town teaching for this auspicious event.
a good teacher with passion and panache?
Tim has it all.
Nothing is better than an engaging, enthusiastic,
Great class Tim!
Here are a few class pics and completed project.
Also… Lesley and I both won prizes… unheard of… its a never…
but on this day two fantastic prize bags came our way.
First part of class.
Working thru lunch… Table partners… Joy & Barbara..a pure pleasure.
Lesley’s completed box….
..After Tim’s class…. we had a day of quick lazy rest.
pulling “foxtails” out of paws.
clean house, and “doggie doctor”.
We have a huge foxtail infestation outside.
The dogs are having huge problems…
So in between kit making and all…
I will be “doggie doctor”.
So in between pouring resin…
I will roll on the floor with the dogs..
Check paws for foxtails and then tape up
little baby socks on them.
Its a fun game playing “doggie doctor”…
They like to run, hide, and bite me.
Prepping for class tonight…
Its the last of our Wednesday night technique classes that
we will teach at Frenzy Stamper.
Resins & Glazes.
Tonight we will cover everything from UV resins,
two part resins, glossy accents,
lacquers, enamel resins, and UTEE.
If you have a passion for jewelry making
this class is for you.
Also prepping for this upcoming Saturday’s big class day at Frenzy Stamper.
In the morning we will be teaching a pendant and tag making class.
Here are a few examples…
Then in the afternoon we will be teaching our
last beeswax collage class for the summer.
( Of course we always say that… but I think this time its true)
We are doing an ephemera and hardware filled- hinged beeswax collage piece
inspired by Alice in Wonderland and with a touch of rust and steampunk.
We call it “Wonderland”.
As always all supplies will be provided in both classes.
Feel free to bring your favorite scissors…
Any ephemera and images that you desire..
and a desire to create.
Just for the morning.…
This week we have put in more than our time…
Many fifteen hour days…with work….
This morning we decided to sleep in….
Hide from the world…
But you know the reality of this one… you can only hide for so long…
They will always find you.
But we needed it..
Plus allergies are bad here…
But good news…. Tomorrow is beeswax madness!
Tomorrow… after Lesley and I get done
visiting the 2010 CK Scrapbook Convention.
We are headed to Paper Vineyard for a day of beeswax.
First we are teaching a beeswax technique class, where you
will learn all the basics plus some advanced techniques.
an open lab with all of our tools and pots
plus tons of goodies.
If you can make it… would love to see ya…
Have a great weekend everyone!
at Frenzy Stamper in Scottsdale.
Then next Saturday we can be found
at Paper Vineyard in Chandler.
We will be teaching
a specialized beeswax technique class.
Followed with a beeswax scrap and lab.
Here is a peek at the” technique “board that everyone will create.
Last Wednesday night we taught
our third Ranger Ink technique class at Frenzy Stamper.
It was all about ” Alcohol Inks”.
We had a great crowd and lots of laughs.
A real big “Thanks” to Deb!
Here are a few pics to share…
Still working on the new changes…
New blog and new website coming soon.
Not enough hours in the day.
Wanted to touch base.
Been working on lots of new classes and goodies.
Tonight we kick off a “Ranger Technique Series” at
Frenzy Stamper here in Scottsdale.
The Ranger technique series will be offered
every other Wednesday at Frenzy Stamper.
It is our hope that once we fully
share the “Ranger” library of techniques,
that we will then move into Altered Art methods.
Such as… image transfers, glazes, resins and gels, etc.
Every time a different topic.
Tonight is all about “Distress Ink”.
Everyone in attendance will be creating a tag book filled
with several inspiring techniques.
We will also be playing with Tim’s new colors…
Wild Honey is my new favorite.
Class is 6-8pm.
The next class will be on Wednesday March 24 , 6-8pm.
The technique: UTEE- Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel
Below is a sneak peek at the sample board.
Also wanted to mention that a good friend
of mine has opened a new Blog/Store.
Many of the local folk might know of whom I speak.
If your ever looking for those hard to find creative pieces of curio.
The real deal.
This will be the place to find them.
Good luck “Altered Art Attic!“
Talk with you all soon.
I take comfort in the eighties.
Thompson Twins, Breakfast Club, Depeche Mode, Ferris, Sixteen Candles,
big hair, Dallas, pegged and rolled jeans, early U2, a touch of punk,
Valley Girl, Duran Duran, Solid Gold.
The list can go on and on…
I need it this morning.
I need a relaxing moment of calm.
December is upon us.
It has hit fast and furious.
Lesley’s mom has had a kidney transplant this week.
(So far so good)
The family biz has been cranking away.
Holiday youth camps have been planned out.
Holiday orders and goodies have been in full swing.
Thanksgiving has been cleaned and settled.
Xmas is getting set up.
CHA pieces are being created.
Gifts for family and friends are being produced, found, and hunted.
Home essentials are seeking attention this month
the water heater, the dryer, the water pipes.
Computer fix it jobs are keeping me on my toes.
Freelance design has been found where it can.
The nights have gotten longer.
The weather has finally turned colder.
My immune system has been bombarded.
Working with kids… I get coughed on, wiped on, cried on,
spewed upon, groped, kicked, hugged, and glued.
Why do I love teaching?
Besides being an inspiration, sharing, and creating.
I love organized chaos.
Plus -you never have the same day.
Also I love snack time.
I like snack.
Two of my favorite words… snack… and lunch…
Kids also make me laugh.
Its always changing.
Never a boring moment.
With all that.
We have decided to take some time off for awhile.
We need to get caught up on a few things.
We have decided to spend the next month or two
centering on family and friends.
The studio will be staying busy!
But we have decided to cut back on adult teaching for the next month or two.
We have several new projects in the making, techniques to share,
and several tech/ web related ideas that we want to get started on.
Also a few artistic Holiday gatherings to plan.
So we will only be teaching once this month.
At Frenzy Stamper in Scottsdale.
We will be teaching our last beeswax collage class for the year.
The theme is “Romantic Twenties”.
From Paris to New York.
Music halls, flappers, silent film starlets, and showgirls.
If you are an advanced student and you would
like to fuse your own images so that you
can create a special gift in this class. Just send me your own
photos via email and I will prepare your images.
One of Saturday’s class samples… Thanks everyone for reading. I’m off to bounce over to Tim’s blog for a peek at today’s tag.