A wonderful mixed media retreat has been taking place all of this past week right here, a hour from me. I wasn't able to commit to being there for an entire week but I did drive up yesterday evening for the Vendor Fair and to hook up with some old friends...like Jen Starr (l) and Joanne Sharpe.
Who doesn't know these gals??
Jen has traveled the entire world, too many times to count, teaching her famous scrapbooking classes and now she can add another amazing thing to her list of accomplishments..CREATIVE DIRECTOR for ART ANTHOLOGY....she now has her own product line with them as well.
a glaze with a high concentration of mica and glitter combinations. 12 colors in 2oz squeeze bottles with a precision tip.
and Joanne...well...her lettering and joyous sense of color is simply amazing. Her BLOG tells it all. Her art was on a recent cover of Cloth Paper Scissors. If it involves a marker she is your expert !!
The vendor fair was fun
Got to see the amazing Seth Apter
I got super excited when I ran into both Katherine Engen (who organized Michael DeMengs NOLA trip) and Richard Garay (from Spellbinders, who was demoing)
Anna and her hubby from The Ink Pad, NYC....
as you walked the floor...
these from Jean Skipper of "Not All Who Wander Are Lost"
I was IN LOVE with her things. She is also on ETSY
and, from Gail Crosman Moore
thats my delicious friend Linda Weinbaum in the forfront shopping her little heart out. Linda and I went to China together several years ago. Dont worry...I shopped plenty too!
Gails felting was AMAZING..and so was her booth
Continuing on to Lauren Rudolphs booth of Mixed Media art
and Staci Swider
and then we get to one of my all time favs...YAY...
so, last night I got one of her wonderful bracelets
To conclude...at dinner some of the ladies were showing off their alcohol ink art done in a class using a paper called Yupo
Well...in 2 days I'll be off to Las Vegas and CHA...you know the drill..stay tuned !