My sister lorrie and my mom came for the weekend. I had begged Lorrie to come in and teach a journaling class for me so I could learn some of her skills she is a wonderful journalizer and the class was soooo much fun . I lOVE taking classes . I have always frozen up when it comes to the collaging elements and the putting down of the text .After her class I now feel more confidant .She was a very gently teacher moved me along with just the right nudge when I got "stuck " now thanks to her help I am over the hump. After class the 2 of us had "sister " time and kept working for about 3 more hours and then it was home to pizza Cal had ordered for us from Bisbee's little brick fired pizza shop. I have also been up to a bit of sewing and have altered some jeans for the shop and a few little tops too!! That too was so much fun that I ordered a surger. It's a refurbished one and I have yet to try it but I am sure it will work fine.. Oh and this was a little altered spool class I taught last week . Much thanks to the influence of my friend Marie Kennedy and her little spools I carry in the shop . My plan is to do a different spool class every six weeks and then at the end of the year those who take the classes will have a fun collection of altered spools. This one was called " Poetry in Motion"
set up for class
Diane is intensely into the mess of creating
Some of the journals drying ...oh such pretty colors !!
a page spread in lorries' class sample
A page spread from my journal with the start of a Mary Oliver poem
My Altered jeans
A dress I altered by turning it into a tunic
"Poetry in Motion" .... Have a poetic week!!!