Elaine will show you a variety of coloring techniques using the Prisma pencils.

On the road again... Off for Adorn Me classes

I've been packing up tools and supplies, checking and rechecking my many lists.  I suppose I should really take time to pack things like clothes and a toothbrush as well.   Bonnie and I leave early Sunday morning for the Adorn Me jewelry Expo and classes in Houston.   Be sure to check back to see my postings of our journey over the next 10 days. 

Monday, February 22, 2010

We just heard that we will be teaching 3 classes at StampAway (Cincinnati, OH) this coming August.  Their classes registration usually comes out in the Spring.   If you're attending the show or live in the area and are interested in the classes, check out their web site -  If you are local (Wichita, KS.) or in the Dallas TX. area contact us for details of these classes in those location.  

We were also lucky enough to have our artwork chosen of the StampAway logo for this year's convention.    

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Open Workshop 2-18

We had an open metals workshop last evening at the store.  Can you believe that the materials cost of these bracelets range from $1-$7.  I am always totally amazed at the designs that are created.  Not to mention the best social time to be had.

I have to tell you about the earrings.  My wonderful husband (and he really is!) surprised me on Valentine's morning with these earring that he made all by himself.  The girls said he was in the workroom for hours working away trying to figure how to use all the tools.  He cut out the hearts, textured and patinaed them, made his own headpins and even figured out how to do the wire wrapping.  Aren't I a lucky girl.  Cost of goods, $3 - Cost of the gift, PRICELESS!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Artful Dominos

I just can't tell you how much fun everyone is having with the dominos.  It's like I handed a kindergartner a giant coloring book and a new box of 64 crayons.  

the altered heart necklace

Check out the wonderful necklaces that were made in this metals class.  Some of these were made by ladies that had never worked with the metals or tools before.  I was sooo impressed.  

Monday, February 15, 2010

Valentine's Day

Welcome to my new blog.  As we travel around the country showing and teaching art we have had our share of interesting adventures and near disasters.   We have also made the most wonderful friends and discovered a variety of interesting places that we never knew existed throughout our country.  Join us as we share with you the happenings of our adventures near and far.

Yesterday we traveled to take our Grandpuppy Obi back to son Travis who was in Lawrence with his sweetie to attend the KU basketball game.  As you will learn, we are all avid KU fans.  He had just proposed to Brooke on Friday so they were celebrating and enjoying their first Valentine's Day with a ring on her finger.  We decided to make a quick (or so we thought) stop in KC to pick up a couple of things.  Traveling on I70 we came to an abrupt stop.  We were one of the lucky one's as we were a few minutes behind the occurrence of a chain of 100 cars that had just crashed throughout the area.  We sat parked on the highway for almost 3 hours.  Luckily I had my laptop and internet access.  I could check on the news of the event and also get a bit of work done.  But not so lucky was the fact that there was no restroom to be had.  Mark and I both had to grit our teeth.  But seriously, it is by the grace of God that no one was killed.  The blinding snow just came all at once.  One minute the road was mostly clear and the next you were in a complete white out.  We were happy to pull into home last night even if it was much later than planned.