Saturday, September 22, 2012

Classes Update and New Photos

Saturday, September 29, 2012  9:00 - 1:00
Frenzy Stamper in Scottsdale, AZ
7064 E. 5TH AVENUE
Call the store 480.946.0007 to register.
We have spaces left, if you still want to join the party!
Sample photos here:

and here:
$45. for class and supplies, including detailed handout, fabric, lace and ribbons, vintage doily, sewing thread, quilt piece, buttons, waxed linen, embroidery floss, and paper for pagesMake a journal/ book using an old quilt and vintage doily. Create fabric/fiber flowers 6 different ways to embellish your book. Extra flowers not used on your book may be taken home for use on another project. Make tabs for your pages, and call it a fabulous day. This book will be both beautiful and fun! 
Student Supply list: fabric scissors, measuring tape, sharp hand sewing needle with an eye big enough for embroidery floss, straight pins, sewing machine with bobbins and machine needles (If you do not have one to bring, you can rent one for $5. for the day, if you let us know you need one when you sign up. Rentals are limited.)


2. Below are NEW sample photos of another upcoming class: Little Canvas Books. This will also be held at Frenzy Stamper in Scottsdale, and you can register by calling the number above.

Saturday, December 1, 2012 at Frenzy Stamper in Scottsdale10:00 - 3:00 with a lunch break - Bring your own lunch, or go out. There are many options in walking distance from the store.

$40. for both books which includes detailed handout, paper for pages, canvas covers, embellishments, thread, embroidery floss, and glue, if you prefer glue over sewing. There will also be two sewing machines on hand that you may use if you don't want to bring your own. Time on the machine will be minimal and if sewing machines scare you, I can do that part for you.

Student Supply List: fabric scissors, apron or clothes that love paint
Optional: metal edged ruler or personal paper cutter and/or sewing machine, if you don't want to wait to share or prefer to use your own tools
Optional: metal edged ruler or personal paper cutter and/or sewing machine, if you don't want to wait to share or prefer to use your own tools

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Announcing Zentangle Home Parties!


If you want to learn more about the Zentangle method, where anything is possible one stroke at a time, but my teaching dates don't match your schedule, there is always plan B! Get together a little group of your friends, and let's get creative! 
For parties of 5 or more, the hostess gets the class for free!
$30. class fee  plus $4. for supplies (if you don't want to bring your own supplies) including a micron pen, tortillion, Zentangle pencil, paper tiles, and detailed, teacher drawn step by step directions on how to draw each tangle.  Students can have fun learning in class and take the handouts home to continue working/playing at home or on the go. Additional supplies will be available for purchase with the hostess receiving a portion of the profits.     Classes can be held on a variety of topics on a variety of levels of expertise. Contact me for details, so we can customize your party for you!

Saturday, September 1, 2012

My First Prayer Flag

Just in case you have never heard of a prayer flag, my understanding about them is that these flags are really just to send your wishes out into the world. Artists who make them often hang them in the breeze to send out their thoughts and ideas. I will be attending An Artful Journey Retreat in late February/early March of next year, and we have been given the option to bring one along. Collected ones there will be given to lucky winners at the retreat. (fingers crossed)
Well, since I had been admiring the ones from Jane LaFazio's Prayer Flag Project that she took over, and had really wanted to try one out, it all added up, and I finally made one. There are many wonderful examples there, if you want to see more.
I wanted to keep mine simple and straightforward. The reason I chose this theme besides the fact that I am hopelessly addicted to heart shapes in my art is that when I thought about what I could send out into the world, all this just added up.
I made it from a piece of a curtain from my daughter's house. The curtains were there when she moved in, and I was making the new curtains. I was overjoyed when she said this one had to go, because I saw the potential for something else in it. It was just a matter of time.
I used a little faux quilting technique that I show in some of my classes, so it was easy and simple for me to do. I love hand embroidery, especially French knots which was I able to include along the border of the heart. It went along with me on a recent trip so I could work on it. Those of you who know me, know I cannot sit still very long if I don't have something in my hands!  It has been to 5 states already, in my suitcase. There's just one more stop on its tour before it may take flight again to its new home. I hope the new owner LOVES it as much as I did making it. I have a sneaking suspicion that there are going to be more.