Sunday, August 1, 2010

West Coast Tour!

Every summer I visit some spots on the West coast to teach and do shows. I love coming to Seattle. I was in town to do the Bellevue ArtsFair and stayed with my dear dear friends Kathy and Peter Dannerbeck. Kathy helped me at the show - I don't know how I could ever do it without her. She is the best! I got to see a lot of old friends - thanks for coming by!

After the show, we went up to Peter and Kathy's beautiful home on Camano Island. What a great place to unwind and work. The views of Puget Sound are breathtaking. I spend the day making more inventory for San Francisco and then wine on the deck at sunset where we sit and solve all of the world's problems - you can all rest easy now! We had dinner one night with friends of Kat's and Peter's. Jeannie & Barry made a wonderful dinner and we sang old pirate shanty's - yes pirate shanty's - until the wee hours.

Tracy Stanley came up for a visit and lunch. I always love spending time with her. She brought her dog, Bogart. Corbin (Kathy's dog) and Bogart became great friends. After lunch we beaded and I actually saw Tracy work with seed beads again!!!!! She was one of my first teachers for beadweaving but then became a master with wirework. It was fun to see her with those little beads.

Tomorrow it is off to Newbury Park to teach at Creative Castle and see one of my favorite people - Carole Tripp. Although I hate to leave here, I am excited to see Carole and Roger and the gang at Creative Castle!

I will also be posting new classes on CraftEdu in the next few weeks - Mosaic Chain Cuff and probably Castellani Necklace.

Ciao for now!