Monday, November 30, 2009

A Parcel Workshop and Adventure!
Parcel Workshop Night! 13Parcel Workshop Night! 8When I came back from Silver Bella I treated myself to another bday gift, this time with my mom at Parcel, in Montclair, this shoppe is beyond words fabulous, just ask anyone who has been there.Parcel Workshop Night! 19 Parcel Workshop Night! 4Parcel Workshop Night! 7Parcel Workshop Night! 25You'll be there for hours looking inside all the wall vignettes and nooks and crannies. I especially love the vintage circus section, too cute and magical.Parcel Workshop Night! 23Parcel Workshop Night! 26Parcel Workshop Night! 22Parcel Workshop Night! 21Parcel Workshop Night! 11Mom and I headed to the Office for dinner and walked on over to Parcel and was greeted by the wonderful Nancy, Vanessa and Kristin who was teaching the class: A Marie Paper Doll, made from gorgeous crepe paper, images, trimmings and millinery.Parcel Workshop Night! 3I spent about 15 minutes taking pictures of all my favorite spots in the store, deciding what would be great Christmas gifts for myself, lol and friends. After looking at some of these images from Parcel, you will agree with me its an artful storybook filled with surprises. I really love the magical Fairy Dust, don't you want to buy every color?Parcel Workshop Night! 28fairy dust 3 at parcelThe next big surprise was when My pal: Marlene aka Queen Bee walked into the store to take the workshop too, I love Marlene, we were both at Silver Bella together, and this was another treat for us...Parcel Workshop Night! 30Parcel Workshop Night! 29Parcel Workshop Night! 31We were given pre-made forms and assembled others, I choose Peach, I normally don't work w/peach, but I wanted to work with a color to challenge myself, and I loved it, Peach is my new fave color. Challenging ourselves helps us to grow as people and for me as an artists. I'm always learning every second, every minute of the day, that's the most exciting part.Parcel Workshop Night! 37Parcel Workshop Night! 36Parcel Workshop Night! 39Parcel Workshop Night! 38I haven't finished mine yet, but hope to have the final details on it finished by Christmas, Its going to be one of the toppers for my many holiday trees at home. All she needs is some extra millinery and glitz.Parcel Workshop Night! 43Parcel Workshop Night! 46Parcel Workshop Night! 47Kristin!Kristin-InstructorWhile working on our dolls, we muched on yummy rose flavored cookies, mini pastries, sparkling waters and wine, these all make the night or any night that much more, lol, I love pastries.
Parcel Workshop Night! 33Plus I was able to connect w/friends and meet new ones, we all worked together well. Our dolls each resembled our own styles and artistic magic.Me and Marlene!Me and Nancy!Me and NancyMe, Marlene and Nancy! 2Marlene, Mom and Nancy!Marlene, Mom and Nancy It was a magical time had by all and I hope you enjoyed reading my Parcel adventure!

Magic, Hugs and Joy!

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Friday, November 27, 2009

Silver Bella Part 3, Friday Night Soiree!
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After a morning workshop, day of shopping and late lunch, I probably could have used a nap, but AnnDenise decided to keep going and finish up last minute details for the Vendor Night Event of Silver booth 2My Silver Bella Display! 16Now I could finally slip into my new 50's style dress by xoxo and vintage camisole jacket I just bought at Second Chance, add in the necklace I made from vintage wares, some strappy sparkly shoes, a bunch of hand dyed trees in yummy aquas and pinks, Altered Art Circus and goodies from my home workshop, and I was ready to open up the Vendor Night Festivities.My Silver Bella Display! 8My Silver Bella Display! 15My Silver Bella Display! 9

My theme for this year was what I call" "Cupcake Chic" which is the term I have come up with a few years ago which labels creamy cupcake colors, 40's to 60's pastel colors, sugar craft and storybook sweetness all wrapped up into one hence the name: "Cupcake Chic". Olivia and Taylor!Nora and the Bubble Gum Soiree! 2Storybook and Confectionary Toys!The trees for this year where discounted trees I purchased which I hand bleached, base coated and spray painted Aqua and some pink. The tiny trees were bleached and hand dyed w/either koolaid dye mix or Rit Hot Water Dye Mix, 2 were spray painted w/creamy bright pink hair spray paint. (Visit the Art Glitter Site early next week for the bleach recipe and project.) me and miss joRebecca, Me and Charlotte!Me and Anna!The pieces I created blended into this color palette that I have been primarily working with over the year. I created Vintage Bottle Brush Tree and Flocked Deer Ornaments, Vintage Pine Cone Fairies and Ornaments, Storybook Toys, Confectionary Kids, Charlottes, Handmade Chic Dolls, Cupcake Toppers, Cupcake Topper Boxes, Cupcake Topper Dolls, Sugary Sweet Charm Bracelets, and more, plus I had on hand autographed copies of: "Altered Art Circus", which sold out, which I was so happy about. Me and Pam!me and miss kimKim and Mendy!Me and Jenn at Vendor Soiree! 2Me and Amazing Sherry!All the girls at Silver Bella rock, everyone made my night a magical and enchanting one. A special thanks to Teresa and her staff for all they did, Jo Packham, to the instructors, artisians, attendees and everyone who support what I do, my works, designs and books.Nancy and My Book!Silver Bella Vendor Night! 6Me and Caroline! 2Meleen, Julie, Me and Marlene!the girls of silver bellaJessi and Analise: Matching my Trees!Silver Bella Vendor Night! Lana!

And a huge hug and kisses to my roomie and Buddy AnnDenise, you rock Crepe Paper Queen.

Hugs to all, and hope you enjoyed my adventure.
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