How do I even begin? I am still getting goosebumps about my visit to CA this past week. I guess I will just start from the beginning.
My trip started with a visit to my friend Julie Bergmann’s house. Julie and I met at the ZNE ConvenZioNE last spring and hit it off right from the start. She graciously invited me to stay with her and when I got the invitation to teach from Lisa Bebi, the plan was put into action. With good food, lovely wine and a trip to Pinkberry for yogurt we began our visit. The next stop was Stampington & Co. Jenny Doh and the rest of the editors were so gracious and wonderful. We were given the grand tour.
Meeting Jenny in person
Seeing Magazine covers with our names on them on a wall
Meeting with the photographer, Johanna, right after she had finished shooting my art journal for an upcoming issue.
Seeing my name on Jenny’s white board!
Recognizing peoples work just by looking at it
Seeing my aubergine pieces getting ready to be photographed
Doing Lunch with Jenny and Christin
Being filmed for a New Reality Show-LOL
Doing a Tutorial
Having everyone sign my suitcase
Next stop Lisa Bebi’s
A total thrill to meet her as I have long admired her work. She is just as fun as I thought she would be. We stayed up late and decided to do some painting late at night. She showed me her ‘Paint Over’ technique.
The class at The Stamp Addict was full with a waiting list.
The gals, and one guy were really fun and to top it off, who should walk in to the class but the famous Suzi Blu! How fun is that?! She is even better in person than on her youtube videos!!
Off to the gallery for my final workshop and met with another group of fun gals. Everyone was so nice and their work turned out great!
Off to the airport and home again. A completely crazy, busy, fun filled experience that I will never forget.
Tired but happy, journaling my way home.