Monday, May 11, 2009

Creating spiritual survival kits/Prayer flags

Two weekends ago I taught classes at LOJ (Letters of Joy). For six hours I assited artists in creating their own "spiritual survival kits". Above is a sample I created for the class, using calligraphy scraps from my friend LeeAnn's trash (she was writing the word 'anniversary'). All the artists produced wonderful sets of flags, and had a great time messing around with handmade papers, ribbons, grommets and more.

Set of flags in process.

Anne with her finished set of flags.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

DIY Favors - girls are so handy!

Lots of DIY fun happened at our Edmonds studio this past Tuesday evening. Jody and I ("the Good Taste Gals") are teaching a wedding planning class through Everett Community College and Tuesday night we had an invite and favor extravaganza. The students are now walking 'invite encyclopedias' - they learned everything from informal to formal wording and what should and should not (where the couple is registered for wedding gifts!!!!) go into a wedding invitation package.

The girls created lovely favors (full of chocolates, of course), in our DIYTM studio. Here they are with their pretty creations.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Cherry blossoms take my breath away

Spring is erupting big time in Seattle. Last week I went walking around the neighborhood with my good friend Daphne Hougard, an amazing photographer visiting from California. Cherry trees line the sidewalk at a park near my house. We couldn't resist taking many photos. Today it's rainy and gray and the wind has wrecked havoc on the blossoms. Oh well . . . .