Mondays are my day off. I do errands, catch up on household chores and contemplate life as I know it. Taking stock of things, I always know how lucky I am in this life. I am surrounded by people and things I love all the time. I always have been. How does that happen that some people are lucky and some are not? Is is Karma, fate, faith, attitude? I do not know, but I am sure that I am lucky.
The store, Small Studio, makes me happy. Daily I am in the center of creative and/or interesting people. Every one has a story and the stories are always surprising. I have told you some of them here on my blog before. Saturday we had our Zentangle classes going on. I was chatting with one of the students who was new to our store. The conversation traveled to jewelry and beading. I asked her if she knew another customer who was into beading and it turned out they knew each other 30 years ago in college and had lost touch. I called my customer (and friend). She came over and the two of them had lunch and made plans to get together later this month. Sometimes I have to be reminded that the store is not about me.
Have you signed up for workshops here yet? I can't guarantee that you will be reunited with long lost friends, but I can assure you that you will have fun and learn stuff. Coming up next is Tory Brokenshire from Oregon. Tory teaches all over the country to filled classes. We are lucky (there is that word again) to have her here in Westlake OH for 3 one-day workshops May 3-4-5.
Two weeks later, the deMengs arrive. Michael deMeng has a quirky way with art. Some might say weird, but while making oddities, students learn excellent paint techniques and assemblage techniques and tricks. Michael's workshops are May 16-19.
Andrea Matus deMeng taught here for the first time last year and students could not be more pleased. Andrea is an accomplished collage artist and instructor. Andrea is not only talented, but she is also a sweetheart. She will be teaching May 16-18.
Go to our website here and decide which workshops you want. Fill out the registration form and send it in right away for the above classes.
Last but not least. We have added a new, expanded "Face" class with Aimee Kluiber. Now, 2 hours long, Aimee will teach you how to draw and shade faces using Pan Pastels, pencils, Ranger Paint Dabbers and other supplies.This will happen on Sat, April 20, 9-11AM. Details will be online in a day or two. Also, right after the Faces class, we will have our monthly Free Play Day. Bring your projects and have fun in our back classroom. This is free but we do need you to call the store and reserve a seat. 440-808-8599