Monday, October 3, 2011

The World IS A SMALL Place

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This is my New Gal Pal Angela & our story is a funny one…


When Cindy & I went to Austin to take Diane Cooks “Framed” Class (previous post if you missed it)there was a mystery student. Diane had told me before that there was student from the town where I live registered for the class but, that it was a man’s name. Did I know anyone by this last name(it is unusual)? I said “Yes” that’s my vets name but, she’s a woman…


Well, the day of class Diane said “No one has responded to my emails on the mystery student”. Pretty soon the doorbell rang & in walked Angela.


Now that in it’s self is not so unusual. What is unusual is that Angela & I had met at least 6 to 8 months ago. I had gone into Pottery Barn in Ft Worth & she was working there. She walked up to me & said “I KNOW YOU”. Hmmmm I had never met her before. She said “I read your blog all the time & I’m one of your stalkers”. We laughed & talked, promising to get in touch as we wanted to start a local Art Group (because she too has issue’s with her friends “getting” what she likes) We lost each others phone numbers, life got busy & in the way but, we had been wishing to hook up. It took her husband buying the class for her (as a surprise) & planning a weekend together in Austin for this to happen. She & I were so excited & have since hooked up. She is an amazing artist & we have SO MANY THINGS IN COMMON! Like Mermaid/Ocean LOVE!!!!


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I have to show you the AWESOME Art Case (above)she made for attending classes & Art Events. Below she is sitting at her spot while Diana is teaching. The case is open so she can see all her treasures for creating.


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Back of the case below.


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And inside…


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TREASURES!!!!!


A New Art Buddy…. PRICELESS!


Stay tuned for more info as we put together our Art Group. And if you are wondering if Angela has a Blog so you can learn more about her… NO! But, I’m workin on that.


HUGS! Charlene

15 comments:

Pat @ My Tattered Elegance said...

Charlene, ask Angela if she talked to me at Lone Star about you this summer. I had told her about our art group and she was wanting to get one together. She said she had met you, this may be the same gal. She had a friend with her at Lone Star and we talked outside for a while after they closed.
I'm doing another estate sale, may get through pricing tomorrow, but the sale starts Fri.
We do need to get together!!!
Hugs, Pat

LuLu Kellogg said...

It truly is a small world!

I had that happen to me at Silver Bella when someone told me she was a blog stalker and I just about died laughing!

I really want to take one of Diane's classes with you sometime.

I am catching up on Blog visits while Lisa's watching a movie with my BIL!

Love,
LuLu~*xoxo

Brynwood Needleworks said...

Hi Charlene:
How wonderful that you and Angela could meet up to create together! I'm lucky to have friends like that here, too. I love the case that was done in class. Beautiful and inspirational.
xoxo
Donna

Lori @ Katies Rose Cottage Designs said...

Charlene ~
That is so fun!! Isn't it cool how we can meet such "like hearts" online ~

hugs,
Lori

Diana said...

You just have too much fun girlfriend...that's all there is to it. You have been so blessed with so many friends and many wonderful adventures.
Hugs
Diana

Cindy Craine said...

Hey love your new header! Did you do that?! Love it! Sounds like we're getting an art posse together! Can't wait for your first event!xoxoxo-cin

Riki Schumacher said...

Well shut my mouth! That is the cutest thing, love that case. I want one!!! Great job Angela, oh yes, get that girl blogging! Thanks for sharing Charlene. Hugs, Riki PS- Maddie sends kisses. We had a little flea problem here in CA, wow are they hoppin! Riki

Kim Hanauer said...

Hi Charlene!
Oh to have an art trunk like that! Fabulous! I think it`s great to have friends like Angela. I hope you all have lots of art play days ahead.
XXOO,
Kim

Maija said...

If she is a friend of yours, then she is a friend of mine- welcome to blogland Angela!!!

Sandy Navarro said...

Well ya know, I have to be the "remote" member of the art group!

Hugs!

Alisa said...

That's awesome! It is a small world!

Static Spectre said...

How wonderful...I love that you had a day of creating!!
Looks like a very fun class too! That suitcase is adorable!!

A special friendship :))

Hugs,
Kay Ellen

Maggie said...

Great story, Charlene! It IS a small world.
My best friend since we were 12 years old (eeek...45 years ago!!) is coming to visit me in Portland this week. I'm so excited to see her after quite a few years since the last visit. She is one of the few people that truly "gets" me, and vice versa, and we both treasure that... and regret that we live so far apart. She lives in Katy, TX. I was chatting with her about artsy-fartsy jewelry making and such, and found out that she's friends with Diane Cook. Who I just started reading about on yours and Diana Frey's blogs! It's SCARY what a small world it is!! It all feels like a bit of kismet to me...

love the new look of your fall header!

maggie
http://www.themagrag.com

susie said...

The world is a small place & magical meetings happen, I LOVE the story of your finding a new artting buddy & one right from your little ole town!! {maybe you can get a discount at the vets, lol} Luv Ya Sweetie...

Denise said...

I just found your blog and am now a follower. I love all the fun pictures and great classes you have taken with Diana. I have taken some classes with Diana. I adore her and follow her blog too. I create mixed media jewelry. You can find me at:
reinventedobjects.blogspot.com

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