Saturday, May 09, 2009

First Night ZNE in Pleasanton Continued, Post Two!
me and mom in gallery2Here is a photo of Mom and Me at the Gallery Studio7, our first night at ZNE and in Pleasanton. The following are more photos inside the gallery!Me in the Studio 7 Gallery!Here I am in the Gallery near a fabulous artists work, I just enjoyed these illustrations, and forgot to buy his book while I was there, that's now on my to do list. incredible.At Gallery 7, Fabulous Artwork! 2At Gallery 7, Me, Ula and Ruth!Me, Ula and RuthAt Gallery 7, Me and Iva!Here is a photo of Me and Iva, I love this one, its glowing too.At Gallery 7, Me and Chel! 2Me and Chel, notice my Starbuck's Coffee, so happy I had coffee that day!LOLjill me and brandyJill, Me and Brandy!At Gallery 7, John Troast!The Amazing John Troast performing, he is incredible. After John Performed, A few of us headed over to American Harvest, such an amazing store, located a few shops down from the gallery in downtown Pleasanton.Downtown Pleasanton!Downtown Pleasanton! 5Pleasanton is BEAUTIFUL and so serene, I was taking pictures of the streets, the trees both the flowery ones and the warm palms, main street is similar to a street in Ocean Grove, NJ, or New Hope, minus the Palm Trees,Downtown Pleasanton! 4 Anyone who knows me knows I love taking pictures, lol, of everything. When I go some where I like to remember my adventure and photographing the elements and my surroundings helps me to do that, hence forth the Gumball Machines with doggy treats, I just had to photograph these, especially since I bought a 1950's gumball machine 2 weeks ago at a local rummage sale, its red and black wrought iron and stands 4 feet tall. LOL! I eventually made my way to the amazing American Harvest pictured here: Downtown Pleasanton! 9American Harvest gave attendees and instructors a gift voucher to redeem at their store and so glad they did I spent that voucher and much much more on wonderful goodies, I think we all did, we had to be there at least an hour lookinh through all the wonderful treasures housed inside this shop. Here is a sneak peak inside:American Harvest! 2American Harvest! 3I almost bought this dainty purse, it was sooo vintage chic.American Harvest! 4I so love these, don't you?American Harvest! Jill and Me!Miss Jill and Me!American Harvest! 8Here is a photo of my dream crown and glassware, I loveeee this picture of goodies.American Harvest! 8Lisa and Crown!Me and my dream crown, I love this picture, I feel so regal, LOL!American Harvest! Me AnnDenise Mica!Here is a picture of Me, AnnDenise and Mica, love these girls, Miss them soooo much already. Our first night was filled with laughter and fun, which smoothed out the bumpy start. When we got back to the hotel, Mica brought over some of her amazing pieces:Goodies by Mica aka GarboodlesLook at Mica's dolls, how can you pick just one, Miss Ruth, I miss her too, bought the one on the right called: Happy and I got this one: Sweet Serendipity, it is possibly one of my favorite dolls ever, I carried her back home to NJ with much care, she is truly magical, here she is Sweet Serendipity:Sweet Serendipity by Mica aka Garboodles!This doll means alot to me, Serendipity is what Ann-Denise and I call our first encounter and Mica made it, plus it has traveled from Southern California to Pleasanton and straight to New Jersey.
Stay tuned for post 3, our 2nd day/ 1rst day of classes in Pleasanton. In the meantime take a moment and visit these fabulous art blogs of wonderful and amazing people, plus visit these extraordinary shops in Pleasanton:
American Harvest
438 Main Street
Pleasanton, CA 94566

P.S. Magic and Artful Joy to you all!
P.P.S. To see more of the Zne 2009 photos click:


MaygreenFairies said...

What a beautiful place, and what wonderful eye candy, LOVE IT, LOVE IT, LOVE IT.... can't wait for phase three!! Hugs, Mandy x

faerie enchantment said...

LOL, I took so many pictures I had to breake them all down into separate posts, LOL!. I had 2 cameras with me...

Scrappy Jessi said...

hey sweets,
whay a fab weekend. i see so many familer faces. all with smiles.
sounds like you had a ball.


Tristan Robin Blakeman said...

wow - it looks like an amazing time - and photos of some of my favorite artists I see for the first time!

you seem to be having an absolute blast - good on you!

faerie enchantment said...

LOL! thanks so much, I have loads more to upload and make highlights of, eventually they will all make it to facebook too...

Coastal Sisters said...

I would loose my mind in a place like that. There would be nothing left but dust in my wallet after shopping in that wonderful shop. I can't wait to see post three!


PCarriker said...

Wasn't it just too much fun? I so loved meeting you, you are a vibrant, sparkling soul! I still have to post pics, it's been a crazy week at home with lots going on!

Elaine A said...

Sounds like somebody had a real blast and found a treasure trove of goodies!!! So Glad you enjoyed yourself with wonderful friends and wonderful sights. We did miss you though. Welcome home!

Elaine Allen

~Melissa Merrill~ said...

I do the same thing, with taking so many photos when I'm on vacation or anytime. All of your photos are great. It was a good time all around when we were in Pleasanton.
Happily Creating.

p.s. i went to Amazon and left a review for your book.