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CREATE Mixed Media Retreat: Costa Mesa 2011

What a whirlwind of a week spent in lovely California.  Though I hardly ventured out of the hotel, except to buy a phone charger (I forgot to pack mine)!

I taught three classes and took two.

I taught my "Distress Ink is Awesome" class:

And "Layered Images: A Stamp Carving Workshop":

And finally "Easy Pendants":

I took two book binding classes.  One from Angie Platten (read about it here on her blog) and the other from Dea Fischer.  I always bind my books in a kind of messy five hole stitch, so it was awesome to learn some new techniques.  Angie's class was about how to bind a book that allowed you to put in the pages afterwards.  Genius technique, I'm telling you!  Dea is a serious book binder and conservator and a walking encyclopedia of knowledge about the ins and outs of book binding.  I walked away from both classes with a lot of great ideas!

As always, the best part of any creative retreat is meeting all the cool people.  So many inspiring artists in one place!  I always always always learn something new from my students as well as the teachers.  And it's lovely to make new friends and it goes without saying that meeting blog readers up close and personal is the best!  Thank you to all of you who took the time to take my classes.  I loved every minute of it!

Thanks for stopping by!


P.S. Don't forget, you can take these three classes from me at CREATE in Chicago as well!