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!!!


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!

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.


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 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 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!!

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.