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Sunday, July 29, 2012

Eye Candy Enamels

At It Again.... Little Books!

Jean and I just love doing these little books.  I have been obsessed with little book pendants for awhile.  These little guys are easy to do, believe it or not, and we are hoping to teach this particular style in workshops soon!  Oh, Ah! Art sighs!


Outside of The Studio Today

Pond Day and Must Do Weeding!

Okay, I should have been in the studio for a bit today.  Way behind in my prototypes!  However, the weeds would not wait and the rains are coming again!  I thought I would also take the opportunity to test out a new lens from Nikon.  Finally, after 20 years, I bought a truly macro lens!  yay!

And below is our pond wall building of the day inclusive of weeding, made possible only because of all the help from the man of my dreams  : )
We do work well together and have certainly done some nice projects!  We completed the upper pond today, which connects to the bigger, lower pond (picture also included).  After it was all said and done, and showers had.............ICE CREAM run!



Saturday, July 28, 2012

Featured Artist Laurie Manz

Art For Animals Event to Raise Money for 
The Pittsburgh Animal Rescue League

These oils donated by Artist Laurie Manz

Monday, July 23, 2012

Shotgun TEAM America!


Right in your own backyard!!  How many times will THAT happen?  Two blondes, one natural and one not, will be together at The Charmed I'm Sure Studio on Tues, July 31 from 10 - 4, teaching how to MAKE shotgun shell rings and pendants.  We will be trying some new things to make this a super duper workshop indeed.  No, we are not going to sing.  Dance a little..... maybe.
Bring a little dish to share for a great feast come lunch time. Everyone leaves with two pieces (at least), new friends, and fond memories.  This studio is awesome and there will be merchandise for sale if you feel like getting a few of your own cool tools!
Contact Jean, Erin or myself for more info. 

 Workshop fee only $40.00.  Easy pay through Paypal. 

Cannot wait to see familiar faces and would love to see a few new ones too.  xoxo 

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Shoe Love


Doc Martens cool.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Art For Animals

 Donation For 
The Pittsburgh Animal Rescue League

My dear cousin, and artist, Laurie Manz and I love our animal friends.  Laurie is very active with policy and conscience raising regarding the various bits of legislation out there regarding animal rights.  
I agreed to help out with their annual Art For Animals auction fundraiser this year.   Other artists and myself have donated our wares to assist the effort to help the animals.  You too can help The Humane League or local animal rescue league by donating your art, your goods, your money or your time.
Take a look at my little book necklace going up on the auction block in a couple of weeks.


Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Charm Class At The Adams County Arts Council, Gettysburg, PA

Take A Class With Simply Pretty Stuff
at The Adams County Arts Council

Join me for a basic but beautiful charm making class.  Bring your own small pictures or fill with things I will have on hand in class.
 Wednesday, July 18th from 6  to 8 PM
This workshop will not be offered anymore this summer!  Go through the Arts Council website to sign up today! 

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Charmed I'm Sure Studio To Host Artists Lynne Suprock and Erin Keck

Shotgun Shell Necklace and Ring Workshop
July 31, 2012


 Only a few slots left in this all day workshop hosted by 
The Charmed I'm Sure Studio
7 Nita Court
Mechanicsburg, PA
10 to 4
Workshop cost per person:  $40.00 this workshop only – no additional “Kit” Fee!
pay via paypal or check to reserve your day
  email us for more details!