Wednesday, May 6, 2009

What a Day

OK, so this is how the day went down. I plan for a month to go to Art, Paper and Pleasantries with Ferrini Gal on May 1, a Friday.

The night before I go on-line to check for directions.
It's Saturday and Sunday!
Call Ferrini Gal and change the day.
Get up Saturday morning in the rain, pick up Ferrini Gal, get a coffee, head out of town. First stop Danville....Gardenseed (post below), Polka Dot Attic, and the cute interior shop across the street that Connie Govea Stuart has her work in.
Off to the next stop.... American Harvest in Pleasanton.
Then to the Zne Convention.
What a great day!

All kinds of great vendors are there including Coleen Moody.
Here is her sweet Marie doll that was featured Somersets, Marie Antoinette magazine.

Iva Wilcox had the booth right next to her and her Marie art too, was featured in the Somerset magazine.

Then I gaze across the room and who do I see?
Lissa Kettell all the way out from New Jersey with her Mom!
Lisa was one of the RED Art project artists.

Do you know how excited I was to get to meet her? Well, just know that even with bad hair (remember it was a rainy day) and the deer in the headlights gaze I am still going to show off my photo!

And guess who else I got to meet. Ruth Ray!

Ruth is the cover artist for the new Magazine Art Quilting Studio.

After we were thoroughly on sensory overload we took one last stop in Dublin, to see Gina Gabriell's shop, Tangerine.

This is one of Gina's Music box dolls that she taught how to create at the convention as well as at her shop.
I'm lusting after it!

What a day!
Stopped at Starbucks, bought a coffee and headed home.
Slept for the next two days!
Woke up.
Posted this blog.
Called hair dresser and made an appointment to get hair done!


vivian said...

sounds like a fun day. so much good stuff to see out there! how lucky to meet Lisa.. shes such a doll.
speaking of dolls, that little music box doll at the end of your post is so sweet! I want one too!
have a great day!

Lola....L..O..L..A....lo--oh--luh! said...

What a lovely post. That sounds like one of those really great days.
After all of that sensory overload, you head was probably bulging!

ps. thanks for all of the contest suggestions!

umintsuru said...

Gina's Shop looks beautiful. What a great day!

3rdEyeMuse said...

WOW! Thank you SOOOO much for sharing all this goodness with us!

I ADORE that little music box doll.

ps - I think YOU look great. :)

Maija said...

Such great fun!!!!!