hey bloggers! what an amazing time we had at the queen's ink this past weekend. so it all starts off arriving a day early for setting up the classroom space. patti and her team worked tirelessly to turn a vacant space in the vintage shopping mill where her store is located into this perfect weekend art studio. then the next morning we set out for a little antique shopping as we scoured through this amazing restoration warehouse called second chance salvage which was building after building of vintage furniture, doors, windows, tin ceiling tiles, doorknobs, and hardware galore. talk about cha-ching! of course i was not one to walk away empty handed. then we checked out a couple of local thrift shops to round out the day and then we were headed back to do the final prep for saturday's first class.
the workshops were bustling! we had 72 students in 3 of the 4 workshops and maxed the special "curio" class at 50 students, so it was definitely a full house both days. the classes including a break for lunch went from 9am to about 8pm so the days were long but fun! i always get inspired by what everyone creates in the workshops - no doubt they're all using the same supplies, but it's the artistic spin everyone puts into the project to make it their own. a huge shout out to all of the talented students who attended the workshops, it was a great time sharing the creativity for using lots and lots of cool ranger and idea-ology products. if you ever get a chance to visit the queen's ink in savage, maryland, i would highly recommend it. so after the busy weekend it was time to get everything packed up for a brief 4 hours of sleep and then off to the airport to fly home.
i spent the last day and a half at home taking care of last minute deadlines and a few meetings for new products - it just never stops (and that's a good thing!). so i've decided to take a little "tim" time for the next couple of days, and if you're a blog follower you know just where i am going to escape from it all. i'll be back on friday so share some of my adventures, but for now we're off to a place i can recharge, be inspired, embrace my dreams, and feel the magic...t!m