Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Workshop weekend

You don't get to have this much fun every weekend!

I was invited by my dear friend Joy Campbell to come to her house in Claremont, CA and teach a workshop.  I jumped at the opportunity.  Joy laid out the red carpet for fourteen ladies.  I mean deep red!  I got to stay in a gigantic motor home with one friend, Susan.  We had our own apartment! Loved it.  Thank you Susan for tolerating a blow up mattress, love ya girl!

There was an amazing group of fifteen ladies in the class, and then we got to go antiquing the next day at the Pasadena Community College flea market.  It was stupendous.   I mean, does it get any better?? Not really.  Here's a bunch of pictures of that amazing weekend, and a few words about it.

I hope you enjoy, we all had so much fun!

Here I am in a very serious demonstration!  Sandy, you look very intense! Love you girl.

Isn't this an amazing shot of some darling women?  Top left, Cindy and then Charlene below her.  They came all the way from Texas for this workshop!  You guys are amazing.
Then darling Sandy on the top right, and the lovely Vickie on the bottom right.  Great job on your frames ladies.

This is the beautiful Susan Hunt, my friend and roommate, thanks Susan for a fabulous weekend. 

There is Cindy on the left, sorry girl, no heads up warning here!
And the sweet Diane, working her beautiful magic on her project.

There is Theresa on the far left. Thank you for driving so far Theresa, you are the best, great to see you again.
 Then Julie, and Terri on the right.  You guys are too cute!

And here is the lovely Joy, our hostess.  How in the world can I say enough.  She laid out a spread of food that was remarkable, and made everyone feel so warm and welcome.  You are the best Joy.
She looks pretty intense there!  Great job!

We got a tour of Joy's amazing workshop. Wow, just wow.  Loved every square inch.  Joy is much neater than me, everything it tidy and put away.  Gorgeous girl!

 Look at these beautiful antique jars, so lovely all filled and organized.

Here's the entire group. I had to wrangle them up and get them to pause for a quick moment.  They were working so hard on their frames, and what a job they did!
Back row, from the left, Kim, susan, Joy, Sandy hiding, Vickie, Cheryl, and Charlene in the red.
Middle row, Cindy, Jan, Terry, and Laurie.
Bottom row, Diane, Theresa, Julie, and Terri.

You guys rocked!  I loved every minute of the workshop, and you did such an amazing job. 
So proud!

Here's a shot of their frames, not quite finished, but almost!  Didn't they do an fabulous job?
I'm a proud mama!

And on to the flea market, at 7:30am on Sunday morning, to Pasadena.  It was a warm and beautiful day, perfect for shopping.  There were some great finds there.

Here are Joy and Laurie, shopping at the flea.  Oh so intense! Not! 
That was set up, ha ha! But I love it.

And a girl's got to eat after flea marketing all day!
I wish I could remember the name of the restaurant in Pasadena, I loved it!
Sorry the picture is blurry.

Monday, heading home, back to Central Coast, CA.  But not before swinging by Nancy Jamar's unbelievable store, Gilding the Lily in Fullerton. 
If you have never been there, you should visit.  Can't believe all the fabulous vintage goods she has. And you can catch her on line here.

I was able to grab a quick photo with Nancy, she was working away helping customers, and packaging up all of our goodies, and there were a lot goodies we took home.  
Yummmm. Thanks Nancy! You are the best.

Whew, okay, that is the weekend.
If you are interested in taking the Le Petite Photo workshop, check out my class with the Vivi Magoo retreat, organized by Barb Solem.  I'm teaching at The Desert, in Tucson in February.
That is during the gem show. 
And if you have never been there, well, hold on to your pocket book and enjoy the amazing ride!

Hope to see you soon.

lots of love,



Tracie Dean said...

Sounds like you ladies had a blast. I hate I was unable to attend. The chance to meet you and work with you is something I look forward too in the near future.

I love your work

Sandy Navarro said...

What a FabUlous weekend we had! Thank you for another amazing class and for pausing before the pic of Cindy, Charlene, Vickie and I so I could fluff the hair! LOL You're the best!

In the Light of the Moon said...

Thanks for taking us along for the ride Riki!! Looks like an amazing time!! Made me feel like I was right there with you!! xoxo

Jewellery UK said...

You ladies look to be having so much fun I wish we had something like that here all those lovely goodies to give you inspiration to create unique jewellery designs and to be able to spend time together sharing ideas and skills is great

SueAnn Lommler said...

What fun was had by all...and those frames are fabulous

robin dudley-howes said...

Wow Riki! A whirlwind of a weekend...looks like it was fun. Happy Holidays!

Bespoke Jewellery Maker said...

Impressive lecture you had there. That workshop simply teaches one to be creative and resourceful. Good job, mate!