Wednesday, September 29, 2010


T-Shirts made on the Yudu using the Cricut
Washington DC Capitol
National Smithsonian Zoo Reptile Exhibit
The wonderful Pandas at the National Zooalgical Park

Butterfly in the Butterfly Pavilion
Calcified Nest on exhibit at the Smithsonian

Washington DC Smithsonian Museum of Natural History

Washington DC Monument
Washington DC ~ Archives
Dusty at the Washington DC National Smithsonian Zoo

Colten in the Butterfly Pavilion

Good Morning all,
Well It will be a slight catch-up day.....I have been gone since early am last Thursday....I have not even been by the blogs yet. Got home late Monday night and had to work Tuesday all day to teach Tuesday night at the AAS store in Chesapeake VA. The class went wayyyyyy over I did not even get home till 2am. So here I am this morning trying to catch-up.

This weekend was FABULOUS>>>>>I mean just FABULOUS. I spent the whole weekend in classes at ART BLISS in Sterling Va. Was able to work with some AMAZING talented teachers and students. Oh my...just fun times. My first class started off with Melissa Manley. I took two classes with her....just perfect spent all day Saturday in here class then all evening in her other class. She ROCKS!!!! She is so AMAZING and just down to earth and I laughed alot....mainly because when she teaches it reminds me of myself when I teach. SO I could just giggle thinking okay I am not the only one!!! LOL!!! JUST AWESOME!!! Check her out.... click on her name to view her site. She will also be teaching at Art and Soul. There were other amazing artist at the Art Bliss like Deryn Mentock and Kerry Bogert. On Sunday I took classes with Kerry Bogert and had a fabulous time...she is awesome just filled with knowledge and down to earth amazing!! She even signed my book she wrote...just wonderful.....check it out. Totally Twisted. I will be sharing pictures all week of my trip up to Sterling Va., Art Bliss and Washington DC. Hubby took the boys sightseeing in Washington DC while I was in classes that is the times I miss but I do need to fill my creative side too!!!
Also let me tell ya about my shirts I made for the trip....well my dear sweet "sista from anoter mutter" as we say. We could be sisters really!!! She signed up for my first class back in Feb. and has been in everyone since...Beverly. Well I have been talking about the YUDU every since Provo Craft brought it out...well Beverly bought one and had not used it she said take it home and use it...well THANKS Beverly now I really want one!!!! LOVE IT!!! I made these cute tee's for the retreat....folks even said they would have bought one from me if I had made more. I used two cheapo tee's from M's and washed without fabric softener. Hung to dry....then went to work!! Using the Cricut alphas from Ashlyn's alphabet and Wall Decor and More I cut them in black and placed them on the YUDU then flashed the image....oh my fun fun fun!!!! Can't wait to get some more tee's. Also I used the fabulous I-Rock by Imaginisce . Love that tool!!! My dear friend Beverly bought it for me. Thanks Beverly. Oh well I must have talked your ears!!! Have a WONDERFUL INSPIRED Day of ART!!! Cyber Hugs, Dawn


Ohhh Snap said...

Love the tee shirts an Eiffel lot lol. Is it just me or does that snake look sparkly? Sounds like you had a wonderful time and now I want to go to Washington DC! TFS!

Unknown said...

Sorry I missed seeing your t-shirt...that's too cool. Sounds like you've have a couple of hectic days since ArtBliss.

Laura Twiford said...

Hi Dawn! It was so nice meeting you and having class together! Hope to see you again soon at Art and Soul! Loved the pix, I have a few posted of you on my blog as well! Hugs, Laura

Cindy said...

So happy to discover your blog...found ya through your comment on Christine's blog. :-) Wow, what fantastic pictures... looks like the family really enjoyed their time in DC while you were in class. I wish I had seen your t-shirts too...yes, you could have sold them! :-)
Your doodled Converse shoes are so cool, boy can you doodle!

Sherry -Aunt Elmo- said...

I gotta say I do not like snakes...I don't hate them...I just rather not see them but that is one beautiful snake!! Your pictures are so gorgeous and what great family memories!! (LOVE the butterfly one!! I'm a butterfly girl!)

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