This Memorial Day Weekend didn't disappoint - if you've lived in Reno a few years and know that you can depend on Memorial Day to have some cold, some wind, some rain or a combination of all three like this past weekend!
Well at least it didn't snow ...well maybe just a little!
Here's some pics of some things I did this weekend....
Thursday night was the Grand Opening of Artistree on Plumb at McCarran.
Owner Nancy Nelson has a lot of cool things planned, including classes and art exhibits. This is just a wee glimpse of all the fun things in the shop!
Nancy said she'll be open everyday but Sundays.
I couldn't leave without making one teeny purchase, so I picked up a heart and bird stamp by Stampington...stayed tuned. Hearts and birds! My two favorite things!
Photo of my nephew David at Zagol's - the great Ethiopian restaurant on 4th Street.( Turns out he went to grammar school with the owner's daughter - small world)
The less than happy look on his face is caused by the beer, not the food!
Took a nap...this is a photo of Rosie socked out on the carpet. Yes, she's elderly and sleeps with her one cataract eye halfway open. She also snores sometimes.
I also caught up on a ton of paperwork, finished my Garden Statue ATC's, my pages in Jennifer's Round Robin Journal and started my Artfest scrapbook...will post those projects soon...
This is a sweet little 6 page mini-book for Father's Day. The base is a Maya Road chipboard book. We'll embellish with Tim Holtz inks and gears, Memory Box stamps and Basic Grey papers. It's the perfect size and a great gift. If you'd like more info on the workshop, send me an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
Here I am at 5 p.m. today with my painting, the energetic Jesse Reno on the left and his talented girlfriend Lana on the right. They came down from Portland to teach a class at Art On Earth here in Reno...what a great time! Jessie is a great teacher and I learned alot...
You might wonder about my psychedelic colors but I don't know what to tell you...there were these big bottles of Dick Blick acrylics and I must have been having an 80's flashback.
I was also worried about my colors getting muddy - as you can see, that didn't happen.
We did run out of yellow and I may be to blame.
Pic of Sheila, the gracious owner of Art on Earth
Here's Jesse's masterpiece. Lana collaborated on this piece as well.
Here's Pam's painting ... she was the master (with great success) of the reworking process Jesse talked about...
And here's Julie's painting...I knew Julie around 10 plus years ago when we would be at the same show; Julie with her gourds and me with Rosie and Rosie's recipes.
I decided to attack the scrap/cat room today. Yes, my cats share my scrap space with me, which makes for some interesting times and the need to leave the room when I'm using glue, or paint or stickles - LOL!
Before we moved into this house, I took the carpeting out of "my room" and replaced it with Pergo. Pergo is the best - it holds up to paint and cat gak and washes very easily.
John kept trying to divert me with invitations to go bike riding and later, pizza. But when you work full time, Sunday is it until the next weekend. And if I wait till next weekend, i could be right back where I started.
So, I got alot of major stuff done today; vacuuming and purging. Next weekend, or maybe some nights this week (who am I kidding) I'm going to:
Sort my brads and embellishment drawer. I have the containers...just need to sort.
Sort my Quickutz - not sure how that whole situation got out of control - (again, who am I kidding)
Part with old magazines and make room for my Tim Holtz storage containers. They tend to attract cat hair when on the floor, so putting them in the book shelf is a much better plan which leads me to ....
Sort and label all my inks and put them in my new Tim mega-storage container which then will free up my
12 x 12 paper holder so i can
sort my paper stash - the final frontier!
Ha! I have A PLAN....and a big pile all set to go to Step Two.
Haven't posted in awhile - life is a little weird when you live in the seismic zone.
But it is a new work week and I decided I needed to take a photo to start my day .... so I pulled baby rock bunny away from his mom and placed him in the quince...
When we redid the backyard I told the designer that I loved quince and mock orange and smoke bush and pear trees and flowering cherries ...and I got everything I loved!
I'll probably do something with this photo for my California Art Girls Garden Sculpture ATC Trade this month...
Have a Creative Day!
P.S. I've received a few e-mails .... I will be hosting a workshop, "For The Man In Your Life." on Tuesday, May 27 from 6-8:30 p.m.....based on the concept of how much guys really do like to look at pics of themselves ...and making a mini (6 x 8) photo album for hubby, dad, bro or boyfriend...is a truly special gift!