Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Video promo for Artful Gathering 2015

Sneak preview of this summer's on line workshop


Pre-register now at www.ArtfulGathering.com
and register for my workshop
starting on May 1, 2015.

Hope to see you there!!

Monday, March 2, 2015

Summer 2015 online workshop


My ArtfulGathering.com workshop coming this summer!

I am teaching in Session 1 only this year, but it is a doozy!! We are going to make music boxes from scratch.  Yep, take a plain ordinary cigar box or tin box, and give it some magical mixed media treatments, install a music movement and....


A keepsake forever, something friends and family will enjoy.

Here is the link for more info.
Pre-registration is now open. What that means is you give Artful Gathering a administrative fee for $5, yes only five dollars, and then you get to register for classes. You can see the descriptions without paying the fee, but who can resist all the amazing workshops being offered this summer?

Hope to see you in my

Go here to register and read more.


Monday, January 19, 2015

Vivi Art Retreat in the Desert 2015

Come join the fun at the
Vivi Magoo Art Retreat in the Desert!

I'll be teaching three amazing workshops, if I do say so!! These are full day projects, and so much fun to make and then enjoy.

The Tab Please

Another example of The Tab Please
 In this workshop I will be showing you how to custom make your tabs for a cabochon, an antique brooch or anything flat on the back really.

Queen's Lace
A touch of solder, some metal work, a little resin, and you have an amazing focal for your necklace.

Timeless Beauty
 We will be making custom watch bands from scratch! I'm bringing the watches and you provide the workmanship. So excited.

Here is the link for the retreat so you can read all about it.
Hope you can make it, did I mention the International Gem Show happens the same weekend? Bring some cash and some walking shoes, it is amazing!


Sunday, November 16, 2014

Spellbound event recap


As the old saying goes...a picture is worth a thousand words. The event was majestic, the hotel elegant, the hostesses warm, the service fantastic and the students....
over the top wonderful!!!! 

I taught two new classes, they were short ones, and taught them twice. A fun schedule and the students loved getting to take so many classes with the variety of talented instructors.

The amazingly elegant Langham Huntington Hotel in Pasadena, CA. 
Beautiful name tags made by Shea Fergosa. Wow! 
 Our opening dinner in a grand ballroom. So beautiful!
 First workshop on Friday morning for me, leather and rhinestone wraps. They loved it!
 Look at these happy faces!!! Can't ask for more. Great job ladies.
 More happy students, loved it guys!! You rocked. Two down!
 Gorgeous samples from that workshop, Sparkle Charm bracelet.
 That is Beth Walker Quinn and me with the amazingly talented and inspirational Celeste Shaw. She gave a talk about her life as we enjoyed our delicious lunch.  I can't begin to described how she touched everyone with her presentation. See our red faces? That's from tears.
 Talented ladies I had the pleasure of teaching with. Me on the far left, then Pamela Huntington, Debbie Murray, Shea Fragoso, Terri Brush, Beth Walker Quinn and Colleen Moody.
More beautiful work by the second class of Sparkle Charm Bracelet. Fantastico guys!!!
 Look at those smiles. And they were exhausted after two days of workshops!!

It was dark outside for this last workshop, so its a bit dark in the room. But they rocked it!! Great job ladies. So proud of all who took the Sparkle Charm Bracelet who have never held a torch!! Yea!! No tears, lots of smiles, lots of celebration. So proud of you.
 When the work was over, more play began! So great to meet a new dear friend, Beth Quinn Walker. Kind of like you knew someone for years.
 Same with these sweet ladies!!! Loved partying with Marilyn Hill Thorne, Michelle Hurtt (who has the coolest mother ever, love you Nancy, and the infamous and darling Colleen Moody.
 Then Sunday rolled around, and off to the fabulous Pasadena Bowl Flea Market. LOVED it, have never been and would go back in a heartbeat. I heard it was expensive, and it was with some, but reasonable with others.

I made some fun purchases. I was a happy camper.

So that was the weekend!! A thousand thank you's to all my amazing and talented students. I'm going to list you here just to say thanks again.

