Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Fun at Remnants of the Past Antique Show & Classes To Consider For Summer

Sandy's RemnantsofthePast2012
Remnants of the Past Antique Show was so much fun!  Held at the famous Madonna Inn.  Go HERE to see a previous post & HERE to see their site.  OK!  The sun was bright…. The hair had been blown, humid sea breeze’s (& headband with no bangs looked good when I left the B&B but, took a nose dive by noon)ruffled us all.  The photo’s not great but, a GREAT TIME WAS HAD BY ALL!  Back row left to right: Joy,Jan, Julie & me.  Middle:Sandy,Cecilia (tucked back), Cynthia (yes she drove up from LA to hang out with us & bring me lemon BDay cakes) Diana Frey, Terry & Jody.  Kneeling: Vickie & Diana.  What a great bunch of gals!  Isn’t that gypsy wagon 2DIE4?
Char & Robin Kaplan cropped
I was thrilled to meet Robin Kaplan.  I have always loved her designs(Click on her name to enter her site to see her collections which are AMAZING!).  She is the tiniest, petite little thing… Made me feel like the Jolly Green Giant but, WOW was she a doll.

Look at Robin’s gloves with all that beading… And Diana’s necklace that went with this collection. Go HERE to see Diana’s Post about designing for this shoot!   Everything so feminine & beautiful!  I LOVE the layers!  The tulle… it’s French Tulle & divine!

Diana began her jewelry design business as a hobby but, after doing some design work for Robin she was asked to design some jewelry to go with the clothes… And the rest was history!  So meeting Robin at Remnants was a dream come true for me.  Did I buy an outfit?  NOT YET!!! But, I did make plans to visit her & her studio when I am back out there this summer!  I did buy an amazing flower made by Robin (that I can pin on something) & a roll of luscious hand dyed silk ribbon (oh yeah that wasn’t cheap!!!) that I can’t wait to play with in my hair & on other projects.
Twisted Collage
Diana has some wonderful classes coming up…  Above was a little “TEASE” she had set up in her dining room during our Petite Retreat.  This will be an online class starting in September 2012.  Just think, you could learn to make these beauties in the comfort of your own home while sitting in your Jammies if you wanted to.

The Madame Bijoux Boxes will be taught by Diana at Art Is You in Petaluma, CA on Sunday, Sept 23, 2012.

And the Twisted Sistah Cuff will be  Friday night, Sept 21, 2012.  IF you are near that area or want to travel up that way go HERE to see all the fun that will be happening.  Well that’s it for today & I hope you saw some “Eye Candy” to make your creative juices start rolling.  Click on the links (the blue words) to visit some new people or places.  Hope you’ll come back soon to see the classes I’ve signed up for this summer.  I have 3 of them going right now & I am really enjoying them.  Online classes are very different from going to classes or events.  You don’t have a chance to be with your Art Buddies but, you can learn in your own home.
HUGS! Charlene


June said...

I am so glad it was a wonderful time Charlene. What a lovely bunch of girls!!!!!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...


CHARLENE! It is wonderful to see you! I remember your fantastic header and your beautiful smile.....these JEWELS.........droooooooooooooool.

Oh dear, I have so many baubles and one can never had enough. I must investigate this artist further!!!

Having a good summer? Thanks for stopping by! Anita

Laurel's Quill said...

Sounds like a great time to me...I love the photo of Tiana...not familiar with Robins work, but I want to be Tiana:) That photo and outfit is stunning.

Alisa Noble said...

Just stunning... all of it!

Riki Schumacher said...

Sounds like you're having a great time Charlene! Haven't been to that bead show before in Pasadena, fun!! xoxo Riki

Kadee @KadeeWillow said...

i love reading your posts as I plan on getting back to SLO this winter. And to think that Diana Frey is there! It would be fabulous to combine a visit with a class... a two-fer!! I have signed up for Diana's class at Art Is... will you be there?

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