Friday, June 8, 2007
Bead and Button Show
Wow. What a whirlwind the past few days has been. Didn't sleep much at all Tuesday night because I had to be downtown at the Midwest Express Center by 7 am to pick up my registration packet. That's early for me these days.
(Picture - Out on a Whim's rainbow display of seed beads. As my sister Brenda would say purrrrrrrrrrrrr...)
Wednesday was the resin class with Susan Lenart Kazmer. An absolute blast and such an explosion of ideas and creativity. Shared my table of chaotic creativity with Brenda Schweder, Julie from New York City, and Pam Brown from Redmond, Washington. The class was everything I expected and more. The medium has so many possibilities open to the beginner and they are not difficult.
Susan was a wonderful teacher. She had a lot of information to share and was an inspiration to all of us. We all had the same directions, but there were so many different projects and ideas going on in that room that it was mind boggling. I'll have pictures of the resin soon.
Wednesday night was the Meet the Teachers Social. This year it was not a mosh pit - there was more room and the tables were spread apart. It was difficult to get near some teacher's tables because they were so popular or they had wonderful kits.
Ann Cook had some handmade polymer clay faces for sale. I'll take a picture of the one I bought in case anyone's interested. They're perfect for dolls.
Laura McCabe's table was mobbed. Couldn't get close, didn't try. So was Sherry Serafini's. Marilyn Moore makes beautiful wire baskets and is a great teacher. Took her twined little jewel basket class last year with my sister. Took me a while to finish the basket, but it sits on my computer table to inspire me.
Picture on the left: The Lone Beader's entry into the Bead Dreams contest: "Waiting for Dad."
I think that's enough for tonight. More pictures and stories later.