Saturday, February 5, 2011


I never tire of beautiful objects. At CHA, I tarried over picture perfect displays swirling with bouquets of velvet roses delicately sprinkled with crystalina. There were birdcages and vintage dress forms adorned with paper ruffles, baby chicks and feathers along with ice resined journals in magenta, lime green and azure blue palettes...the day was a moveable feast of delicious eye candy.

Saturday evening, the Water Grill provided the perfect ambience to reunite with dear friends Sue Scheewe, Stan Brown, Camille and Kimberly.  We lingered over delectable food and delightful conversation - Stan and Mike told stories that left everyone's cheeks aching from laughter. Alas, the night was over too soon. Synchronicities were in play - Sunday morning I turned on PBS to find Sue painting away on her watercolor show. What an icon!

I toured Plaid's booth with engaging designer Angela Anderson. New products and fresh ideas abounded. I met Angela in 2005, when I first picked up a paintbrush. She's been a source of inspiration as I've watched her talent and career blossom.

Cupcakes, steampunkery and glitter were the order of the day. Picked up Lisa Kettell's amazing Altered Art Circus, the latest by Creative Tonic's Christi Friesen and Cyththia Thornton's Enchanted Adornments. Favorite artists Pam Carriker, Rita Rae, Traci Bautista were also in attendance.

I left the show inspired and seeped in artistic possibilities. I hope the pics below capture some of that for you.

Plaid's Angela Anderson 



  1. OH HOW FUN !!!
    I've been wanting to hear how you liked the show.
    Thanks for sharing the inspired photos Jenelle !

  2. Oh how I wish I could have went. From the looks of your pictures I can see why you were so inspired.

  3. hi Jenelle, I am soooo jealous of you because you went to CHA. Thanks for sharing the pictures. And glad that I discovered your blog.
    hugs, patty c.