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MAKE IT! Mondays October 30, 2008

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My “Geek” squad October 24, 2008

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The team building workshop I lead this afternoon exceeded my wildest expectations. Why was I nervous? These guys (and 1 girl) were totally receptive to making the project and did a bang up job of it!

Attacking the blank page

Attacking the blank page

beer inspired creativity

beer inspired creativity

enjoying the process

enjoying the process

a work of art

a work of art

a happy group

a happy group

10 reasons to come in and take time time for yourself in the studio October 20, 2008

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10. You can make something cool in 10 minutes or less!

9. There are about 9 weeks till Christmas…

8. Using the AccuCut Machine for 8 minutes a day gives totally toned biceps

7. You and 7 friends may win a FREE night out in the studio (*read on for more details!)

6. If 6 colors of paint makes a rainbow what can you make with 60?

5. Paint or ink on your 5 fingers warms our hearts.

4. Friends around a table being creative is magical.

3. Recycle-Repurpose-Reuse

2. The benefits are two fold….art is therapy (and studio fees are much less than your co-payment)

And the number one reason to take time for yourself is this.

YOU DESERVE IT!

Make it fit into your schedule this week.

*Drop by sometime before the end of the month and purchase a 10 hour timecard for yourself or as a gift and you will be entered into a drawing for a free night out for 8 people!

My latest obsession October 20, 2008

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I am pretty much defined by what my current obsession is…Right now it happens to be these tiny folded pamphlet/booklets using one or more sheets of 8.5×11 paper.  I’ve been on a folding binge and I LOVE the results.  There is something soothing to me in this process…I don’t know exactly what it is, but I’m enjoying the process…Here are a couple I made this weekend starting with lightweight watercolor paper.

Hannah and I spent hours this weekend doodling on watercolor paper and coloring in with watercolor pencil then blending with a wet brush….oh so much fun!

Holiday Extravaganza!! October 16, 2008

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December 6 – 7 in the A Work of Heart Studio

We are planning an amazing event on December 6th & 7th that will give you some time to create before the holidays are in full swing and help raise money for families in need!

You won’t want to miss out on the Holiday Extravaganza!!

Here are all the juicy details:

– 20 hours of crop time Saturday & Sunday 10am to 8pm.  You will have access to all of our regular studio supplies. You can leave your projects here Saturday and we will lock them up safe and sound.
– Each Crafter will have ample reserved table space, so if you need to run out you know your spot will be here when you return.
– You receive a  personal stocking full of goodies from our generous sponsors – The stocking goodies will be worth more than $100 (So far sponsors include: Tinkering Ink, Hampton Art, Hero Arts, Maya Road and Cosmo Cricket)
– A delicious lunch on Saturday
– Snacks to keep your energy going
– Two wonderful make-and-takes designed just for this event
– Tons of door prizes from our sponsors
– Special sales JUST for Holiday Extravaganza attendees
– Games with PRIZES of course and…
-1 ticket for the drawings (you can purchase more at the event)

The drawings will be held at the end of the day on Sunday.  All of the proceeds from the auction will go to support the local Second Harvest chapter that serves Santa Clara and San Mateo counties.  We are working with the Food Bank to support programs that help families this holiday season.

The fee for the full event is $75.  To reserve your spot at a table call us at 408-266-1005.

Traci Bautista is Coming to Town October 10, 2008

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…yes she is even better than Santa
November 21st – 23rd 2008

We are thrilled beyond words that Traci is coming to hang out with us and share her amazing creativity and talent with us!! Over the weekend she will teach five wonderful classes!! Each of the classes is listed below. You may register for individual classes or you can register for them all and receive a BONUS BAG that will be filled with supplies that you need for class and some extra goodies. The BONUS BAG will be worth over $50

The full package rate is $395 this includes all the classes as well as a BONUS BAG (see below for a list of what’s in the bag).

Friday (11.21.08)- 6pm – 10:00pm – creativity unleashed – $85

This is fun and inspirational creativity workshop. Traci will share her tips about brainstorming, idea/inspiration boards, her art process, digital manipulation, photocopy tricks and design. Discover interesting ways to extend your artwork in this idea-generating workshop. You will do fun, creative exercises including doodle maps, idea lists, word collage, color cutouts that will get you thinking about your art in new ways.

Saturday (11.22.08)– 10:00am – 12:00pm – Collage Pauge Play Party – $40

The Play Party will be a 2-hour event with a creativity talk, DEMO, make-it/Take-it and Q&A. All supplies included– paper, tacky glue, embellishments, Collage Pauge, tape and tools. Traci will demo techniques using Collage Pauge and creating paper cones. Also, customers that attend the Play Party will have the chance to enter a drawing for a Collage Pauge goodie bag.

