I have so much new news...
I cannot believe we are almost into MARCH! Time is just flying by,,
we had a wonderful weekend a few weeks ago in Bend Oregon!
Our favoirite Ski area, we have good friends there and always have the BEST time.. I got to do a little Antiquing while there, went to some fabulous fun stores!
I have a couple stores there who carry my jewelry line , so that kept me busy going to visit them and take MORE HUGE orders!..
The kids took friends and we rented a Fabulous Large
home that we all had some great laughs in! ..
We seem to always look at homes to buy while there, its just a place we would like to maybe move someday..
We have a condo in Lake Chelan that we sure enjoy as well..
Well I also got to go to a Art retreat with a good friend I met at another art retreat! seems I always come away from those with new found friends Which i LOVE!..
One whom I met lives right NEXT door to my brother ! how is that for FATE! we now talk daily and enjoy it totally..
anyways back to the retreat, it was in San Juan Islands, we took a ferry to get to our destination, stayed in this fabulous Bed and Breakfast, and enjoyed the MOST amazing women teaching us all new jewelry tricks, and WERE they ever OMG, I was SOO amazed, I mean totally could NOT believe how these women taught us so much and encouraged us to use them in our life daily, I told them I was now teaching and they were SO EXCITED and told me to spread the LOVE of art...!
These gals were true EDUCATORS, I had never seen or been to anything like this... I will soon show you all pictures of what we made... I will say the wheels are spinning now !! designing jewelry is never ending learning , you just learn so much with every class.. this by far was the BEST class EVER.. it was two days to total education ..
My sister and I had a GREAT Birthday, tomorrow is my moms Birthday, sure wish she was here to celebrate it with her! shes been gone now almost 8 years, I just cannot believe it, our Birthdays were always celebrated together, so there is always an empty feeling without her.. I look back and cannot believe how young I was when My mother passed, and then realize even more how young my kids were.. its really a reality check..
My new friend in San Diego, is so FUN, she is Hosting me and 4 friends to come stay at her home while i teach 4 days of soldering workshops there.
My brother lives only a few homes away from her, so we will jump from home to home.. Bobbie the wonderful women who's hosting these retreats at her home is so excited we are coming, her home is often featured in the Magazine San Diego... her home is a mansion and is MISSION HILLS! its on the knob over looking the mission valley and you can see San Diego shine... we have so much fun things planned for that retreat ! if your looking for something FUN to do in April then you better go check it out.. http://www.terribrushdesigns.com/
I have had SO many emails from so many people excited to come to my workshops , its really opened a whole new branch of life..!
Once you take a class your HOOKED!..
well enjoy the last few days of February! ..
I missed all the fun at the grand opening of the QUEEN OF TARTE show, I can only imagine how fantastic it was, Cindy is amazing, she is so much like my good friend Ilona Steelhammer a well known artists and home interior designer, they just have magic finger! I cannot wait for Cindy's next show! also BARNHOUSE! if you have never seen either of these shows, find them on my blog roll to the right , and keep your eyes open for there next events.. all I can say is FABULOUS!...
Oh I forgot, my hubby got me all kinds of COOL new jewelry toys for my birthday, one was a New Glass laser Ring SAW! it cuts ANYTHING any shape ! I know WHAT girl wants tools for her birthday! LOL.. ME!!