Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Back from Inspired....

...and it was so much fun! Here's the wonderful Donna
Downey(on the left), our hostess.

We made this cute ring in a mini-workshop taught by Donna. I like
my vintage bling on the heart!

This was one of my favorite stores in the vendor market. Random
Arts is located in North Carolina and this booth had so many
wonderful art supplies, epherema, etc.
My first class, taught by Paulette Insall. The above painting is by
Paulette and of course mine does not look this pretty. I am about
75% finished with it.

Here I am working diligently on my self portrait.

I loved this class taught by Susan Edmonson, a quilt and fabric artist.
She had so many lovely samples of her great work. I could have
spent the entire weekend learning from her!
A beautiful sample of her work. The picture of the boy and horse is
actually on fabric that she runs through her printer.

Jennifer Stewart was another teacher and she is modeling her pretty
project. She encouraged us to do whatever we desired with different
paints and fabric. I hope to have mine finished soon and will post later.
Jennifer very generously shared from her vintage button collection.

She also set up a "glitter bar" which was so much fun. Who doesn't
love to play and create with glitter?

Paulo was our Inspired photographer and by the way, our
only male (except for Donna'a husband Bill) in attendance
for the weekend. I believe he had a rather good time "working"!

I was in group Z and each group held about 40-45 people. We are in
Cheyl Darrow's class, a metal workshop. I am pictured with Marsi,
from California, Esther and her sister Cheryl from Florida. We had
fun sitting together for all of our classes. We also had classes with
Carol Wingert and learned bookmaking, and a polymer clay class
with Tejae Floyde. It was a great time!!!


  1. Whow what fun! You must have had such an inspirational weekend! I think your ring is gorgeous and I cannot wait to see your other projects. Nice photos!

  2. Hey Kana...I didn't know you were at Inspired...I've been watching you blog a bit on my "google reader" and had you tagged as a Vintage/Multi Media beans...can't wait to see your finished projects. I was in Group Z last year and B this your art ring fron donna's class...I need to reheat didn't get finished...kinda like a surprise. Have a great week....fondly, Roberta

  3. What a great event. I love the glitter bar.

  4. You looked fully immersed in your work (and play) and the projects were awesome. I'm sure you have many stories to tell! Glad you had fun! (Carol Wingert is my favorite teacher!)

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  6. Kana-Love your photos. Had a great time with you this weekend. Your message made my day:) Got it when I got off work tonight. I can't wait to see your finished projects too!! Cheryl

  7. Kana,
    Can't wait to see the rest of your projects. Your ring is the vintage bling on the heart. Looks like you girls had a great time.


  8. Looks like you had a great time! I love the quilt and fabric lady's stuff. Love that cute ring too! Hope you are having a great spring time!

  9. You had me at glitter bar! Looks like fun, thanks for stopping by my blog. I hope to see you at Silver Bella as well!! XO!



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