Saturday (11.22.08) – 1:00pm – 5:00pm – Monotypes & Drizzles – $85

Drizzle…scrape…stencil..stamp…Experiment with printmaking techniques on an acrylic sheet. Through various painting jumpstarts, learn about color scraping, washing, monotype, eyedropper doodles, gesso textures, dyed cloth stamping & stenciling and glazing. This is a process workshop for painting colorful backgrounds.

Saturday (11.22.08) – 6:00pm – 9:00pm -Doodles & Letters – $70

Through a series of creative jumpstarts you will play with various writing tools to doodle and make a personal “tag” of symbols, letters and patterns. Make your mark with scribbles, doodles and scratches to create layers of abstract lines. Explore a mixture of graffiti lettering, typography mixed with freestyle calligraphy.

Sunday (11.23.08) – 11:00am – 6:00pm (1-hr potluck lunch) – FIBERlicious book – $115 (if you register for this class you should also register for the monotypes & drizzles to make sure you have enough pages for your book)

Design a one-of-a-kind art journal with painted canvas covers that explodes with a fluffy fiber binding embellished with crochet stitched bits, chunky vintage bead and baubles. The book signatures are created with random-sized painted and dyed found papers. To see detailed pictures visit: http://kollaj.typepad.com/photos/fiberlicious_art_boo/

but wait…there’s more….here is what the “Bonus Bag” includes for those of you who sign up for all 5 classes:

  • a magazine for you to cut up
  • several 1″ foam brushes
  • glue stick
  • paper towels (15)
  • manilla file folders (3)
  • 12 x 12 white cardstock (5)
  • plastic paint scraper
  • water containers
  • book binding needle
  • tapestry needle
  • embroidery floss
  • Needle nose pliers
  • a few fabric strips
  • wax linen thread
  • and lots of other fun goodies

This bag includes a large portion of the items that are on the supply list for the weekend!

If you are interested in reserving a spot in any of these classes give us a call! 408-266-1005…Keep scrolling to see some pictures!!

FIBERlicious aRt Book

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FIBERlicious aRt Book

Creativity Unleashed

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Creativity Unleashed

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Monotypes & Drizzles 3

monotypes & drizzles

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Monotypes & Drizzles 1

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Monotypes & Drizzles 2

Doodles & Letters

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Doodles & Letters

Classes this week in the Studio October 1, 2008

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week of September 29 – October 5

Technique Tuesday – Soldered Slides & More

We’re trying something new this week to see if we can make this workshop better.  We’ve broken the process up into 3 parts.  Take one or take all 3:

soldered slideSession 1: Take pre-made backgrounds(patterned paper) and add imagery and/or text to complete mini collage ready for you to place between glass (or use in any way you want) Attend session 2 and solder them into finished pieces. Session 3 will feature other surfaces you can solder on (ie. glass pebble, chipboard, acrylic tiles and more) Workshop Fee: $10 (per session) Materials fee: $5 per sessionThis is Session 2 for the evening: Learn the basics of soldering from taping and burnishing to applying flux and solder you get hands on experience in this technique. Take the pieces you create in session 1 (building collage between glass) and finish them off with solder. Attend session 3 to explore other forms to solder beyond the glass slide. Glass pebbles, chipboard, tiles of mirror or plexi. Workshop fee: $10 for each session Materials fee: $5 (each session)Session 3 features different surfaces you can solder. Experiment with glass pebbles, chipboard and acrylic tiles. Work on your soldering techniques. Workshop Fee: $15 Materials Fee: $5


Altered Art Wednesday Night
apronAltered Apron
– Taking a pair of overalls, cut and craft a personalized art apron. We have sewing machines and a serger for construction purposes. Don’t worry if you can’t sew, there are experienced stitchers on hand. Attend part 2(the following Wednesday) and experiment with stamping and dyes to make your apron truly unique. Workshop Fee: $15 Materials Fee: $15 (includes overalls)

Open Studio Wednesdays

This has always been available, we just want to stress that you can come and do your own thing on Wednesday nights from 6-9pm. No instruction is provided, you just DIY and enjoy all the tools the studio has to offer.
(6 – 9 pm – $7/hour)

Make-it Thursday – Gobblin Jars & Shrines

In this workshop we’ll pay homage to Halloween by creating miniature scapes where our goblins can dance. We’ll decorate a jar and create a mini shrine using Collage Pauge, Acrylic paint, glitter and more. Workshop Fee: $15 Materials: $15


rel picReliquaries with Julee – Sunday, October 5th (3pm – 6pm)
Box building and soldering are the two techniques featured in this 3 hour workshop with Julee Herman, owner of The heART Collective. You will go home with one reliquary and armed with the skills to make more. Class Fee: $65

There is more info on our calendar so be sure to check that out at to register just give us a call at (408)266-1005!