Okay, can you believe I am doing this? I am very excited to be a part of Brenda’s Messy Workshop Blog Hop…
More in a moment, but I am also excited to share one of the four classes that I will be teaching at the Creatives Celebrating Sisterhood Retreat. More class info coming soon!
This class is called Celebrate Vintage Love.
Celebrate the vintage past by learning
to combine vintage elements with
annealed steel wire to re-trend them into
new and funky statement pieces.
In this class you will learn the unique style and technique of Kris Lanae
Binsfeld, licensed designer with Creative Co-op & Demdaco and lover of all
things wire, vintage and lace. This self-taught designer will teach you how
to create this unique necklace design, to create a wire base for your design
and build upon the base. She will share the joy of incorporating vintage
elements and teach you how to swirl and twirl until your heart’s content.
Registration opens May 1 at Live, Laugh, Love Retreats. The retreat will be held April 17-19, 2013 in Geneva, Wisconsin. I truly hope you can join us. You will find a variety of excellent classes by fabulous instructors on current artistic medias.
If your heart skips a beat when you come across new, creative ideas and projects?
If you love to sit with a good magazine and soak in all of the colorful beauty and inspiration?
If you appreciate the process and meaning behind a well-constructed, handmade gift or product?
If you enjoy opening your mind and exploring different forms of inspiration?
We provide an opportunity for you to share all of this yumminess with others just like you!
AND ON TO THE MESSY WORKSHOP BLOG HOP!
It is a little intimidating letting you see some of the messes I create…
I have never been good at being neat…
You know… Creativity is Messy
and I am
veeeeeery creative! LOL
Confession number one: a majority of my time creating is propped up with 4-5 pillows on my bed. I know, it sounds strange but it is the most comfortable place for me. The photo above is from my chain making session about a week ago. See my wrinkled sheets? That’s because I probably pulled the corner if the sheet off and didn’t want to move everything to fix it! Yup Messy!
Oh yeah… I forgot I started the process on the kitchen counter and then hopped to the bedroom! Lol
I actually did organize my chain afterward though! I could use a few more little wooden shelves like this though!
The above photo was after a particularly creative day… Whew, that’s a mess! I have to admit it is kind of normal!
Sometimes I have a great helper… This is Putter, holding my bead container…
Confession Number Two: So you ask, Where DO Women Create?
Are you sure you want to know?
Well, in the past years I have created in some pretty unique places… In bed, at baseball, softball and hockey games, at swim meets, in the car, at the beach, at the state fair, in a hospital room, in the yard, in hotel rooms, by the pool, at a coffee shop, at the doctor’s office, on an airplane, at craft shows and sometimes when my roomies are sleeping, quietly in a hotel bathroom! I am so thankful that I have craft & will travel!
This is me creating at the state fair while my kids rode the rides! Boy was that a beautiful hot summer day!
My husband Tom even helps me, he’s my chain gang!
Confession Number Three: I left the room dark while I took this photo so you don’t see toooooo much mess! Sorry, I just couldn’t bare my entire soul! I truly did think about sharing my raging dust bunnies and my failure to keep an impeccable house! Ha! But it was only for a moment, because I subscribe to the thought that I would rather be a fantastic Mom than a fantastic housekeeper! And seeing as I am constantly running from work, to school, to activities, and then creating in every spare moment, my house is the first to go!
AND NOW PLEASE TAKE SOME TIME TO HOP ALONG…
Here are the Messy Workshop Blog Hop Links:
Our Fabulous Host: Brenda Sue Lansdowne, B’sue Boutiques (Thank You Brenda!)
Robin Delargy, LooLoo’s Box
Kim at CianciBlue
Jennifer Jazwick-Smith, Hudathots
Mary Shannon Hicks
Lynnea Perry Bennett
Dr. Brassy Steamington
Kris Lanae Binsfeld
I have been feeling a little guilty for not showing more of my mess, so I am adding a couple of messier photos!
This is my messiest shelf, right above my stacks of containers is my dumping pile…
I think someone would have a hay day sorting through it, but I never get to it, I just keep adding to it.
This is another tray right beside it on the same shelf…
I was also going to line up my “to go” bags and take a picture of them. I have supplies in about 5 or 6 bags or purses… Ready to grab, I just have a pouch with my main tools in to add to it… A little excessive and it often causes me to search for a particular item, that I know I have!
Thanks so much for hopping with us! Kris 🙂