Boy can Mary ( sweet peas and snap shots ) do a display!
Jane and me
Melaine and Kris
Steam punk Lily class
our work table
My headband from April
I have no real words to describe this amazing event at Jane Pollacks "Sand Castle Sirens " premiere event. But I will try. First and fore most Jane and her" art takes a village". Jane has a heart of pure gold and wisdom beyond belief .I could follow her around all day and take notes as she talks and then I would come up with the best "best seller "self help book every printed! No wonder she has created this amazing charity that helps woman with addictions through art, mainly the paper arts. SO PLEASE Peeps if you have any paper arts stuff you do not use anymore ... especially glues etc . Consider sending them to Jane for her girls . I would like to share one story Jane shared with me about one of the women in her group. It brought me to tears. I tell this with the utmost respect for this woman and her road to recovery. This woman has been addicted to valium and vodka since the age of 4 , simply because her mother did not want to deal with her wee daughter being a "Child" so she "drugged" her to keep her "calm".... This breaks my heart!
So with that bit of background , on to the event . Those of us from out of town stayed in Jane's beautiful "cottage" on Coronado Island ,right on the beach . We were treated like queens -soft bedding, comfy spots to hang, cool inviting ocean air, fab. "eats", bonfires on the beach and smores too. The event offered 2 days of classes and I was so honored to teach the most amazing gifted students that created outstanding art pieces!! Congrats to you all. You did soooo GOOD!!! Sunday was the vendor event to benefit the charity, with part of the proceeds going to " Art Takes a Village" . There were amazing handmade items and wonderful vintage goodies to choose from and Catered food flowed. Then to top all of this off, I got to spend the whole time meeting and hanging with truly GOOD and kind people and made friends I hope to have for life. Jane has buddies who help too. April who made me the most DARLING sea shell head band in the world. I have tried to feature it in some of the photos . She hopes to make it into a class that you may take in the future . I cannot tell you how many people just LOVED it Thanks Sweets! Then Melanie , the baker of the year!! I hear her goodies were to last the whole weekend ... sorry darling when you bake that well what do you expect ...they were gone by sat. night as we gobbled them all down. O.K. now to Deb ( Hodges) you may all know Deb from
breathing bedside us . I am a proud owner of the special bags she made for us with the "sirens" logo on them. I did not get to thank her as I got mine just as I left .I could have cried when my sister brought it to me as a waited in the car for her as we left( She had gone back for an item she had left in the house and Jane gave it to her to give to me at that time)THANKS Deb and Lorrie loves her "man" bag too. Well, my post is getting really long so enjoy the photos.