Monday, May 31, 2010

The sun came out!

Flowers heavy with rain blink and stretch towards the warmth...

Me too.

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Enough already!

Don't get me wrong. I'm a Pacific NW gal and love the rain and clouds - the coziness, the time for creative endeavors, good books, cups of tea. However it's supposed to be May! And even I am getting a bit tired of this relentless rain - week after week.

I have been introducing photography in the 3rd/4th and 5th/6th grade classes, and because of end-of-the-year activities, I had to combine classes last week... perfect for outdoor photography on the playground.

But rain wasn't on my agenda.

Just picture 52 8-10 year olds traipsing through the school hallways cameras in hand...

Followed on their heals with 50 11-12 year olds.

They had a ball...

I am still exhausted!

p.s. I'll see if my sons will share their photos with you some time...

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Jewelry Retreat on Whidbey Island

2010 Autumn Festival!

Get your creative juices flowing and join us for a week, or a day, filled with beads, color, wine and food. See below for an overview of the classes to be held. For more detailed information, visit the Autumn Festival 2010 page on my website.

Wander with Color
Monday - Tuesday, October 4-5, 2010

Tour of Whidbey
Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Wander with Flair
Thursday, October 6, 2010

Wander through Photos / La Duet
Friday, October 8, 2010

Beads on Metal
Saturday, October 9, 2010

This is a very small, intimate retreat in my island cottage with class size between 6 and 10 students per day. We will be working in my sun room with tons of natural light, views of water, wetlands, numerous birds and sunrises. Each day includes a full day of instruction, lunch, wine hor 'doeuvres and dinner, interspersed with walks on the beach, a visit to the galleries at Greenbank Farm and plenty of colorful inspiration!

Registration is now open for those wishing to attend the entire week long retreat. (this is so that those wishing to attend the entire week are not closed out of a class in the middle!)

Registration will open at 12:00 noon (PST) on June 21st, 2010
for those wishing to attend individual classes, rather than the entire week.

I hope you can join us!

Saturday, May 22, 2010

White Saturday

Today is White Saturday, the last day of Color Week hosted by Curious Girl, Lisa.
It's been so much fun - thank you dear Lisa for inspiring us once again.

For some more white tones, see my White on White.

Friday, May 21, 2010

Green Friday

Today is Green Friday of Color Week, hosted by Curious Girl, Lisa.

Green is everywhere I look - from the lush carpet of spring outside to the piles of sea glass and beads that surround me. So hard to choose just a few photos!

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Purple Thursday

So much purple, so little space!

Today is Purple Thursday of Color Week hosted by Curious Girl, Lisa. I hope you are enjoying this blast of color across blogland - I am!