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.
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.
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving everyone!
We give thanks to our families & friends.
Here are a few images we put together for ya.Enjoy all!
Have a great weekend.
Be back soon…
as of things crawling on one’s skin: a creepy feeling; a creepy story.
A sensation that makes the hairs
on the back of your neck stand up.
I just got done reading a handful of books.
My favorites of these-all have a huge touch of creepy.
The most recent of these reads.
Were two of the three Scandinavian thrillers from Steig Larson.
Love these books.
I like it when creepy visits but doesn’t last.
I actually meant to throw this post up months ago.
More of an October story.
But I think about it all the time….
If you have ever rented a home or two…
You know that sometimes you inherit a little creepy.
Renters leave things behind.
Sometimes treasures can be found…but most often- not.
I once rented a place where the renters before forget to
pack up an entire alcohol cabinet.
That was a treasure.
Other times I have found baby alligator heads in
a broken crock pot in a basement.
That was disturbing.
Other times … dirty diapers, jewelery, books, furniture, gun powder,
broken toys, damaged pipes, broken windows, etc.
I have seen it all.
The worst thing we ever inherited was a “poltergeist” in
an old farmhouse in Sacramento, Ca.
My family moved in. We began restoration on the place.
I was in fourth grade at the time.
Place was extremely haunted.
Took us about three years to figure out that we needed to move.
Floating shower curtains, dead animals,
all the children suffering from nightmares.
Every family member can share a specific story or experience on that one.
Then sometimes you rent a place filled with other peoples history.
Photos, ephemera, storage spaces filled with crap.
The owner says that you are allowed
all access on the property… except for that one area.
Then after a month of renting you go look in that area anyway.
But have you ever rented a place with a secret room?
Have you ever rented a place for a few months?
Then you noticed something creepy?
My very rockin -artist- sister in law and brother had this happen.
Her and my brother rent this house up in Seattle.
When one day they noticed they had a certain window on the house.
It should have been connected to a room?
They went investigating.
In the extra bedroom they found a secret door…
Behind a mock wall was a secret little room.
Here is a picture of what they found…
Also a link to her post…describing what they found…
The Wolf Aesthetic
Because she writes it better than me…
Talk with you all soon!