Pins, needles & the internet
(Hurry up to wait, ever hear that expression? I'm facing that challenge today as I wait for the Craftsy class to launch and try to get ready for the big giveaway(s) on Facebook and thru my newsletter. It should be released early next week (wait - aren't there fireworks scheduled for Tuesday?!). In the meantime I'm on pins and needles while packing for Crested Butte and looking forward to a book signing at a delightful spot in the town. Rumors anchors Elk Ave (the main drag); I'm going to set up outside to catch some of the farmer's market traffic on Sunday, July 9. I can't wait to see who I run into randomly which is always a cosmic tickle.
I love the internet and the connections to real people! I am enjoying the Craftsy class I am taking on Creative iPhonography and wanted to reach out to the instructor, Holly Jansen, to tell her that I was going to feature one of the apps she describes in her class on my recent e-newsletter. Bada-bing-bada-boom....we have now connected thru email and the world shrunk. She lives in California and offers fabulous photo workshops, someday I hope to meet her in person. She offered to guest blog; great idea! Hoping to do that in August.
Carving out time
Have you ever faced a million reasons to cancel your journal/sketch time? Sheesh! This past week I had a plan to meet my sketching buddy, Joyce, for a few hours and it was such a challenge to keep our date. But we forged ahead and I was so glad. It was as good as going to a spa for a 90 minute massage! We found shade, a delightful yellow house and some quiet, morning air. Ahhhh. What fun! I played with choosing some details and hinting at color (middle picture) then when I got home I added the text in blue in the sky area (then added a little water over the pencil to blend it a bit and hint at sky/clouds). It was a great reminder to slow down, plan some journal time, and relax a bit. Thanks Joyce!
Hot time at the Summer Art Market!
The annual Summer Art Market, sponsored by the Art Student League of Denver is running this weekend and I gave a demo this morning. I love this fair, but hate the heat, so I was glad to be indoors! I met some delightful folks; some were seeking a place to cool off and others came specifically for the demo. It was great fun to introduce everyone to the magic of spray inks. My hubby was there and caught this moment where I am explaining the Joyful Pages journal kit, while other participants tried their hand with the sprays. Thanks ASLD!
Long week, great ending!
After 4 days of filming for the new Craftsy class (Expressive Pages: Journaling the Everyday) it was fabulous to teach real students! Our Travel Journal class on Saturday had a blast; thanks to all the lovely women who pretended we were wandering in Italy. Beautiful pages, great tags, inspiration all around.
The film crew at Craftsy was wonderful; lots of laughter and every effort was made to help this novice feel at ease, but talking/teaching to the camera for 3 days was an unusual challenge...and in full makeup, LOL! The class should be released in early July, I am looking forward to seeing how the magic happens as the footage gets edited (including location shots in Tattered Cover, Nixon's Coffee House, Lincoln's Roadhouse and Washington Park). It was such an honor to work with such skilled professionals. I'll have discount links on my web site as soon as the launch happens.
Filming on location(s)
What a riot! Craftsy filmed the journal process in 4 locations on Tuesday. We had a grand time in Nixon's Coffee House, Lincoln's Roadhouse, Washington Park and Tattered Cover. It was a slow and totally fun process, lots of laughing and lots of carrying of equipment. The dive bar scene included background footage of my son, Elliot, and CarolAnn's husband, Lloyd. The bartender even knew how to make a fake wine drink (it was 10am in Denver!) On to the real class shoot today.