Monday, February 6, 2012

Sunday, February 5, 2012

My Artistic Friends

The highlight of my trip was to meet Christy Tomlinson, a very special Mixed Media Artist.  She is the reason I dove into the Mixed Media world.  Her SheArt pieces spoke to me and I've been splashing color on canvas ever since.

And, she has a new line out with Pink Paislee...papers, rubons..all of it fabulous!  Check it out.

And, to top it off, I smoozed with these other artists...Hope some of their talent rubbed off on me!!

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Ruth Rae
Fabric Mixed Media, Jeweler, Author- sweet and kind

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 Jenn Mason, Mixed Media Artist, Editor of Cloth Paper Scissors, Author -
 talented in too many ways to count

 Heidi Grace Kress
Owner of Clever Handmade,  Designer---a fun lady and wonderful Mom

Traci Bautista
Mixed Media Artist, Author - friendly and engaging

 Joanne Fink, Designer,  Calligrapher, Art Licensing Guru -  Beautiful Lady

  It was a privilege to meet and speak with each of them.

Friday, February 3, 2012


For those that don't know, the Craft and Hobby Association has two trade shows each year.  Vendors from the craft industry showcase their products, put on workshops, introduce artists and shopkeepers from all over come and buy goods for their stores.  It's a fun, exciting, high energy event and one I was fortunate to attend.

Waiting for the show to open on Day 1.

Flash Mob Ladies

My friend Lindsay waiting for the show to open...Isn't she cute?

The Graphic 45 booth is loaded with fabulous projects.   Everywhere you look...another ahhhh moment!

 Which is my favorite?

Diane Schultz, Designer and CEO of G45 and me.  I want a hat like that.

 Canvas Corps..really great products and ideas!
 I want to make this!
Simple and cute.

to be continued....

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Last week I was in SoCal for a CHA (Craft and Hobby Association) trade show.  BUT...before all that started I spent time with my older sister.  We went to the beach, ate, talked, visited the Getty Museum, ate, talked, shopped a bit for me, ate and talked.  (is there a pattern here?)

While at the beach we saw this man drawing an incredible maze in the sand.

 Another visitor to the wharf.

Love this critter!

My sis..isn't she beautiful?

The next day we visited the Getty Museum in LA.  This was my first visit but certainly not my last.  The buildings were incredible, terraces had wonderful views all around, and the art...well, let me say I was so enthralled with looking at it that I didn't take many  pictures...just enjoyed.

Beautiful. from CHA...stay tuned!