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Friday, May 31, 2013

Bead Fest! Bead Fest! Bead Fest! Meet Ya In Philly!!

Bead Fest Philadelphia

Gosh, how time flies!  The first hot and humid week of summer is here and my thoughts are already zipping to August!
This year I will be teaching at Bead Fest and (gulp) vending there too.  It is a fabulous vending extravaganza many tell me, so it is sure to please!  I have a ticket you can print out right here that will save money getting into the show!!!  Just click the link below the image  : )


Monday, May 27, 2013

Hope For Oklahoma Artists Auction

The Auction is now Live!
Artists donate To fund HOPE
Check it out and bid! 
I have donated a tiara from the video.  It is from the workshop this fall at Art Is You in Stamford, CT

Thursday, May 23, 2013

The Fashion Institute of Technology Hosts Simply Pretty Stuff Workshop

Wearable Book Pendant Workshop

I love visiting New York in the springtime.  I especially enjoyed my recent trip because it was springtime and it was also time for my workshop!  

FIT on 7th Ave

workshop in lab AC08


There was a full class of terrific students at FIT who were all able to complete little wearable book pendants and wear them home.

 Thanks to friend, art sister, and fellow instructor Isolina Perez for helping me facilitate such and opportunity at the school. Take a look at some of my students and their work...

Of course, I spent another day shopping at the Hell's Kitchen Flea Market and at the Manhattan Wardrobe Supply.  Here are some of my treasures from the hunt....

Tuesday, May 21, 2013


An Instructor's Artful Journey

There is always a bit of excitment that ramps up just in time for all the packing when getting ready to leave for another awesome retreat.  Packing means loading boxes of tools and kits for myself and my students, and organizing other containers for vending my glorious and most fabulous wares 
: )  I am getting better at it to be sure.  My latest packing stint found me getting ready for another spring Art & Soul retreat in Virginia Beach, VA.   This time I taught three workshops, vended, and just caught up with dear student and instructor friends. 

Our room had a portrait view of the beach and most days were splendid and sunny.........It was the perfect time of year to be there actually.  Uh hummm, there was a grocery store across the street which had lots of choices between the healthy and non healthy snack items. Oh sure.... we got some of each!  And, oops!  This cart did make it back across the street before leaving!

 I enjoyed my soy latte each and every morning from the little on site cafe. Perfect fuel for starting the day's artful journey!   

Our evenings were spent in group projects, if desired. We sent off notes to a far away art friend and sat with new found friends, sipping some wine or snacking on pizzas.

Before lights out, there was a ton of giggle activity in the rooms and hallways.  A healthy dose of silly school girl fun we all had!!

Even with the serious business of creating in the classrooms, we also laughed out loud more than not.  Check out my class peeps, other instructors and all the delicious stuff we made that week.  For many more views of art and giggles, check out Glenny Moir's post and pictures from Kansas City and soon to appear Virginia Beach!! 

Lynne Suprock, (moi) center with my art chix students!

My team teaching workshop with Jean Van Brederode

Serena Barton

Vendor nite was tons of fun too.  Vintage, handmade, repurposed, upcylced, paper, lace, metal, it was ALL there..... I loved seeing my students taking treasures home from this event.  Actually, in the moments before the all clear, doors open announcement, I had already spend a few pennies on these lovely things myself!

Thank you Glenny, Marie and Liz for organizing and facilitating such an event for all of us.  Thank you too Judy Gula for you endless retail products to which helped make us all sparkle with excitement!!