Friday, June 19, 2009

Back from Alabama

Well, the classes with DJ Pettitt and Deryn Mentock were absolutely awesome! I really can't even begin to tell you all how much I enjoyed their classes. If you ever get the chance to take one of their classes, please do. Both DJ and Deryn are wonderful teachers, so patient and understanding.
I'll post some more pictures later but for now, the above picture is what I painted in the first class. I did the wire attachment but it's not quite finished so I'll post that later. But I do love the wire on it.
I had a blast while in Alabama -met some really awesome women, ate some delicious food and just generally had a fun time.
I sure did miss my family though! My husband and I usually go everywhere together so that was a little different for me. I did remember to tip everyone that I was supposed to at the hotel (my husband usually takes care of all of that).
I was invited to join a great group (Altered Art Diva's) while in Alabama. This is the group that Joyce Vance is a part of - the lady that organized the entire workshop. What a gal! She did a great job and I, for one, am so glad that she took this project on for all of us.
So, anyway, I am so pleased to have been ask to join their group. The women that I met in Alabama were SO much fun! They know how to have a great time for sure...
I got to spend some time with DJ, Deryn and Ronnie Grundset after class hours. We had lunch or dinner together almost every day. I really love to get to know people apart from the classroom. These are the kinds of relationships that I truly treasure and the relationships that will span the years.
I hope that all of you are having a good day - one filled with a creative spirit.
Enjoy each and every moment as if it were your last.
And show some love - be kind.
Reach out to your neighbor.
Treat everyone the same way that you would like to be treated -
the universe will bring it back to you...

5 comments:

jgr said...

Hi Carol,
WOW! I am glad you had such a wonderful time at the workshop! Thanks for sharing all the info and the great portrait.

DJ said...

LOVE your portrait Carol! I too had such a great time at the workshops. Still haven't posted the book class on my blog yet, because I'm waiting for some photos of people that I missed, but I did get the painting class up.
Thanks again for coming to Birmingham.... I'm so glad you enjoyed it!

Martha Lever said...

Hi Carol!! I saw your picture on DJ's blog and I love your girl!!! She is lovely and I can't wait to see more of your pictures!! I enjoyed being in Greenville this past week but had to get back for a birthday party on Saturday--so I had to miss your journal class. I hated to miss it!

Joanne Huffman said...

It was great getting to know you and arting with you. I look forward to seeing the face painting when it's wire wrapped. I want to see your book, too. I've book marked your blog.

Joanne

Anita said...

Carol, you find the most interesting classes! Your piece is lovely. Sure miss seeing you in Asheville, but we'll meet up again soon.