Friday AM
Sue Elseth, Melanie Corbin, Shawn Street, Dawn Hoelzle, Stephanie Chavez, Karen Hansen, Susan Jose, Cassie Fisher Hughes, Lacy Renard, Dawn Seeman, Susie Karlsen, Judy Lewis, Sherry Hardy, Laura Gendron, Lori Dams, Jeanie Hatch, Kim Hupke, Ursula Nieto.

Friday PM
Tosha Leyendekker, Melanie Corbin, Linda Duke, Angela Howard, Dorothy Johnson, Julie Cottrell, Julie Baxley, Jenifer Hilliard, Stephanie Chavez, Karen Hansen, Lacy Renard, Rebecca Feeken, Betti Zucker, Amy Garcia, Judy Lewis, Jane Lunegard, Sherry Hardy, Charlotte Smothers, Jane Hart, Debora Rodriguez, Laura Gendron.

Saturday PM
Tosha Leyendekker, Michele Blythe, Kristen Brown, Katie Johnston, Linda Duke, Michelle Hurtt, Julie Cottrell, Julie Baxley, Jenifer Hilliard, Rebecca Feeken, Charlotte Smothers, Julie Strohman, Dalia Blevins, Cindy Sepulveda-Wood, Betti Zucker.

Saturday EVE
Emily Kinslow, Sue Elseth, Robin Sanchez, Shawn Street, Marilyn Thorne, Libby Burns, Cassie Fisher Hughes, Dawn Seeman, Teresa Young, Lori Dams.

Hope I didn't leave anyone out. I know a few of you cancelled at the last minute, I'm so sorry you couldn't be there with us. I don't know if there will be a next time. The ladies haven't announced anything. But I will have some cherished memories, as we all will for sure.

And thank you Shea and Debbie, for such a wonderful and memorable event. It was over the moon fabulous in so many ways. You two are amazingly beautiful ladies, love to you both.

Thanks for taking a look!

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Art Retreat in the Desert 2015

February 2015

Want to know what the classes will be?? 
Check out this video and see the projects first hand!!

Registration is open and classes are filling

Hope to see you in Tucson this February!


Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Urban Barn workshops 2014

(These workshops on hold until Urban Barn
gets relocated, will happen sometime in 2015 now)

Two workshops coming up in Escondido, CA!

At the Urban Barn
155 W. Crest St
Escondido, CA 92026

December 6 & 7, 2014
workshops 10a-4p

Saturday Dec. 6
La Petite Photo
A wonderful metals workshop using a micro butane torch, and basic metal tools. We will be making a tiny frame, to displayed on a stand, or wear as a pendant. Adorable!

Sunday Dec. 7
Holiday Whimsies
Come make some adorable wall hangings, ornaments or whatever.  These are so much fun to make, and so whimsical!  You will love cutting a bit of metal, a touch of soldering, and a little wiring.  

Here is a link to their website, but info isn't posted yet. 
But you can reserve your space and pay now by calling 
Linda lou at 619-823-7253. She will take care of you!

Please contact me if you have any questions.  Descriptions will be posted on their website with a Paypal button soon.

Hope to see you!!!

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Stackable Boho Bangles

The fun continues....

Stackable Boho Bangles
on line workshop
with Artful Gathering

starts July16th, 2014!!

Learn to make:
- all the charms you see
- wire bangles from scratch

Six weeks of a workshop to take at your own pace, in your jammies if you like!  I will be available for that full time to help, inspire and consult with.

How much better could it get???

Hope to see you there!! It's a blast, students are soooo happy with the workshop that just finished. I'm getting the most wonderful feedback for my on line workshops.

"I just wanted to tell how much I have enjoyed this class. You have taught us so many techniques that we can incorporate into many projects. The possibilities are endless and those of us who like to create, well our eyes glaze over and our minds whirl at warp speed. You are a GREAT instructor. I love the online classes because I can pause it, look close, and then proceed. Sometimes my mind says "GO" and my hands say "We need another look". I will continue to follow your site to keep up with more classes and videos. - Libby

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Spellbound - Pasadena, CA 2014

Did you hear the good news?
I'm was invited to take part in the Spellbound event this 
November 6-9 in Pasadena, hosted by Debbie and Shea, 
from A Gilded Life!! So exciting.

The bad news is that one of my workshops is already full!! 
Please sign up asap if you are coming, would love to see you in one of my workshops!

Here is the link for the event!!

I hope to see you there!!