Friday, September 4, 2009

Birthday/deadline week

Last weekend was my birthday weekend so to celebrate I treated myself to a class at A Work of Heart Studio in San Jose. This is a magical place, run by Andrea Chebelu. We were able to schedule this fabulous Mirror class (all you need is two other friends and Andrea will make a class just for you.). The studio is also available to rent by the hour. There is plenty of room to spread out and work on projects. Andrea generously shares her expertise and all of her supplies with you, including glues, soldering irons, paper trimmers, inks, punches, dies and much, much more. If you want to try out a technique, this is a great place to come and play. Leave the mess behind!

We worked with the same supplies, but the results are all different and represent our individual tastes perfectly:

My mirror

Robin's mirror

Maureen's mirror

The world needs more places for adults to play, don't you think?


Betty Hechtman said...

What a fun thing to do for your birthday and you have something to remember it by.

A belated Happy Birthday!

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Camille Minichino said...

Great idea and beautiful product, Terri!

Happily, there are more and more places like this. I met a woman at a library signing in Sonora this week who offered to do a card making class at my home this fall.

You can bet I'm going to take her up on the offer. Any SF Bay Area residents who want to come, let me know!

Linda O. Johnston said...

What a lovely mirror! And belated happy birthday.

Terri Thayer said...

My writing group did a card making class and we all agreed it was a wonderful afternoon. We got to be creative together in a different way and came away with a new appreciation for each other.

Thanks for the birthday wishes. My wish was that I was done with this book, but so far it hasn't come true. By Tuesday, it will though.

Allen said...

Really a unique collage of materials you used! I have seen the same art projects using native materials, yet this one makes me want to go to the more contemporary details! Thanks!