Thursday, August 29, 2013


Last week my friend Grace and I enjoyed every day at the annual CREATE Mixed Media Retreat in Chicago with a diversified set of classes. We chose our classes without consulting each other and discovered we didn't sign up for any class that the other had!! She attended in 2012 and enjoyed it so much that I was determined to save my dollars to attend this year. I'm glad I did.

This was the first time I participated in an event like this where the people were so friendly, eager to learn and eager to share. The teachers were generous with their knowledge and supplies. I learned a lot and need another week just to "play" with all the ideas swirling in my head. Oh well....

The only downside was that I registered for this before I knew that my daughter and husband had blocked off time at work to be here in MIchigan for a summer vacation. So I missed a number of days with them and their daughter - our 4 yr. old granddaughter Emmalee. I was able to spend several days with them, and was able to make a few "fairy gardens" for Emmalee to take care of while I was gone. Glitter certainly comes in handy (wink).

School starts next week and after a brief trip up north with my husband, I will get back to my other life as a substitute teacher, and hope to get a few cardmaking and mini-album workshops scheduled.

I am planning to host a two-day event in my studio where anyone who attends may use ANY of my products for $15 per day. Stay tuned for the dates.

This summer has been soooo busy that's it's swirled by me.

I will post photos of some of my finished projects from Create Chicago 2013.

Enjoy the weekend.........


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