Tuesday, September 7, 2010

TV Segment in Cleveland

I taped a segment for the 700 series to be aired in January. I'm pictured here with Pokey on the set--- such a relaxed atmosphere-- and such fun with all the other artists in the green room!

Seeing Chicago with Melanie Testa

Melanie and I were able to sneak away to downtown Chicago one day during our Create classes. We took the train in from Rosemont and got off very close to our favorite Dick Blick Art Supply store. Loved the store especially since I'm used to shopping from the catalog! Most of the rest of the day was spent at the Art Insitute--- a must to see if you're in Chicago. "The Eye" is a three story art installation in town.....Other favorites were Garrett's Popcorn and deep dish Pizza-- yummy!

Teaching in Chicago

I had a great time teaching in Chicago with the Create Team from Cloth, Paper, Scissors Magazine. The students traveled from all over and were very eager to learn new techniques. I had 2 fantastic classes- Monoprinting from Your Photos and Stitch and Paint. ( We even had use of Bernina sewing machines!!! ) Here are some results from my 2 classes. Looks like the Create Team is already planning next years retreat. I have to mention that I had the BEST "Teacher's Pet"--Many thanks to Sherry!