Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Meet my friend Queet

I met this young lady a few months ago during a sneak Attack on Etsy. I bought a pincushion for me and ended up giving it as a gift to a sick friend. It was soooo cut I had to get one for me. Of course it was differnt than the first one. I started looking around and found she made some other wonderful items and wanted to share them. I can't seem to get a link to work but here are her sites Please check her out.





Thursday, June 11, 2009

PCCMM retreat Shepherdstown, WV

 The Polymer Clay Collaborative Mixed Media Retreat in Shepherdstown WV.   Talk about an awesome time.  Gotta make plans for next June already. 

We had lots of room to clay and show off our creations. Plenty of good food and room to sleep( HA HA)  It was almost who had time to sleep.

I took every mini workshop that was offered and by Thursday the information and new skills were almost leaking out my ears-Definitely by Friday.

Mini workshops were offered in Mixed media and doll making by the Artist Meta Strick, a full day of polymer claying by Marie Segal-who is one of the people I admire the most in life, Meredith Arnold did book binding and silk beads-who knew you could do this, Dedra Tue Sheib affered Iris folding, Anne Bowers offered paper marbling and PMC.

In addition to all the mini workshops days were crammed with demos from tools to papermaking,

Oh to have been able to be in 2 places at once.

On top of everything new friends and lots of help wherever it was needed.  Thanks to the folks that answered my questions. Everyone freely shared their time and expertise.

Many thanks need to go to the organizers, Syd, Mona, Anne, and Heidi.  They did an awesome job and are already starting on next year.

Keep an eye on the web site and the Yahoo group for upcoming events for next year.