Tuesday, July 03, 2007

I should be sleeping

Back home in Saluda after a week in Charlotte.... ahhhhhhhhh. I only slept for 18 hours after I got back into my own bed. Thanks to Joyce and Susan and Paul the store remained open while I did my grandmotherly duties while my daughter recuped from an emergency surgery. Dad arrived home from Shanghai with bags of candy and toys so everyone was happy and it was time for me to head back to Saluda. I forgot how busy it can be to be a full time mom with 2 growing boys.

When I walked in the store on Monday to look around I found the newest Cloth Paper Scissors magazine featuring 50+ pages of mixed media techniques, layered graffiti art, fabric collage journaling and a great feature by Chrysti Hydeck from Raleigh entitled " Get the skinny on Mixed-media Books". Chrysti hosted a recent "get your doodle on" ATC swap that I joined. She is an amazing, go getter, energy -filled, gal that never seems to stop. Now she is doing a Skinny Book swap. check it out on her blog.

Cheryl Prater's blog has a brand new look- LOVE IT!

A new book that I had been waiting for also arrived "Metal Clay" the complete guide. Innovative Techniques to inspire any artist. Looks like the best book available for those of you working with PMC.

Just got a message from our Golden Girl Patti Brady, who will be here on Sept 15 teaching us "everything" that she knows about Golden paints. Be sure to sign up now as space is limited and the other good thing is all you need to bring is paper cups and paper towels.( and maybe an apron if you are the messy type) She furnishes everything else that you will use and we cater the lunch. It doesn't get better than this..... Here is what she calls this workshop. . .
Seductive Surfaces with Acrylic
It will be a wild mix of cool product uses, transfers, skins with transfers, faux wax looks, glass bead gel, paper from acrylic fiber gel, crackle paste ideas…..and on and on it goes.…….it will be fun!!


  1. Yay! You're home! I love that apron picture in the last post, it was cute the first 76 times I looked at it, ok? How am I going to get to Saluda for the Golden demo AND the next weekend for my workshop. I have to move. That's it.

  2. Ok, I wanted to plan a trip in September anyway -- the mountains sound fabulous... so does some fun with golden paints! I gotta check my teaching schedule... but I am so interested!

    I just gotta get through this month, then I can breathe! Working on my next article for CPS... and a TON of other deadlines!

  3. Michelle C11:20 AM

    ah.. you are tempting me to look into coming back for another visit! ;o)