2 solid days of CHA creative workshops really put the go-go in my mojo!
First of all, please check out all the product and items I came home with!The product value alone is about $500. When you consider that these workshops were lead by experts who would normally charge for their services, the value of this weekend easily tops $1000.
And while I am on this topic, you cannot ignore the intrinsic value of an event like this.
The knowledge I gained, new skills learned, networking, new friends made, and creative spark ignited --- PRICELESS!
Crafting with Carmi Cimicata
We received this gorgeous duo of Westcott scissors and personalised them with ETI jewelry clay and crystals. So much fun!
That white 'pencil' was invaluable when applying the crystals exactly where I wanted them.
You can always count on Carmi for a great crafting session!
Encaustics with Nancy Donaldson
It was really fascinating learning about encaustics with Nancy. I had previously worked with beeswax in mixed media but not this technique. It is incredibly fun. Purple Cows generously donated everything we needed plus lots of product to take home.
Because encaustics involve embedding, I decided to try to add wire to my canvas. It was a little challenging but I was able to coil the wire and layer it nicely.
Sewing with Linda Pidzamecky and her 10 awesome Janome machines!
I loved the Janome machine I used and I believe I have been converted! I'm so happy we had this opportunity through CHA.
|And this is what I made!
More posts to come (because we created ALL weekend)...