#1 Excuse: I took the Copic Intermediate Certification class Monday. I had the most wonderful time meeting the amazing teachers Debbie Olsen and Colleen Schaan. Talk about teaching a class as it should be taught! The class was full of tremendous information and gave me a heck of a lot of inspiration. I left the class inspired to "step out of my box" I call it the "Marianne"...it needs more, add purple! We will be doing a lot more "Marianne" in the future.
#2 Excuse: After the Certification class I was invited to meet with Marianne Walker at the convention. What a privilege! I picked her brain and rediscovered an amazing talented, creative artist with great ideas, a wonderful heart and a love for Copics. I got to see her latest book of which I encourage you to pick up. The title is Shadows & Shading.
#3 Excuse: That evening I was invited to meet with the Extremely talented Fran Seiford (owner of Stampendous)...could my body handle any more fabulous excitement? For one whole day I felt like a super star! I had a lovely dinner and we talked and talked. She was full of encouragement and support. I love to create for such a wonderful company full of bubbly personality and again a passion and love for art.
#3 Excuse: Gosh, on top of that....I was left with a very short time to prep for Class 4 of the Build-A-Book happening the following morning...up till midnight, drawing, scanning, coloring, cutting....up at 5am prepping creating.......6 wonderful Hours of classes at The Paper Vineyard with my VERY TALENTED student. Home at 10pm...zzzzzzzz
#4 Excuse: Well today I prep for my class that I have tonight (thank you Gale for prepping my cards for me...I wouldn't have survived without you!)....And I have 9 hours of classes tomorrow, and I am almost completely prepped for that too......
So see...this girl has been busy!!! But all excuses aside I DO have stuff to show. Oh did I forget to mention I did a crafting marathon. The NEW stampendous products are so close to be revealed and i had 5 days of feverishly stamping coloring cutting.......distressing! I cant wait to show you! My DH has forgiven the lack of meals, the house upside down and wife gone out of his life for a week. He is such a support.
I promise I am almost done here....hang in there! So while I should have been prepping for yesterdays class.....okay the printer was working....I was coloring a "Marianne". I am gonna share what I learned soon...but check this out!! Doesnt look like I paper pieced this...all just coloring!