Sunday, March 18, 2012

My Friend Riki and the Blog Hop

 The Blog Hop for Artful Gathering brings us to my great friend Riki Schumacher.  
I have known Riki for way over three years, 
and met her face to face three years ago next month.
It was in April of 2009 that I jumped on an airplane and traveled to California to take a weekend of classes with a mentor of mine, Stephanie Lee.  
My friends, Riki Schumacher and Diana Frey
who I had never met but only spoken to online, 
let me tag along with them the entire weekend, as we took three days of classes with Stephanie, who by the way continues to be a never ending inspiration to me.
Riki and I talk on-line constantly, and at least once every week or so, on the phone. 
Two years ago, these same ladies traveled to Houston to teach at Adorn Me! and we again had the best time.  Riki and I took 3 classes together, 
when we weren't teaching ourselves.  
The picture above was taken of us in the class we took with Keith Lo Bue
who is also part of Artful Gathering, and also teaching a couple of great classes.
Just last Spring, Riki traveled all the way to Texas to shop at Round Top, 
and experience our huge Antique Festival (which is 11 days from today!), 
AND stayed with my husband and I in our RV ... which is quite the close quarters.  
She had a blast, and so did I.  I just love this gal.  She is one of a kind.
She will be teaching two classes this summer along with me and 19 other artists 
and I am sure at least one of them will spark your interest.  
So, you might just want to go take a look, 
and don't forget to keep joining us on the Blog Hop. 
I will be up in about three weeks myself =)

Our Next Artist is Up for the Artful Gathering Blog Hop!

Celebrating Artful Gathering 2012 Online Art Retreat,

Open for Registration!

Blog Hop your way for chance to win!

From June to August 2012, will be presenting TWO exciting semesters of premiere online video workshops offered by fabulous artists who are known nationally and internationally. We are all very excited to share out knowledge, skill, and creativity with you, and we hope that you will join us for this AMAZING annual online event.

Blog Hop with us for a chance to win a prizes from Jerry's Artarama!

Each week the faculty of Artful Gathering will be announcing a featured blog to visit.

You can hop along with us until the final destination blog is reached, and where ONE Grand Prize winner will be chosen at Random for a chance to win a $200.00 e-gift card from Jerry's Artarama!!!Two Runner Up winners will also be chosen at random for a chance to win a $25.00 e-gift card from Jerry's.

Each week I will announce the next featured blog for you to visit, and there you will find a new secret word or words that you will need to collect along your way from blog to blog. Once you have collected all the words from each blog you visit, they will work out to say a very artsy phrase. Here are the rules:

  1. For your chance to win, you must collect all the secret code words and submit them upon the final destination blog in May. A random drawing will be conducted from those contestants who have submitted the complete collection of secret words!
  2. Three winners will be randomly drawn. One for the $200.00 e-card to Jerry's, and two runner's up for the 25.00 e-card to Jerry's.
Remember to collect all the secret words. These words will work out to say a very artful phrase, and you'll need all the pieces to be eligible for the final prize drawings!

Please HOP over and visit the Amazing
Pick Up the Next Secret Word
Riki Schumacher


connie said...

you ladies look beautiful!

Diana said...

I just love this photo of you two special ladies. Artful Gathering promises to be an exciting, educational on-line event. And with you two awesome instructors is sure to be a success. Loved our time together in Stephanie's class!!!

Riki Schumacher said...

Awww, what a fun time that was Diane! You rock, and the time we got to spend together was awesome. I mean who in their right mind lets someone spend almost a week with them and their husband in an RV? You two are saints, that was one of the best times of my life! Don't know about Allen's! Ha ha! Love you girl. Riki