Saturday, December 28, 2013

Sew Sweet Valentine Samples

I listed a new class for valentines recently, and now I have a few samples of what we will be doing in class. Participants can choose to glue, sew by hand, or sew with a machine. I will be bringing along two machines for students to share and can help out on a bit of sewing here and there for those a little timid to try but who like the textures stitching brings. Bringing a sewing machine is optional, but having your own will cut down on wait time.We will be using pieces of lace, trim, ribbon, sheer and heavy fabrics, embroidery floss, charms, fun embellishments, felt, old quilts, buttons, etc. After making the outsides, we will add heavy paper inside so you can write a poem, message, or whatever makes your heart happy. I will also be talking about how you could take your valentines and turn them into journal covers, mount them as a wall hanging or on a special box, attach to a bag, etc. The ones here are just samples. There will be plenty of supplies to choose from, almost all of which are included in the special price of only $25. Each valentine will be unique.
Student supply list: scissors for paper and fabric, a sharp hand sewing needle with an eye large enough for embroidery floss, and a small bottle of fabric glue (I like Sobo.) OPTIONAL: sewing machine with bobbins  Everything else will be there, ready to go. Sweet!
Sew Sweet Valentines only $25.
Saturday, February 1     9:30 am - 1 pm

Frenzy Stamper in Scottsdale, AZ 
Please call the store to register.  480-946-0007

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Zendala, Zendala, Zendala

Here are photos of my next class coming up in AZ and now in CA, Too!.
NEW! Zentangle Zendalas 4 hour class $40.
Saturday, January 18, 2014
2-6 pm Intermediate Level
Create 3 beautiful zendalas to create a trio suitable for framing.
Previous to this, these 3 have only been taught a one private party, so they are new ones!
The Occasional Artist Glendale, AZ
623-847-2215 You can c
all the store to register.
Saturday, January 4 in Fresno, CA 3-6 pm
Peeve's Public House
1243 Fulton Mall
Sign up on Facebook here: 
or contact me @    Please put Zentangle Class in the subject line so your message does not get tragically stuck in the junk box!
Students, please bring one or more micron pens in size(s) of your choice, )! and a larger one such as 05 or 08 for coloring in would be perfect. All other supplies will be provided along with take home stepout directions for each tangle. 
We are going to have a great time!

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

What's New/ From the Bottom of My Heart

Well, I have three new things to report and a little message for my bosses, readers and students.
1. I just added three new classes to my schedule and a basic class as well in Fresno, CA. One has been taught only once at a private hotel party, so only those ladies are in on it. It will be new for everyone else. The other two are ALL new. I should have pictures soon. It is just that my lack of retirement has gotten in my free time and prevented me from moving any faster. I plan to have them all up with pictures before Jan. 1. In the meantime, you canfind some info. on the left.
2. I will have a feature article in the next issue of Haute Handbags with photos and info. on my tangled totebags. I can't wait to see it.
3. I have been invited back to Art Unraveled for the fifth year running. I will be teaching two zentangle classes and a gelli plate class. I am also honored to say that my tangling is included on the banner at the top of the home page. you can check it out here: That was a big surprise, and I am beyond excited. I hope some of you will be there, and we can cross paths! It is always such a great time, and truly a premier event. Applications for vendors have not been called for yet, but I hope to get in on that as well.

And the message I want to send to all of you is this. At this time of thinking about the end of a year and things to celebrate and be thankful for, I always try to think of some of the the best "presents" I have gotten over the year that did not come in a fancy bag or a box with a bow. Then I try to quietly let the parties involved know they are one of my "gifts." This year, I can't do all of them so quietly, because there are so many of you. I just want you to know that I treasure and appreciate everyone who lets me use their venue to teach and all of you who check out my blog whether it be for inspiration, to get class information, or whatever. And I want to thank all the many, many people who have signed up for my classes and/or given me positive feedback. From the bottom of my heart, YOU really do inspire me. I wish you all the a fabulous holiday season and wish you many countless blessings not in bags or boxes, too.