Thursday, September 30, 2010

Necklace using the Making Memories, Ornamentea, and Susan Lenart Kazmer Charms

Student learning in Melissa Manleys Hard Candy Class

The studio in the Tropical Storm
My front yard
My front yard
Smithoian National Zoo Washington DC
Hubby and Kiddos at the Zoo
The butterfly Pavilion

Butterfly on Exhibit
Easter Island Statue used in the movie "Night of The Museum"

Smithsonian Easter Island Exhibit

Colby at the Smithsonian
Dusty this early morning

Colten at the Smithsioan Natural History Museum
Me and Colten
Washington DC
Washington DC
Hello Again,
             I have been trying all day to post this, we are in the middle of the Tropical Storm Nicole having winds, and torrential rain at this time. I did cancel my class for tonight...the Copics class.  I do want to share with you some more Washington DC pics, Art Bliss and the necklace.  I used a variety of charms to make this necklace. Beverly one of my students and dear friends brought me the "D" on the necklace, well when I was putting it in my metalshop/bead room....I said ummmm I really think I could put this together right now....well within like 15 minutes I had this wonderful little necklace complete. I love it, I had purchased the Susan Lenart Kazmer charms at M's...which btw I have bought like all of!! Love her AMAZINGI ARTIST.  The flower's, the other charms are from Making Memories Jewelry by Jill Schwartz. Awesome talent!!! Love these pieces. The wheels I am unsure of I bought them from M's on clearence. The chain and supplies are from   I buy alot of my supplies from will love that place!!! The boys had no school today but they have had a ball playing the XBOX 360. Hope you have a wonderful day. Cyber Hugs, Dawn

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
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