I am attending classes taught by some really creative women, who have designed projects to both inspire and push us creatively. I'll be creating a piece of art with Lisa Kaus, a gorgeous fairy cage with Kelly Lynn Yeary (dude, I have enjoyed her creativity since before Silver Bella 2006!), a delightfully vintage bracelet with the french vintage jewelry maven Kaari Meng, a teacup friend with Beth Quinn (I have one of her ORIGINAL pieces... created before she found her spot with her "she" line), and soldering away with the queen of all things soldered, Sally Jean. I, along with the entire student body, will have the joy of attending a group class with the grand madame of Silver Bella, Mrs. Teresa McFayden.
To say I am REALLY looking forward to next week would be a gross understatement!
I have the privilege of swapping with others who "get" me and who enjoy creating along "like" directions. This year, I am participating in the following swaps...
- Silver Bella Souvenier Journal Swap hostessed by Jill Sibbald
- Custom Canvas Art Swap hostessed by Sheila Rumney
- The Love Chapter Swap hostessed by Lynn Lebsack and Karla Steele
- Upcycled Treasures Swap hostessed by Susan Reaney
- 2nd Annual "Queen of Arts" Swap hostessed by Shea Fragoso and Debbie Murray
Do you know what I mean by "be-ing?" I can go and just be... no pressures (other than those that i put upon myself) and I can go, forget about the challenges and struggles of daily life and just do my "thing" with women who get and INSPIRE me. I love it! I'll get to hang out with her, her , her and her. We'll get to listen to her as our esteemed guest speaker. And... she'll be there and so will she, she, she, she, she, she, she, she, she and she. Well, in honesty, there are over 150 attendee's this year, so there's going to be LOTS of she's who'll be there and I am looking forward to being with each and every one of them!
I have got to get busy packing my bags, finishing my supply gathering (which means rifling through my studio to find it all), and getting things situated at home so that we're ready to fly the coop and begin the adventure!