I met my #ArtGoddessIdol, GwenLafleur;actually took two classes with her,taught by her~
both "Angels and Icons" and "Mini journal Mayhem"
as well as,was able to meet in real life #IRL two of my Tribe mates,
Jill McDowell of Infinite Possibilities and Linda Edkins Wyatt of LindaEdkinsWyattBlogspot
It seems as though the four of us have known each other forever-we all agreed on that! So to spend this time together,well it was just Amazing!
As she demonstrates,you can actually feel the inspiration circling around everyone and the creativity bubbling over! Cool right?!! I am still reeling from the weekend!
"Angels and Icons",our class for the first day
Gwen was inspired to create this class from the many trips around the world she has taken, especially when she visited Russia and the Ukraine and experienced the beautiful shrines and churches filled with religious icons.
My piece is the one in the foreground, work in progress...I'll share again when it is finished!")
AND... Now for some exciting news!
PaperArtsy- in the UK!
Some of Gwen's stamps are based on her stencils, while others are new designs. Each and every one of these,in my opinion is out of this word marvelous! And... she could not have picked a better stamp company to produce her line. PaperArtsy's quality material and producers enable Gwen's highly detailed stamps to print perfectly in all of their glory! (guess I kinda like them huh?!heehee)
how can you not love these designs!
Available now at PaperArtsy !
The second day, Gwen taught us the class "Mini Journal Mayhem"
The classes were held in The Papercraft Clubhouse in Connecticut,to which we traveled.
We rented a little cottage and were able to bring Chum along. And when they weren't out walking,Rile was hitting up garage sales! Fun for All!
Mary,above in pink,was one of the Papercraft Clubhouse "personal shoppers" as we called her! If we needed or wanted a supply or paint from the store upstairs, Mary would get it for us- talk about being waited on! Tracie, the Clubhouse owner was super gracious and so sweet and Mary and Jonah were awesome at helping us with all of our needs.
and here below are our day 2 tablemates, Nancy on the left, Karenliz Henderson,many of you may know from Google and Jill McDowell.
Jill,Nancy and I took the two days of classes and Nancy, Jill, and Karenliz all live right in Connecticut so travel was easy for them!
A few pages in my Mini Journal Mayhem book, I was glad to complete a couple of them! Will share more along the way!
And on Saturday we said our goodbyes but have already started planning our next get together with Gwen our leader and her Tribe. Jill, Linda, Lynda Shoup, Sandee Setliff and myself! What a weekend that will be!! I miss my Tribees so much already!
Chum wanted to do selfies all the way home...
So happy you came by and left a note!
I've missed you all and am thankful for your support <3
If you have had a hard time finding my blog, you were not alone! Seems, since I stopped paying for it through Go Daddy, and went back with Blogger, my name had to be changed, so it is now Creatingwithcrayons-JackiePNeal
they have removed the without and just left with.
I'm ok with that for now, hoping to build a website, we'll see, but I will be sure to let you know! Thanks for hanging in there with me! I'll be by to see you soon!
hugs & love,Jackie ")