Here's guest Designer Jan Mendoza. Click on Jan below and watch her as she creates this paper pendant.
Jan is an amazing mixed media artist who uses her imagination to create one of a kind pieces.
Wanted to drop everyone a line to let you know The Barn (as you know it) is closed. I neglected to let everyone here know. Michaels came into our town a couple of miles from my little place and they will be able to provide product at reasonable costs to everyone.
I must say it was really hard to give up my dream but it wasn't in my heart any longer and well, just time to close The Barn. A lot has happened in my life but and I keep remembering Maya Angelo's words, "And Still I Rise". I'm not creating right now but I do hope that will come back to my heart.
I'm keeping the blog up and hope to have guest designers visit soon. Thank you all for your support and help during this time.
Maybe someday again.
Wow... What a busy weekend and I'm tired.. (Yawn). I wanted to share some pics of some very creative people! These amazing women were creating till midnight and I am impressed with all their talent. As always, when I think of myself as an artist, I am humbled in the presence of truly artistic individuals. Enjoy!
BTW.... They brought the best food and shared with me!!! Thank you. YUM....
Again, I want to thank everyone for all your support. Although May was a little slow.... I get it. We are all gearing up for weddings, graduations, summer sports and vacations. That being said..... Now you all probably have a ton of pictures that you need to get creative with.
If you would like to be on the mailing list for the class schedules and haven't been into the store to sign up, just drop me a email @ firstname.lastname@example.org and I'll get you set up. Remember we do have a Facebook page. Please be sure to "Like" that. I get most of my info out on FB @ Lazy Cowgirl Crafting and this blog.
I'm really excited that I have a few designers joining me this month. You may know them from Green Tangerines in Rocklin. Although Kelly has left to be with her family in Colorado, you still can get some great instructions and classes from some of her best teachers.
Mary Rude is teaching a mixed media card class on June 8th. Here are the samples. These are beautiful!!!!
And Laura Clark will be teaching A Travel Journal book on June 15th featuring Teresa Collins Designs. It's an amazing book that can be adapted to any destination. I always suggest people take their travel journal with them on vacation and a few "tools" and add your mementos while on vacation and then put the finishing touches on when you get home.
We have a number of other classes so check out the calendar and give me a call to sign up. FYI.... I only have 1 (maybe 2) spots left for the Cigar Box class so if you're thinking about it, dont wait. :)
Hey Everyone......Enjoy your crafty day!!!!
I hope you're having a wonderful start to the day. I'll be spending the day with my mother since I have been neglecting her throughout this journey of mine. I'm looking forward to just relaxing!!!
I wanted to share this coming week's classes with everyone. May 14th and May 28th - 6pm to 8pm. Class Cost: $25.00 per session
One Time Material Fee: $14.00 for Mixed Media Journal
I'm over the top excited about Nancy's Art Journaling class. This is an ongoing class will be held twice a month where you'll explore different mediums and your own thoughts. Of course this is a "free style" class where everyone will create their own perspectives! :) I might just join in.
Here's a few samples:
And... Beginning Card Making Class.... May 16th - 6pm to 8ish $20.00.
Again, our continued series of card classes. I'm teaching this class using Teresa Collins' Timeless line. Beautiful Pinks, blacks and greys (not fifty though). I loved creating these "Soft" cards with various folds. Woohoo! I WAS ABLE TO CREATE AGAIN!
Hi Everyone!, It's me, Pearl. :) I'm finished with the pity party and now we're onto May. As most of you know tomorrow is National Scrapbooking Day and I see all over the web, everyone is gearing up to get creative. We have the Barn set up for our own Crazy Cowgirl Craft and Crop and I can't wait to host my first event. AND..... we sold out! Wish me luck!
I've schedule all the May classes and I'm so excited to have new product coming in the store weekly. But I can't lie..... I'm tired. A good tired. A good feeling. A good sense of energy. The weather is beautiful and I'm moving forward with my dream.
Wow.... As I sit here alone in the dark at 3am (No, I don't sleep much anymore), I'm reflecting on the past six weeks and what I loved, lost,forgotten, failed at and succeeded at since I started this journey. I've cried alot, I've neglected alot, I've learned alot and boy have I made mistakes. But through it all, I've had great support from my friends and family and I thank them dearly. I had a complete breakdown last night over personal stuff and my best friend, Marla was there. Even though she is going through her own life issues, she didn't hesitate to come to the Barn and just listen. I love you for that, Marla!
I don't get to see my mother much and I know she feels it. She visits the Barn as much as she can but has some physical issues we all get from aging and that stops her sometimes.
There are many things I've neglected and I'm trying to find a good life/work/hobby business balance in this craziness. But I'm trying.
On the brighter side (yes there is one), I've met some amazing creative people. They have come into the Barn and have been so supportive, friendly, and forgiving. I treasure you all (even though I can't remember everyone's name) and thank you from the bottom of my heart.
To my friends at my regular job (the one that pays the bills).... I had no idea how excited you all were for me and how you came out to support me. My work has suffered too through this (shhhh, don't tell) and I'm getting back on track now.
I still love it, It's getting busier as the weeks pass. I realize I can't do it all and I have to learn what can wait and what can't (I'm not good at that either). And I've learned I can't please everyone. There's always those who wish me to fail for their own personal reasons and I can feel that from them but Teresa Collins (ya, I just name dropped) told me "Failure is not an option" and I believed her! But sheeesh, I'm tired.
I know this sounds like a pity party but that which doesn't kill us, makes us stronger! I don't regret opening the Barn at all! It's been crazy fun!
I'm learning which hands to shake and which hands to hold in this journey.
Love to you all from Poor Pitiful Pearl! :)