Thanks all for the kind and thoughtful comments on the last few posts.
I enjoyed reading about everyone's studio experience.
We are now back from Payson. Unloaded and rested.
Emptied all the suitcases of supplies and treasures.
Put the studio back in working order.
Paper & Metal Scrappers supplied us with a fantastic weekend of teaching!
It was a whirlwind of beeswax, laughter, and some very fine pieces.
The ladies of Payson are an incredibly strong group of artists.
We taught one class on Friday night.
Then we taught three classes on Saturday.
A full house and a full day on Saturday.
They devoured every technique. A very experienced bunch of gals.
No strangers to the power of Distress ink and Alcohol ink.
Saw some old friends, and met a few new ones.
Each and every one was a pure pleasure.
Brenda and Barbara (the owners) did a great job filling the classes.
Here is also a cool snip- Saturday was such a hustle and bustle type of day.
That I needed a pair of extra hands and some bees waxing help.
Many of you know my partner in all things. My wife Lesley.
Lesley is the other half of Jack & Cat Curio (AKA the Cat).
Lesley is a trained artist with a degree. Art major with a vast background.
Myself I'm a theater major and a jack of
many trades -much of them self taught.
I met Lesley while she was finishing school.
That was thirteen years ago. Love at first sight!
Anywho- we started Jack & Cat Curio together about three years ago.
Our styles are very similar.
But you can see the differences if you look really close.
The Cat hasn't taught a class in some time.
In the past the Cat has taught an ample amount
of classes ranging in a variety of subjects.
Public non credit classes. Chocolate demos and trade shows.
But as of late her teaching desires have not been burning.
That may have changed after this weekend.
Lesley jumped right into the role of teacher this weekend.
A huge needed help.
But now that she has a taste of teaching again- I think that perhaps the Cat is out of the bag...
So here are a few pics of the classes and a few projects.
Saw some of the best work I ever taught come out of these classes.
The ladies took the projects in all different directions.
Each with a very distinct personal voice.
Great ownership of each piece.
Thank you ladies for a wonderful time.
Lesley and I enjoyed our time with you all.
Big Thank you to Brenda and Barbara!
We love your store and your strong inspiration for all.