Friday, February 8, 2013

Artsy Opportunities Abound

At a class last night, my friend Lisa S. said something to the effect that we're so lucky to have so many wonderful classes on offer here in Oklahoma, and she's right!  I've had three great classes this week, and missed one last week due to illness.  There are so many classes coming up - including amazing local teachers along with four Donna Downey classes - that I can't decide what to take. Of course, I'd love to take them all, but that's just not feasible so I may have to draw straws!

My first class this week was taught by Bobbie at Paper Crown.  We made the cutest little Valentine's banner and a lovely "Message in a Bottle." 

This was my first class with Bobbie, and we discovered that we went to high school together.  She's a few years younger, but it was a small school so everyone pretty much knew everyone.  Someone else in Tuesday's class knew another of our classmates.  Small world!

Thursday evening I had another class at Paper Crown, this time taught by Jackie.  We made Valentine's crowns, and they were so much fun! Jackie had lots of different images and embellishments for us to work with, so every crown came out a bit differently but they were all beautiful. You can see them all on her blog, Good Grief Girdie.

Bow close up

In addition to the cute nametags and wonderful treats Jackie is known for, she also has lovely door prizes. I was fortunate to win one of her Character Construction paper dolls, and I just love it!
This morning I had yet another class, this time at My Heart's Fancy. Lisa B. showed us how to make this fabulous steampunk heart - love, love, love!

In addition to all this wonderousness, I was so happy to see old friends (great to see you, Lisa S. and Bobbie!), make a few new ones, and learn some new techniques.  I told Lisa B. today that one tip she gave me was worth coming to class for on its own - I needed a straight pin to open my Paper Glaze. She popped a "pop dot" (the little foam circles used to elevate paper elements) onto my bottle, stuck in a straight pin, and now I'll always have one handy when I need it.  Now, why didn't I think of that?  Thanks again, Lisa!


  1. oh i wish i was closer to take these classes...I will always make room for you in a swap Terri...I have you down.

  2. Sounds like great fun and love the treasures you made!

  3. That valentines banner is adorable! You sure are lucky to have these classes! I would be the first to sing up if we had any around me! Be sure to post more pics of your next projects!

  4. I wanted to take that banner class but couldn't. Bobbie does such a great job. Cute!!

  5. Lisa is clever -- and now I have a new tip, too! Gosh I love all you made, starting with that banner!! Very fun -- lots of layers. I wish I could have been there for even one of those classes! Do they supply all the pieces or do you bring your own?

  6. Oh you are soooo lucky to live in an area with so many classes! I love all your projects. Especially your banner. I am in love with frilly banners! lol!
    Gorgeous work!
    Happy Valentine's Day!

  7. Oh yes! You are so lucky, what adorable classes! I love the vintage juvenile type of valentines in your banner. Thanks for your visit to my blog and your kind words. Have a great week! ~Lorraine ♥♥♥

  8. Thanks for signing up for our classes at Birdsong too!

  9. Hi there!
    Thanks so much for visiting my blog today and I am glad you enjoyed the button love. You got a big bag for $3?? Score! I haven't had any luck finding them locally lately. I hope you will be showing them off on your blog - I would love to see!
    BTW, the comment you left was from the "no-reply" address so I couldn't answer you back directly so hope you don't mind that I responded here.