Monday, April 27, 2009

ZNE Convenzione 2009

Wednesday, I'll be heading off for California, to attend the 2nd ZNE Convenzione. I've spent the last 2 months neck deep in BRO and church projects. Writing grants for the BRO, shopping for toys, organizing an Easter Egg Hunt, Spring Fest ( the weekend after I get back), a weekend trip to Oklahoma City with my family to visit my aunt ( 94 years young), BRO Games Party, Jon Troast concert. Whewwwwww.....glad I'm retired, and happy to heading out of town. ( But you know about all the prep it takes to leave town. ) Yikes! I'm glad Rick is staying home with the doggies!

Of course any trip with mixed media artists requires some art work prior to leaving town. My Blue Dawg at the top of the page is my Artist Trading Card (ATC's measure 3 1/2 by 2 1/2 inches) I'm going to be swapping with other participants at the Convenzione. On down the page are 4 examples of Chunky book pages, that I sent out last month, they meaure 4 by 4 inches and will be put in a book that all the contributors will receive. The last project is a small of a "make and take" mini-workshop that I will present on Saturday and Sunday. It measures 6 by 6 inches and opens up from the a box.....kinda cool if I do say so myself. The participants will have several stamp designs to choose from. My first endeavor at presenting at this sort of event. Prayers appreciated.
These 4 by 4 pages were fun, the girl is from a stamp from RED LEAD Paperworks in ST. Louis. A great store and website. Type REd Lead St. Louis in your search engine. The butterflies are from some old Current Stationary that we found in my mother's stash of goodies.The polka dotted background was made with bubble wrap and gesso.

The ZNE All Heart page was fun too. The giant heart being carried by that little guy is a USPS Stamp cover. You've seen the booklets of 20 or so stamps, with the hearts. Well, that's the front cover. I purchased stamps for the BRO for our newsletter. We send out about 500. I love the American Flag but am really bored with the flag stamps. We mailed them around Valentines Day, so these were perfect and I recycled the stamp image on to my Chunky Book pages.

I hope to post some photos of the trip, and some of the exciting projects and classes and events.

More to follow, of course.