Tuesday, April 27, 2010


I have discovered that I LOVE taking workshops! The projects are always so incredible and the creative energy that is felt from everyone taking it is great! I also love how you are in a situation that allows you at least 4 hours to totally concentrate on your project without any distractions. AHHHH.....time just for minis without being pulled away from them by other's needs! I have only been privileged enough to take 5 workshops so far but have been taught quite a bit. 
1. Kari Bloom Art deco couch...........Loved it!!!
2. Two workshops from Barbara Stanton on miniature oil painting! Now, those classes were just incredible and   I really love painting!
3. Two workshops from Valerie Casson who is such a sweet woman! I really love her style too. I am sharing two photos with you of the workshops that I took from her. The first one is a picture of a workshop that I took in 2008 of a Pull Toy and a small puppet theater for the nursery. (the doll was a purchase from a show)
 The second photo is the workshop that I took in October 2009. Isn't this the sweetest letter holder? I hand painted it and had brought some tiny photos of images that I had copied to add to it. I am supposed to be taking a workshop from Rik Pierce this July on "The Crooked House". This workshop is making me so nervous as I have yet to build something and have never worked with paper clay! We will see what happens!
  What workshops have you taken? I would love to hear about them!


  1. Hi Patty,
    I just read a blog from http://hagerbears.blogspot.com/
    Go and see, she did a workshop from Rik Pierce.

  2. Thank you Sylvia, I just went to the sight and looked at her building! Looks good.