Thursday, October 23, 2008

Hi bloggers: I am happy to report my hand surgery went well, stitches came out last night and I am well on the way to being at 100%! Classes resume tonight with a watercolor tools and techniques class for Portsmouth Adult Ed.

We leave on Saturday morning for the Arctic Circle. Brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr Hopefully all the Polar Bear viewing will take our mind off the temperatures! We will actually sleep out on the Tundra for 4 nights! We are hopeful that the Northern Lights will make an appearance.

The November class schedule is published and the beginnings of December. Take a peek. If you want or need something you don't see shoot me an e-mail and I'll try to accommodate.

Check out the slide show I've posted lots of new photos. One is a collage for a friend of mine that just retired after 33 years in the Air Force! (Yeah, Denis!) It is meant to represent all the things he is and does...see what you think.

I'm signing off until we are back home around November 10. If we get a really good Polar Bear photo and can figure out how to post it we will, otherwise, get inky and keep crafting.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Schedule Changes

Well, I'm finally going to have that hand surgery they have been buggin' me about all summer. I've had to change the October calendar around a bit. Hopefully, you won't find it too disruptive. I've also put up the November calendar with just some offsite classes posted. It will change as I flesh out the studio schedule for November. Let me know if you have any requests to get a jump start on those holiday cards of gifts...perhaps a beautiful set of stone coasters? Perhaps an altered journal? Maybe some handmade gift tags to "WOW" them? The sky's the limit.

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Charleston, SC Copic Certification Training

I was in Charleston last week to attend the Certification training. What a day. We learned about the differences in the various markers, what they can do, how to change nibs, refill, airbrush, blend and more. Hey, did you realize the colorless blender doesn't? It's purpose is to remove color, move color or lighten color. If you've been trying to blend with it, try no more. It simply won't work. Over the next few months we'll use the Copic markers in classes and I'll share all the things I learned with you. If you need information before then Marianne's blog is FANTASTIC Marianne is the educator from Copic and is the Coloring Goddess. I believe when we choose gratitude good things just come to us. I am so very grateful for this amazing journey I am on.