Tuesday, May 20, 2008
A FANTASTIC CRUISE!
May 11-18 2008 ... life doesn't get much better than enjoying a week of leisurerly crafting with Tim Holtz and cruising the beautiful waters of southeast ALASKA!
The view from my balcony in Seattle was fantastic particuliarly since I had never seen the space needle before this trip. The fast pace of the city provided a sharp contrast to what we would see in the days ahead.
Tim is one fantastic organizer of training events! It is difficult to simply explain how fantastic crafting with a master teacher and organizer can be. Tim provided EVERYTHING the 200 participants could possibily need for a spectacular crafting time. If you think of a luxurious crafting time...this is it!
At a reception the first evening we recieved the nametag that you see on the far right. It is also a zippered pounch to carry our room key and any other personal essentials. We wore it to all the classes and quickly learned to identify our classmates by "the look" of the tag and a similar designed zippered totebag.
Tim planned for every possible item we could possibly need for our projects. The first day we received a basic kit complete with a sampling of the newest inks, paints and tools. He even provided rubber gloves and a tea towel to be used as a ink rag as needed.
O-o la-la there were always surprises!!! We received an abundance of additional supplies and embellishments so we could personalize our projects. Hm-m I see I still have lots of grungeboard and a wonderful set of Hero Arts travel cling stamps to enjoy but lots of ribbon must still be stashed in a suitcase pocket.
So I best run along to finish up cleaning out the suitcases...see you soon with pics of my projects.