Sunday, September 27, 2015

October Class

I love paper.
My father was in advertising 
and he received boxes full of
sample papers at work
which he brought home for me 
when they became outdated.
I adored the stacked sample cards 
of colors and textures
and happily created projects
for hours with just scissors and glue.

I still can cut and paste happily for hours,
so October's class is all about paper
with a few pretty beads thrown in.
Join me?

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Still Here - Still Playing

Brown Paper Packages Class was last weekend
We went from these kits,

to this, in the blink of an eye.

I provide all the supplies needed,
but encourage students to bring special 
items to make their projects
more personal.

I didn't snap a pic of the two big racks of 
ephemera, papers, tapes, ribbons, tags,
tinsels, stamps, inks, etc they also use.

We were all in the living room,
since the late season heat wave
 prevented us using the new garage 
studio space.
Next class hopefully.

I had some samples left over so 
I painted and silver leafed
a branch from my 21 year old tree that
I just had removed, and then hung it above
my sink and draped
more tags and mementos from it.

I will add some teensy battery lights,
 as soon as I remember the
perfect spot where I put them, dang it.

I'm playing in the studio all week
making pumpkins
like these yummy chenilles.

also working on projects for two
 upcoming Gatherings,
and Christmas items for boutique.

I rearranged the studio about a week ago and
I am loving the new lighter, brighter area. 
I removed the curtain that kept the studio hidden.

Floor space remains the same,
 but visually much more open.

I also cleaned and purged 
every single cupboard and drawer!
I now have many empty ones which also 
makes me happy.

All the kids will be here  
quite soon, fitting in a visit,
 in between extremely
busy schedules.