Saturday, April 24, 2010


First, I would like to give a shout-out to Melissa Manley for her mentioning of my blog on her page...thanks, it was a pleasant surprise when I stopped by her blog to admire her work. 

My second workshop was with Free spirit Jesse Reno...What an experience in being creative and letting go of your inhibitions with paint brushes.  His whole concept is to play and play well with your fingers and that was exactly what I did.  I felt great with a sense of being in my own elements...Just watching is demo takes you to places you might have being holding back and just allow you to access the inner spirits withing you!!!

I have been trying for so long to take his workshop and was very happy that I did.  I look forward to next year taking his classes again.  This workshop also reminded me of the essence of "play" with my students and we meet state standards!  Here are the pieces done in his workshop...enjoy!

The evening activity was Artists Marketplace and that is buying frenzy...everyone trying to get in for the first choice of their favorite artist.  I had my books in tote for signing by the artists.  This year I had books by Patricia Saggebrush, Stephenie Lee, Traci Bautista, Tracie Lyn Huskamp, 1000 journals with many artists, and picked up two more books by Susan L Kazmer and Bee Shay.  I had all my books signed..Wohooooo

After the marketplace...we hosted a get together at our house with Amanda giving soldering gun demo and allowing  us to make a charm.  Amanda, you are so generous with your supplies and sharing of knowledge...I am glad to be your friend!

It was an enjoyable evening and we had visit from Alex, Nikki, Andria, Andria's mom, Lisa, Tally, and our two housemates, Donna and Jody.

1 comment:

Jonna said...

I think we were in Jesse's class together....Love what you did. He truly is an amazing instructor and I hope to one day take some more classes from him.