Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Where there is a will there is a way!

Last Wednesday I had the snow tires put on the car fearing the weatherman would be right about snow for the weekend, but I tell you "hell or high water" I was going to my journal class with THE Judy Wise. Little did I know that snow would not be the problem, but rain...It was wet wet wet. I decided to leave for home after class and sleep in my own bed instead of staying in a hotel. Boy was I glad I left because the following morning roads home were closed.

The class was marvelous. We smeared paint, carved stamps and just had fun. One of my favorite pages came after we each carved our stamps and then passed them around.

You can see a small video from class...there was a lot of laughter.

I got to spend some time with darling Katie, who I think is a goddess of mixed media. So sweet and of my favorite moments during the day was when we all were starting to carve our stamps and Katie said..."I don't know what to carve!". Well of course I have to pipe in..."oh let me see if I was Katie Kendrick I would do one of my fabulous faces!" and her carving was of course amazing.

Diane who hosts retreats in her home studio is obviously a kind soul. She puts you at ease the moment you meet her. I can't wait to go back for another retreat.


Allegra Smith said...

Nice to hear you are fine. I have been wondering how did you get back and I was about to fire an e to you and make sure you were alright.

I wish I would have known about Judy's class in time to register. I love her work and she is one of the kindest people so talented that it makes me smile. So do you, and I love your journal. More photos please?


Anonymous said...

This journal is so beautiful; I visited your blog after seeing the workshop photos on Judy Wise's blog. You are so talented! Thanks so much for sharing your work. Any chance we could see some more? Please?

katie said...

you ARE a sweet petunia and your journal pages were stunningly beautiful. all the class stamps on your two page spread..ah, so lovely! i'm glad we got to spend time together and i look forward to the next time!

Lori S-C said...

Wow, what a great workshop! I'm very jealous...