Sunday, September 28, 2008

Not Dreaming

It wasn't a dream. Last week I had a dream that I arrived at the Paper Cowgirl Retreat in Waxahachie, TX in plenty of time to teach my "Face on a Box" class.

In my dream I dilly-dallied around for about 2 or 3 hours and when it was time to teach, discovered that I forgot the class packets and all the other necessary this & thats. Thank goodness I woke up from that nightmare. So, just before leaving yesterday, I snapped this proof.

Oh my goodness, can I say there was one fun group of ladies gathered to enjoy three hours of Norah'S shenanigans along with a little bit of my instruction. And she certainly did make her presence known. She got out of hand only once......I'll just tell you that she is quick to stop the "doubting Debbies" that sometimes tag along with students.

Our project was on a 3 inch paper mache box. Unfortunately we did not have time to totally finish the box and were a little rushed at the end. But.......

have you ever seen such art and soul in a bunch of faces. I cannot tell you how ecstatic I am about the results of sharing a few techniques with a few fun ladies. It's amazing how every single face is beautiful, stunning, soulful and has a story to tell. They say things like shy, confident, demure, fearful, pretty, fun, crazy, and more and more. I'm just tickled to see them in a group like this. It's just dreamy.

This wasn't a dream. I swear it wasn't. Very very recently, my freind Rella aka Faerieluna had a drawing on her blog for a beautiful piece of her original art. Well, I did not win. But......

here is Sherri, who works at the shop that hosted the retreat, and who also was singed up for my class, and who won the Faerieluna original.

OK, I'm gonna wake up now because I think I have been dreaming again.

I hope you have been having a great weekend. I plan to nap off and on for the rest of the day. And maybe have a few little dreams about that fun group of ladies and their faces.
Enough for now,


  1. What fun you must have had. Wish I could have been there. The student work is lovely; they caught that from you.

  2. Well aren't YOU something...heading out to teach (wishing I was there and must have been asleep when you posted about this class) and then snapping a photo of the sweet Sherri who now has my angel painting. What a wonderful, small and loving world!!!!!!!
    Thank you for sharing here, it's a gift to ME to see Sherri holding the painting.........but I know you KNEW it would be.
    xo Rella

  3. That is too neat to see all the little box of faces all congregating together for a photo! I love the tricking sisters below too!
    Much Love,

  4. Wow!!! What a great bunch of girls!!! On the boxes AND in the class. I know they enjoyed it as much as you did and I wish I had been there!!! Great results and what fun to see. (And, I'm NOT surprised!!!) Pat

  5. There's my Sissie! LOL! What a blast this all was and how dear to get to finally meet you! So tickled to know as well, that you so close. Loved your class...will take it for real next time, not just as an "auditor". LOL. Glad you made it home safely...and a nap...I hear ya...and I think that is just what I am going to go do as well.

    Thanks again for all you did yesterday. We appreciated it and loved it all.


  6. I would love to go!!!!
    What a wonderful time you must have had. Your, Mary

  7. oh my how "lovely" I look, but cameras can only do so much, huh?

    thanks again, can't wait to play some more.

  8. The class must have been amazing. Each one of those boxes/faces has its own style yet they are all of a theme and work so well photographed together.

    Lucky students!


  9. Sharon,

    Oh now I see where you were all weekend. The class looks like a wonderful experience. I like that all the faces are different. You did great.


  10. So much fun! The boxes look great. Wish I could have year, if we are still here.

  11. wow....look at all the great faces they did .... what fun you all must have had....

  12. I would love to take a class with you one day. Your students have done beautiful work..