Friday, May 08, 2009

I'm Back from Pleasanton California, ZNE Convenzione Post One!
Hello all,
I have missed all my friends in blogland, I came back from California early this week and have been sorting things out on the business and book front, so I apologize for not blogging earlier then today.Over The Rocky Mountains!Over the Rocky Mountains on the airplane!Over The Rocky Mountains! 2I wanted to start this blog post off with my beginning adventure to ZNE Convenzione in Pleasanton, California which began Wed. April 29, 2009 at 4:30am Eastern NJ Time.
To start I packed my car keys, lol, eventually found them and Glenny drove us down to Newark Airport, where security guided us to our flight which we had 5 minutes left to board and fly out at 7am. We arrived at 10:30am in San Francisco, to find out our luggage was on another flight and would be delivered to the hotel that night, lol! All my make-up, clothes and class supplies were in there...NICE!On the way to Pleasanton! 4Chel picked us up at the airport and drove us to the hotel, the Pleasanton Marriot, the staff was soooo nice, and by the end of the trip new my mom and me by first name, LOL! That same day my room was charged 3 times and a different amount, talk about a fainting spell...Pleasanton Marriott, My View!Well I was in much need of coffee, food and extra supplies, so the shuttle drove us to the Michaels shopping center, where I bought new goodies and while on line, I heard my name: "Lisa", I turned and saw a familiar face, I said "Gypsy", it was instant hugs and happiness, I love this girl.Me and Gypsy at Michaels!We talked for a bit and she mentioned there was a Starbucks around the corner, well, that made the day even better, Coffee, a cup of coffee, I'm simple, LOL!Me and the Great Gypsy at Michaels! 2Me, Gypsy's Friend and Gypsy at Michaels!When My Mom and I arrived at back at the hotel, boom, our luggage was there and so was: Ann-Denise Anderson, Mica Garabino, Ruth Rae, Julie Bergmann and Brandi Butcher-Isley,all checking in for the convenzione. Ann-Denise was my room-mate, Mica and Brandi were our next door room-mates, while Ruth and Julie were down the hallway. Now it was time to get ready and head down to Gallery 7 to meet the rest of the girls and to watch Jon Troast perform, with a live podcast as well, not to mentions some delicious truffles, loved them can't you tell? LOL!trufflesThe following are some pictures inside the galleryAt Gallery 7, Instructors! 2Pictured are: Ulla Milbrath, Ruth Rae, Ann Denise Anderson, Mica Garabino, Brandie Butcher-Isley, Iva Wilcox, Chelise Stroud, Me and Gina Gabriell.At Gallery 7, First Night!Julie and Me taking pictures of each other, LOL!the girls at galleryAnnDenise, Mica, Julie, Chel and Me!
I have a treasure trove of photos, part two of day one will be posted tomm, with even more pictures, plus I'm still adding the rest of close to 400 photos, lol, to my online photo album for the rest of the zners to see and the highlights for all of you. You can also visit the ZNE Convenzione 2009 Album in my flickr account for almost a full set of images.


Valarie said...

Well, it sounds like once you made it past all the "obstacles" you had a good time. I wish I could have been there.

Kaerie Faerie said...

Cool pics, Welcome back Mermaid Hostess, You won my give-away, would like to send you some goodies from the French Faerie Party! e-mail me with your address, if you are still interested!
Kaerie Faerie

The Gossamer Tearoom said...

Welcome Back Lisa! We have all missed you, but we are glad you had such a good time! While you were gone, I e-mailed you some collages for

Wishing you a wonderful night,


Deborah said...

Well, that 'splains everything! I was wondering where you went. Glad to see you had a lovely time. **blows kisses** Deborah

faerie enchantment said...

LOL, I've been swamped with work, LOL, and finished editing all the pictures from the event, my artwork images and new workshop booklets.
I'm back and missed you all...
Miss Kaerie, I won, OMG, that just made my weekend, Thank you sooooo much, I will email ya now!

Magic and Joy Everyone!

Sabii Wabii said...

Got you posted...I went and had my hair done the next day! Hah! It was great to meet you face to face. Looking forward to more fun art projects together.

MaygreenFairies said...

Ohhh I just love reading about your Art Adventures, I SOOOOOO wish I lived closer to you so I could share in your adventures too. Look forward to part two! Hugs, Mandy x

Suze said...

well had a hell of a good time, didn't you cute stuff !
Can't wait for our next Tiara Chronicles and I hope I'm around to make it.
Luv to Glen and Mom

Lola Enchanted said...

What a wonderful trip!! Glad to have you back though!!!

Geralyn Gray said...

I am glad you had a nice trip after a bumpy start. I can't wait to see the rest of the pictures.

faerie enchantment said...

I'm blogging about the rest of day/night one now, with the pictures and story...

Coastal Sisters said...

Looks like wonderful fun and frivolity was had by all! Thank you for sharing your journey with us!