Saturday, May 14, 2011

Un Giorno Molto Speciale - A Special Day at Rita Reade's!

Soldering with Rita
Objects of beauty made with Rita's instruction
 What an incredible day!
 My good friend Raylene and I headed down to bucolic Rainbow for a soldering class with Rita Reade.
I learned a tremendous amount and had such a great time. Everyone created unique and beautiful vintage bottles, we had a wonderful lunch alfresco by the pool --it was such a creative day filled with inspiration. I can't wait to do it all over again!

Goodie Bags and Orange Glaze Cupcakes greeted us
Rita and I (before class starts - my make up is still on!)
Into Rita's darling kitchen where she whips up cappuccino's for everyone
Eye Candy in Every Corner
Raylene and Liz

A delicious lunch
A Special Group of Ladies having a blast!

Monday, May 2, 2011

Block Printing at The French General

I've been a fan of all things Kaari Meng for quite awhile. So, whenever I need a little creative inspiration, I hit the French General website During my last creative cyber foray,  I discovered a Block Printing class taught by Laura Palm at The French General. Block Printing? French General? What a perfect combination! 
Kaari Meng introduces the class

Artist Laura Palm demonstrates how to create your own stamping block

Kim creates a beautiful plant design then followed it up with the birds in next pic.

Kick and Kathy creating.

more amazing creations

Looking to the right of my table - Jeweler's Paradise!

Everywhere objects of beauty

Kaari's Inspiration boards