Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Saturday thru Wed...July 12 thru 16th..What a WEEK!

Bonnie and I took off for Temecula on Friday, July 12th with our eye on visiting the "Contessa" who had some great shabby chic, fun decorator items. Lauren is the Contessa and a very accomplished photographer.

She has come up with a process of putting her photos on canvas and then giving them a finish glaze that gives them shimmer and an antique type quality. Her website is:
laurenpartida.com . This is her photography site but she tells us she will have a blog shortly...can't wait!

Here are some pics from her home sale.

Notice the pink dress on canvas that the Contessa has immortalized through her beautiful photograph and process? Well, speaking of a small world..this picture was taken at the barn, La Maison Rustique. If you haven't been you must go, but what makes it a small world is that dress was purchased by my friend Jane and is featured on her website, arttakesavillage.com WOW a famous pink dress!!!

Before we visited the Contessa, Bonnie and I detoured to Old Town Temecula and stopped by the Stamping Outpost. I wish I had taken some pictures. This is a small but FAB place to visit. The owner has scrapbooking and altered art, a wonderful selection.

We also went to Serendipty, a beautiful shabby chic type store. Here some pics to make you think about visiting.

Sunday, DAY OF REST for Sure...getting ready for Miss Vicky from Cut-it-up.com

Monday's classes at Jane's home. Miss Vicky taught us making a junque necklace with lots of great "junk". The results were spectular!

Were we such bad students that Vickie had to have a head massage? She does looked relaxed!!!

Then in the afternoon we embellished silverware....don't throw that old silver away!! You can tweak it and make art.

Do you see why the last few days have been so busy? Not only busy but fun, fun.

The last class that Miss Vickie did was a image transfer class at my home. I took pics but unfortunately really don't have any close up of the books. I will get them soon and post because they were beautiful and so unique.

We did have a blast. Isn't it true when you get your friends together and start creating.... the time just flys and the inspirations grow. I really didn't get my book even started as I was hosting the class. I had fun watching everyone and getting inspired when I decide to start my book.

This Digital Ground Media from Golden is so great. Take your material and "paint" it with the media and if you can stick it in your ink jet printer, you can print anything on it and use it in your art. What will they think of next. Miss Vickie can get you this product so be sure and check in with her. www.cut-it-up.com. Here's a few pics showing the great time we had.

It was a wonderful 4 days of fun, shopping and creating. Wednesday I met my family for fun at Seaworld but that another post :}

Thanks for checking in.


Sandy Michelle said...

What fun! I love everyone's creations! Hope you had fun at Sea World!


Cory said...

Wow...the classes look like so much fun..wish I were teaching there. Have not been to Sea World in years and I only live 1 hour away by air.


Anonymous said...


Just wanted you to know that I did "visit" your site. It is awesome!!!! Thanks for the directions and for the fun day last Tuesday.