Sunday, June 21, 2009


Before I say, "goodnight", I simply must show you what I've been up to these last couple of weeks.
One thing, and it was covered in the last post, is that my sister, Joan, is here visiting from Indiana.
Oh, have we had fun. And, as usual, it doesn't take much for me to make myself laugh so hard I PIMP and when I'm with Joan, I'm often the only one laughing. She's says I'm not funny, I'm stupid.
Oh, how wrong she is!!
Anyway, I've been frantically getting ready for the Paper Cowgirl Art Retreat that I leave for this Wednesday. I say "frantically" because Satan has been trying to have his way with me by doing mean things to keep me from accomplishing all that I need to crashing my new computer, having T-Mobile continue to be T-Moron - oh, I will be blogging about them after this retreat - and a bunch of other stuff I can't remember.
See??? He's even messing with my memory! I'm down to one brain cell! YIKES!!
So, here I am trying to get ready for the retreat at which I'll be teaching, am heading up a 22 participant ATC swap and am participating in Vendor's Night.
It's 10:30 here and I'm so tired all I want to do is go to bed! But, first, let me show you -

I did a run-through of the class I'm teaching just to brush up since it's been a while since I painted and that's what I'm teaching. (Don't tell my students!) For my practice canvas I did a very simple Marie Antoinette collage painting.
This is a close-up of Marie herself and some of the most amazing vintage lace that I added!
This is a close-up of the chandelier. It's really cool as it's a napkin and looks all old and cracked.
This here's a close-up of the vintage lace that I cut off of a larger, wider piece and a vintage drawer pull. Oh, so cool, I think.
I wish my camera took better pictures. These pictures don't do the canvas justice. But, never fear, I'm saving my money to buy a new camera so sometime in the next couple of years.......hahaha!
Oh, these are great.......tonight I "glittered" these flamingos and they're in my flower bed drying! I'm going to put a pink bandana around their necks and sell every one of them at Vendor's Night!
You can't see the glitter well at all in this picture, but trust me, they're "glittered" and look smashing!
And, I think I'm safe showing you the goodies that will be in my student's sacks that I've made. I doubt any of them have time to read my blog this week! I made them the most precious sacks and wrote them letters on these amazing tags that I made and am filling their sacks with all you see below! Won't they be surprised??? Don't you just love really cool surprises? I'm so excited for them to get their goodie sacks!
Okay, that took just a few more minutes than three, but it was a really fast post! I felt like I had been ignoring you and wanted to show you what I've been up to so now you know as much as I do! LOL
I won't get a chance to post again until I get back from Paper Cowgirl, but I'll have lots to show you then! Also, since I've been such a mess this month and didn't get a giveaway done, in July I'll have two fabulous giveaways! I hope that's good with y'all!
I've got the best readers in the world and I thank God for you!!


Linda B said...

I'm so jealous! I wish I was going to be at your event! Have fun and tell us all about it when your back:)

mendytexas said...

Oh WOW! What a project!! Everyone is just going to love it! :)mendy

Debby said...

hehehe..great post Jan!! Have lots of fun at the retreat.

VintageCrafter said...

Hey Jan! You lucky gal! Have a great time at your retreat. I'm sure that you will have a blast and post about all of the wonderful things you made and saw. Have a super time!

The Vintage Sister said...

Good luck with you sounds like it's going to be fun!
The goodie bags are awesome:)

Anonymous said...

Ooooo! Goodie bags! What lucky students you have! Say, those napkins look kinda familiar.


debsea said...

gosh i wish i could be there taking your class - that piece is beeyoutiful. and my naked flamingos in my mossy yard are jealous. you do some very cool stuff.

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Whim & Fancy Designs said...

Jan my new best friend...I didn't get to give you a hug before I left! I hope that get to see you again sometime soon! Don't forget to send the titles of the books! You're the best!
xoxo, Ann-Denise

summersundays-jw said...

I would love to be in your class. Looks like great fun. Looking forward to hearing about it. Jan


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