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About Me

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I am nuts for Altered Books. I am mostly self taught but I have had training in basic art, interior designing, book binding and stamping. I have taught at Salado Studio and Stamp Salado in Salado, TX; and Artful Gatherings Studio and Artful Texas Retreats and the annual Altered Book Retreats in Texas. I have attended and taught at several art retreats in many states. Life has been kind to me there are several magazines and books that have published some of my efforts: RubberStamp Madness, Stamper Sampler, Altered Arts, Legacy now Somerset Memories, Somerset Studio, Somerset Studio Gallery IV, The Anthology of ATC (Artist Trading Cards), Green Craft Magazine, HandCrafted Volume 6, Destination Creativity, Stamper Sampler Catch up 2011. Other works: House of Cards an Exhibition of the Emerging Art of ATC, Breast Cancer Art Deck for Susan G. Komen Foundation, in 2008 an Altered Dress Form for a silent auction to benefit Susan G. Komen Foundation. Some of the vehicles I use for my art are: Altered Books, ATC (artist trading cards) Canvas, Collage, Handmade Books, Journals, Jewelry, Mixed Media/Paper Art ... I do hope you enjoy looking at the thing I love making ... enjoy!

Saturday, August 29, 2009

2010 Retreat/Workshop

2010 workshop date is set and again it will be VERY small just 6 people ....... it will be March 25-28, 2010 ......  the Deposit due when you sign up and becomes NON-refundable on January 15, 2010 and the Balance is due by February 15, 2010 ...... REMEMBER there will only be 6 spaces, so tell Santa to bring you your Workshop money ... this includes bed, 2 meals a day and classes ..... see you then ;)
Remember you will need to bring the basic tool kit listed below … if there is anything else you will need to bring I will let you know in the email I send to all of you about a month before the retreat ……
I feel all listed items should be in a well stocked basic tool kit, BUT if you work better with other items bring them.
Detail & Regular Scissors
4 large or 8 small Glue sticks - highly recommend Washable Elmer's School Gel glue sticks (orange lid with blue bottom)
1 new roll ¼" Double sided Wonder or Redline tape
Personal size Paper cutter
Package of regular sized brads - copper/gold/black (either color or a mix)
Package of 1/8" aluminum eyelets in basic metal colors
Black Memories or Versa Fine Ink Pad & re-inker
Versa Mark ink pad & re-inker (or some other clear embossing ink pad)
1 fine tipped water brush (this has a water reservoir in the handle)
1 mop head paint brush (about ½" fluffy head)
1 #3 detail paint brush
1 round sponge & 1 small sea sponge
Black fine tip writer (similar to ball point)
1 #2 pencil
White artist’s eraser
1 black Tombow or Le Plume type marker (you will use the paint brush/clarify type end)
Bone folder
Black waxed linen thread and tapestry needle
6" Metal ruler with cork
Exacto knife with extra blades
Personal Cutting matt about 5x9"
Itinerary for the Retreat:
Thursday -

Arrival - Noon to 1:45pm
1st secession - 2pm to 5pm
Supper (provided by Linda) - 5:30 to 6:30pm
Clean up kitchen - 6:30 to 6:55pm
2nd secession - 7pm to 9pm (the only night secession)

Friday & Saturday -

Breakfast (provided by Linda) - 7:30am to 8:30am
Clean up kitchen - 8:30 to 8:55am
3rd secession - 9am to Noon on Friday - Sat. will be 5th secession same timing
Lunch (provided by Linda) - 12:30 to 1:30pm
Clean up kitchen - 1:30 to 1:55pm
4th secession - 2pm to 5pm - Sat. will be 6th secession same timing
SUPPER - you are on your own both evenings

Sunday -

Coffee at 7:30 for those of us that can't function without it ... then you will have time to do finish up work while I fix brunch (about 10 or 10:30am) .... we can have a kitchen discussion of anything you have questions on ... around 11:30 you can start loading up and heading home hopefully having lots of fun and learning something you feel was useful