Sunday, July 24, 2011

My week in highlights

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!!!

11 comments:

John said...

Everything is moving along nicely for you. Well done with all your hard work!

Julie Whitmore Pottery said...

Lorrie teaching a class!
I love her journal.
I'm like you (were) Julie, can't get the confidence going in the journal department.
Shop looks so yummy!
xx
julie

LissC said...

Julie, Your shop is absolutely adorable! I wish I could make the trip to come see it. Looks like it would be such a fun shop to work, and play in.

The bobbins are super sweet.

(hugs)

Maija said...

Everything looks glorious!!!

Lorie said...

The journal pages look fantastic! I want to come down and take a class at the round table. xo Lorie

sandra said...

What a fun class...so wish I lived closer!!!! Love your clothing too Julie :))

Kathy said...

Oh, Julie this looks like such fun. LOVE the poetry in motion! Wish I could see your shop. It looks delightful. - Kathy

Terri Kahrs said...

From the looks of things, you've settled into your new life perfectly!!!! Hugs, Terri xoxo

Jackie said...

Congrats! Everything looks marvelous. You are a true inspiration, good luck and savor the moments. Smiles and Hugs, Jackie

lori vliegen said...

congratulations on your new boutique.....it truly looks like a slice of creative heaven! oh how i wish i lived close enough to stop in for a class (or two....or three...). i would absolutely LOVE to take one of your paper clay classes.....can i put in a vote for an online class?!

continued success to you in blissbee!!
xo

Renee Troy said...

Loving your spools. Hope to take a class some time.
So glad Lorrie taught a class and she is a gentle and sweet soul. Happy you had a break thru in journaling.
Hugs,