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Tuesday, December 28, 2010

In case you NEED some inspiration

Hey Y'all...
First of all, I'm thankful we did NOT get that snow that is paralyzing the East coast.  We may even be in the 40s by New Year's with rain...but at least it won't be snow.  Should melt the snow we have, too...now THAT would be a great way to start the New Year.

Next...while I usually like to work by myself when I'm creating, I've been quite interested in taking an online class that the wonderful Los Angeles artist, Mary Ann Moss, has been offering for some time now.  I've never had the "extra" money...and it seems that everytime we do splurge on something we want instead of need, something needing major repairs breaks.  Well, I'm keeping fingers & toes crossed this time, because as a Christmas/Birthday/Valentine's present, I am now signed up for her Remains of the Day online class

If you click the class link on her blog, you will see that Mary Ann is offering her journal class, as well as her Stencilry class at reduced prices until 12/31/2010.  Thanks, Mary Ann!

If you need a creative gift for yourself or someone you love, the time is right.  I'll be creating & journaling my way through the depths of winter here...and I'll share my adventure results...but NOT the class info...as I go along. 

This is a perfect class for me, as I can still work by myself, whenever I want to...which is most often in the middle of the night when I cannot sleep. Now to go clean through my piles & piles of paper & ephemera in preparation for assembling my first journal...yea!!!

BTW...my art piggy bank now has the goal of saving enough to be able to sign up for Kelly Kilmer's class, An Artist's Journal:365.   Kelly's blog is another one just jam packed full of inspiration & information...she has info on tape, pens, acrylic mediums, books, and art journals...and she shares it all with us through her blog.  Thanks to you, too, Kelly! 
***Update...Many thanks to my friend Bev for her gift to me of Kelly's class!!!  Love ya, Bev!***

Now go forth and seek artistic inspiration to start the New Year off right...I did.
Happy New Year!!!


  1. Yea-I'm so happy for you, Debbie!! These on-line classes are a great way to enjoy class and save a little $ too-I had SO much fun in Stephanie Lee's Homesteader's Metalsmithing class. It opened up so many doors. I can't wait to see your creations with Mary Ann.
    Happy New Year, sweetie! Kitty hugs,

  2. This is a great class - but they are addictive - I won't say how many I have done - but I now check all envelopes for potential pages in my ROD journals.

  3. I have really enjoyed Mary Ann's ROD class and find it interesting to see the journals that are still being created as a result. Just wanted to let you know that "I hear you"!!! in regards to Ohio's winter weather. My DH and I Escaped central OH (Mansfield) back in August, finding ourselves in TX now. Not really where we want to be in the long run but will do until his retirement in a couple years. Have fun with the class. I'm looking forward to seeing your creations.

  4. Hi Kitten...wish I had read this earlier, in time to get the great price!! Sounds like an amazing class!

    Say, did I read somewhere that you are doing an inchie swap? I can't find any info so maybe I dreamed it...heehee

    happy New Year!!

    PS....it's 8 degrees outside! brrrrrr

  5. Thanks, Kitten, for the kind words. You're the best!! Happy New Year! :)

  6. yeah....we got 25" here in NY...but NJ got 32"...

  7. HAPPY 2011! I think your piggy is gonna have to find another purpose in life! (snicker)

    Glad you didn't get the snow either!

    Keep warm and hope you are doing ok.

  8. Hi Debbie...did you enjoy the journaling workshops?


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