On My Trip to California...

I flew into Sacramento on July 14 and after waiting an hour for my luggage it was off to Roseville for a weekend of teaching.  Sandy, the store owner is a friendly lady.  She is married to David and has a seventeen year old daughter, Lauren.  They were very hospitable and were fun to be around.  I appreciate my time with them, which is all part of the fun in traveling and teaching in new places!  I am especially thankful that they indulged my weakness for Asian food.  :)

The store's name is The Stamp Art Shoppe and it is a beautiful store.  The store is bright and cheery and very clean!  Sandy has certainly put a person touch in the decorating and extra touches that the store offers.  The walls are a warm olive green, the stamp cases a bright white and the shelves are made of glass.  Fresh flowers are on display in the store and the classroom.  There are decorative extras such as a skirted sink in the bathroom, art on the walls, decorative mirrors, shelves and other things that made me think of a Ballard Design catalog.

I heard from many of the students that Sandy is very generous and is an awesome store owner.  Sandy even made all the students name tags and housed them in cute boxes complete with candies!

I want to thank all the students who took my classses.  I met a lot of new ladies this past weekend and it was a pleasure sharing my art with you.  I appreciate all the kind words and support.  I hope to see you again on another teaching trip to Roseville.

Keep cool, guys!


I am off to Charleston, South Carolina on July 29 for my 20 year High School Reunion.  I was thrilled yesterday to find the perfect dress!  I will write about the whole evening when I get back.  My mom and I are going to Asheville, North Carolina on August 1 to hunt goodies and junk in the many antique malls and stores around the area!  It will be nice to spend some quality time with my mom and find some good art stuff as well!