Monday, August 25, 2008


Wow! I have had a long hiatus. Summer is always a busy time and I was not really focusing on my art. So much has happened since I last blogged that it would take a long time to catch up. So here is a brief synopsis of the changes: My daughter turned 15 years old in June,I turned 29 AGAIN! in July. We went to Disneyland, Santa Cruz, Saratoga, Placerville and will be going to South Lake Tahoe this weekend.

This past weekend I attended the first ever ZNE ConvenZioNE! It was so AWESOME and INSPIRING! I got to meet many Artist that I had been in contact with via the Internet and it was spectacular putting the name to the face. We officially crowned the Queen of ZNE the Amazing Chel Stroud-Hery! She looked so beautiful in her black velvet dress and Regal Tiara.

The Luncheon on Friday gave us all a chance to introduce ourselves and get to know each other a little. I was very excited to meet the Fabulous Michele Beschen of the TV show "B Original"! She is absolutely Gorgeous!

I was also very Surprised and Excited to see my ART in the Worthington Gallery West. I had done a ZNE Workshop some months ago where we Altered Vintage Wooden Hangers, I knew at one point that it would be included in a Gallery Show, but had no idea that it would be this weekend. I was BEAMING!!!

Saturday morning was breakfast with the Wild, Succulent woman herself, SARK. Her story is truly inspirational. I feel so blessed that I was able to attend.

I took the Wonderful JoAnnA Pierotti's Nestled ~ Thinking Inside the Box. JoAnnA is such an Inspirational woman. I feel truly blessed to have met her. I also got a wonderful surprise when my name was drawn for a book that she has contributed too. And to my great surprise, it was a book that I had seen in the book store a few weeks prior and was trying to win on eBay. "Art Making, Collections & Obsessions" by Lynne Perrella.
There was alot of wonderful women in this class including: Lani Kent (have you heard her SING?? WOW!!) Danielle Muller, Kristin Hubick, Dori, Bonnie and Patti. What a Fabulous bunch of ladies! I do hope that I will meet up with them again in the future!

Dinner was at the Blue Agave in Downtown Pleasanton. The atmosphere was buzzing with laughter and talk of the classes that we had just finished atteneding. There was a silent auction, fabulous prizes and of course great food! I won two of the auctions!!! Yeah Me! It was a fabulous retreat and I look forward to attending again next year!
~Artful Blessing~


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