April 1, 2015

Still here

It has been a long time since we have updated this blog.  . . .  we have just ran out of time in the last few months.

So many deliveries, new classes and guest teachers had to be unpacked and organized and of course we are working on many surprises behind the scenes all at the same time.  (apparently I haven't needed as much sleep as I thought. . . although if you see me walking around kinda in a zombie state, it is not a zombie apocalypse coming it is just me after a long night of planning)

I just looked for an image to place here showing me in a zombie state and they were pretty scary so just use your imagination.


We just had Julie Nutting here teaching three wonderful classes using her doll stamps.

Fun times and lots of creativity over the weekend.


Here are some special classes and teachers coming in the next few weeks:

First up we have Jill Haglund better known as Tweety Jill.

Jill wears a lot of hats... artist, designer, author, manufacturer and business owner! But most of all she is an "Inspiration-ologist"~ as she loves sharing her enthusiasm about ART through teaching classes in person, online videos and through tutorials.  

She is teaching a Mixed Media Canvas Class  on Saturday April 11th
you can find out the details here:  Tweety Jill Class


then on Sunday April 12th we have Raquel Mason teaching two fun Pop it Up Cards using Karen Burniston's dies.  Raquel is on the elizabeth Crafts and Karen Burniston's design teams and is a great person to learn from all about Pop it Up Cards

Look at the face on Grumy Dog, lol

More details about Raquel's class here:  April 12th Pop It Up Class


Sharyn Sowell is coming to visit us on May 9th

Sharyn Sowell has two studios: One is a rose covered cottage in the garden, chock full of rainbow-hued stacks of paper, pots of ink, scissors by the dozen, clattering old printing presses and far too many tubes of paint. The other is a suitcase crammed full of art supplies, ready to go at a moment's notice.  She designs everything from rubber stamps, fabric, greeting cards and giftware. 

Sharyn's art is a blend of calligraphy, watercolor, letterpress printing, and cut paper, all done meticulously by hand and merged digitally.Sharyn designs for companies like Hallmark, Creative Converting, and York Wallcoverings. Her original art can be seen in the British National Portrait Gallery, Children's Hospital Los Angeles, and the Orlando Waldorf Astoria. Her calligraphic Kindle covers have sold over 2.25 million units and she has won multiple Louie Awards, the Oscar of the greeting card industry. 

Sharyn has a line of dies coming out with Sizzix that are perfect for us Florida Beach peeps!

Sharyn is teaching two classes:

the first one is a banner that is amazing: . . . and just think of all the themes you can do, perfect for weddings, July 4th street parties, halloween, Christmas decorations and so much more. (I am so excited to get my hands on these dies)

 Here are the details for this Class:  Nautical Lights Banner

and then a Piano Hinge album in the afternoon:  By The Sea Mini Book


and then we have our good friend Wendy Vecchi coming back to teach two all day fantastic workshops.  If you have ever taken a class with Wendy then you know how many fun techniques she puts into each class.

Wendy is a full time artist/designer and owner of studio 490. She is a signature designer for Ranger & Stampers Anonymous.  Her Ranger product line includes Archival inks & coordinating embossing powders. She design stamps, art parts, stencils & clearly for art for Stampers Anonymous and has a studio 490 signature line of embossing pastes in 6 flavors.
Wendy loves to travel around the country & teach technique/stamping/altered art classes and we LOVE when she is here with us at ESS

Wendy is here May 23rd and 24th

May 24th details here

May 23rd Workshop details here

will write more soon,

Have a creative week, Michelle