I was fortunate to spend the afternoon creating with nine women yesterday in Connecticut. They took my Demystifying Distress Stains & Dylusions Ink Sprays workshop, and we had a lot of fun together. This class has been my most popular so far, and I am putting on my thinking cap to come up with another that will garner so much interest. I taught it last summer at Absolutely Everything in Massachusetts and last month at The Ink Pad in Manhattan; yesterday was my second time teaching it at Great American after bringing it there last December.
Click on any photo to enlarge. I was really impressed that nearly everyone in class was new to both Dylusions Ink Sprays and Distress Stains, yet every single person took to them like they were old friends. Those three gals in the back right ARE old friends. Two drove up from Philadephia (color me flattered!) to take the class with their friend Brenda, in the pale blue shirt.
If you have the chance to take an art class near you, I’d really recommend you go for it. In today’s class, four people came alone, there was one pair of friends, and the three I mentioned above. I often go to classes alone and usually the shared interest in whatever brought people to the class in the first place is quite enough of an ice breaker… you’ll end up making new friends/acquaintances easily.
Besides, look at those stocked shelves! You’ll strike up a conversation with the person next to you before you know it as you all ogle what you have and what you haven’t (yet) in your stash. Then of course you discuss the issue of need vs want! Terrie was so enthusiastic… I loved watching everyone check out the supplies and find the images they wanted to work with.
Alison’s a regular at Great American, and she did some magic with a set of Paper Artsy stamps and her distress inks.
Julie’s working with UTEE while Terry’s eyeing her technique.
Dottie finishing up some cards with Brenda looking on.
I was happy to hear the way Brenda found me was due to my participation as an instructor in Nathalie Kalbach’s online class, Creative Jumpstart 2014. That class content is available online through November 2014 ~ for just $20, you’ll have access to 23 videos on Nat’s site.
Thanks very much for visiting today.