Well let's move on to some ART!! Yesterday I had a fun day creating with my rubber stamp group. They had a sleep over/mini retreat starting on Saturday but I had to work and teach on Saturday so I didn't attend till Sunday. I taught them how to make a metal embossed row house. Here is a photo of some row houses I have framed in my studio. The metal embossed one is the third one from the left in the photo. We used molds from Ten Seconds Studio http://www.tensecondsstudio.com/ to emboss with.
One of the ladies (Traci) taught us how to make a Poppet that she learned from Claudine Hellmuth at the fabulous INSPIRE retreat this year. This retreat is put on by Donna Downey and I heard was a real success. Here is the Poppet I made. It's just my prototype. It needs a bigger head. But now I know how to make them and I think a Halloween one would be great. The basic structure is made with a funnel, fabric, a dowel, paint and a wooden ball.
The mini retreat was really fun and a big thank you to all the ladies that put the time and effort into it, to make it great and relaxing. Everyone in the group has talent and are so friendly and willing to share their ideas and supplies. It's nice to be around people with giving hearts.