Sunday, March 06, 2011

the cat's outta the bag!

I just finished three days of teaching, one class takin' day myself with the talented  
Richard Salley, and hundreds of hours filling my creative tank to way over flowing! 
My ♥ is so full of blessed goodness, that I just don't know what to say.
Adorn Me! 2011 has been a HUGE success.  
Ask anyone who was there, and I am SURE they will agree.
The venue was large enough to draw BIG name teachers (FINALLY) to Houston, 
yet small enough for teachers & students to give & get the personal attention needed to have a great class from both sides of the table.
Thanks to this well organized lady, Linda
 and her trusty assistant, Chuck.
If we look like an aura is surrounding us ... well, it is. 
One of pure bliss, as this was last night, and was my last class to teach.
It was a short evening class,
My first time to teach after dusk, and I loved it!  
And...think the students did too =)
Here is one of Marcy's cuffs, which she sewed all by hand~onto leather!
Made with luscious vintage lace, beads  & a mother of pearl button.
And, here is Debbie's.  
Gorgeous work.
So, guess bet you get the idea here.  I am going to start at the end of 
(for me that is, as I did not teach or attend today)
and go back each day to once again relive the fun.
BTW...the cuff at the top was the example I sewed in class last night & wore home.  
I really like it!  
I've actually had that carved bone cat bead for at least two years....
sitting in my little box of bone(s) beads!
I have so much to tell you.  I am bustin' at the seams.
More tomorrow.  Promise.
Sorry....maybe Tuesday =)


Chris said...

Alrighty! It'll be fun to hear more stories from Adorn Me! It sounds like y'all had the funnest time. Happy for you!!!

one-eared pig said...

I wish I lived closer. That sounds like so much fun!

Morna Crites-Moore said...


The Joy of Nesting said...

It sounds like this year was even better then last year Lady Dy! Oh man one of these days (soon?)my kids will all be married and done having babies, then maybe I can make the treks north for art!!!

Looks like you have settled in and are becoming quite comfortable with your new life path!! Good for you Lady Dy!!

Pattie ;)
Mazatlan Mx.

VS said...

Sounds like PURE HEAVEN my friend!!! I can't wait to take a class from you & learn some of your MAGIC!
I know you must be tired...get some rest girl cuz all hell will be breaking out in a couple more weeks when all your friends swoop down to TEXAS to junify their lives! ;)
Hugs Girlfriend...
Susie Q

sharon said...

I will savour every detail as it comes in! These pieces are gorgeous and I am so happy for you that it was all you had hoped and more!

Ragamuffin Gal said...

I am so hoping to take one of your classes Diane ~ the cuff is my favorite. I would love it if you would put together a kit to sell on Etsy or ? You are such a talented gal and your warm and sweet spirit makes you a natural to teach and inspire others. Your bracelet is lovely beyond words. Blessings ~ katie

Cindy said...

Hi Diane
I've been thinking of you all week and waiting eagerly to hear the details from your classes! I can just feel the excitment generated from the event all the way over here on the East Coast. -Looking forward to seeing more pictures and hearing more tales. :-)

Daryl said...

Oh I cant wait to see/hear ..

Anonymous said...

Oh Diane, you sweet thing. I LOVED LOVED LOVE both of your classes and it was so good to see you again! I really do like that cuff you made with us in class. See you next year, if not before!
Loves, QueenMarcy

Deryn Mentock said...

It really was an incredible event, wasn't it?!

Leslie Todd said...

Diane, your students did some great work! Adorn Me was so much fun this year and I learned so much. I'm really looking forward to next year. I'm blogging the week one day at a time on my blog as well.

I really love how you did the photo of you and Linda.

Diana said...

So glad you had a great time. You put so much love and energy into your teaching Diane...your students appreciate it, I am sure. Now rest up and get ready for Round Top. I'll be there in spirit!!!

Charlene said...

Looks like you had a ball. Sorry I had to miss this but, a girl just has to juggle sometimes. The cuff looked like FUN!!!! I can't wait to see more. HUGS from one "pea" to another.

Joy Campbell said...

OMG I am just dying over that is beautiful I love leather and lace ! Hope someday to take a class from you.

Riki Schumacher said...

They were so lucky to have you, and you had such talented students. Way to go Diane, we're all real proud of you. Rest up like Susie says, we're swooping soon! Hugs, Riki

Suz said...

It sounds like a wonderful class, Diane. I am so glad you are teaching at these "big-time" classes. Now I think you better come to Minnesota!!!

joannapierotti said...

Beautiful blog Diane and love all you create, wear, etc. I'm so glad you wrote me so I could discover you. Are you teaching at Art Unraveled this Aug. in Arizona? I now live in AZ and plan on meeting up with Diana. Let me know if you will be there too. How fun. I can't wait.