Apr 16, 2014

Hunter or Hunted?

OMG!!! I realized it's been 2 months since I wrote my last post! Where did the time go? But to be fair, I have been up to my neck with work ... and kids ... and dance classes ... and Channing Tatum ;)

Seriously though, I have been really busy recording and editing my Artful Gathering workshop!! So much FUN, but very nerve wrecking as well, being a firstimer at this. Had a couple of meltdowns but definitely keeping it together. What a lot of things I have learned in just these 2 months! I feel like I have learned stuff worth a year! I even learned film editing from scratch ... how's that for achievement ;)

So ... the "Event" is getting nearer. My workshop - "Beyond Time" is already in the Artful Gathering catalogue ... and Zinnia our super-woman-admin-mentor-sisterinart has done such a great job with the catalogue, and everything else! You need to go see the Catalogue to believe it! I will be teaching one workshop this year which will run from Jun 6 thru July 17. Registration will open in full swing from May 1st ...  I really hope to see you @Artful Gathering this summer!

So ... in view of the 2 months leading to the summer workshops, we @Artful Gathering have organized a fun treasure hunt! Each week, a few instructors will open their blogs for the hunt and all you need to do is to search for a little RED square button with a CROWN in it. On the square button, you will find a SECRET WORD. Collect all those words and stand a chance to win a free workshop of your choice this summer! Besides that, there are also loads of other prizes given by the instructors up for grabs. For more information and to have a peek at the prizes on the Hunt, just go to Treasure Hunt Game 2014 @ Artful Gathering


This week is in fact Week 3 of the Hunt, and yours truly is one of the participating blogs. So ... I invite you guys to go into my blog, scroll thru and go find that RED square button with the SECRET WORD! After you've found mine, go visit the rest of the participating blogs and find their buttons too!! You will find the other participating blogs in the Treasure Hunt link above :)

Now, before I go plant my secret word, see that gorgeous little babe in the photo? That's what I'll be teaching this summer :) A "romantic relic" in the form of a miniature mixed media book. For those of you who have been interested to learn how to sew a book ... this is your chance! Besides sewing the book, I'll also be sharing many other stuff, like how to create these ornate and aged covers, how to create a ravaged leather spine, coffee stained pages with accents and much much more. You'll be treated to approximately 6 hours of my craziness ((O_O)) ... and if by the time you finish the workshop, you're still standing ... then you would have in your hand, a one-of-a-kind romantic relic that you'll be super proud off :)

WOOKIEEEE ... HAPPY HUNTING!!!

19 comments:

  1. Would love to know how to make one of your books, pity I am not nearer.

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    1. hi Debbie :)
      I am teaching at Artful Gathering this summer. It is an online art retreat. If you are interested in learning how to make the little book in the pic, you can go into the "My Workshop - Beyond Time" link in green and have a peek :) you can do the workshop in the comforts of your own home :)
      There will be more than 30 instructors this year teaching various projects ... If you go to the "@Artful Gathering" or "the Catalogue" links, you'd be able to see them all :)

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  2. Looking forward to it! I may be a little late joining in as I have Open Studio until 8th June but will be signed up and raring to go from May!!

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    1. That's superb Amanda!! Looking forward to seeing you then :) xo

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  3. Hi L - looks like a heap of work has gone into this venture - I so hope it has great outcomes for you - though I must say I have missed your creative bits and pieces. Go well. B

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  4. hi B :)
    yup ... the site manager is really doing a lot this year leading on to the workshops. Amazing lady she is!!
    To tell you the truth, i miss my bits and pieces too ... i haven't been making anything for over 2 months and i'm dying to do something. a couple more days and i'll be done with the editing. then I can clear my table and start making bits and pieces again :)

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  5. I am so excited about your class! Hope I will be able to take the class. I can hardly wait for the 1st! Wow I admire the work it must have taken to put the video together. I do not even know how to put one together.

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    1. aww Susan! thank you for your kind words!! it was indeed a steep learning curve for me ... but i'm glad i did it!
      I look forward to seeing you at AG then :)

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  6. This little book has been "talking" to me since I first saw it. It is absolutely gorgeous!! I am so looking forward to your class and hope that my book comes out looking just half as good as yours.

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    1. hi Sarah :)
      thank you very much!! I am so happy that you are joining us this summer!! I look forward to seeing you then :) I am sure your little book will be even more gorgeous becos it is born from your heart and your hands :)

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  7. Oh I wish I could come to your class!!! Have a wonderful time with your class...I bet your an awesome teacher...

    ((((((HUGS))))))

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  8. L, somehow I missed commenting here! I've signed up for your class at Artful Gathering and I'm really looking forward to it.

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    1. hi Carol :)
      I did read one of your comments saying that you'll be attending :) I am so thrilled!! It's a week away and i am excited!!! xo

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  9. Love your style and art and craftsmanship. Fab.

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  10. I fell in LOVE with this book the first time I laid eyes on it. Is it possible to make a book like this in a larger size?

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  11. I fell in LOVE with this little book when I first laid eyes on it! Will I be able to make a larger version of it at your workshop?

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  12. Also I can't find this workshop for registration. Is it closed? Thanks!

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    1. hi there :)
      Yes this class is from 2 years ago and not online anymore. The site do sell DVDs of this class. PLease check their DVD page http://atozinnia.org/product-category/luthien-thye/
      You can modify the size of the book, but all the measurements will have to be recalculated which won't be difficult to do. I do have another book class this year at Artful Gathering. It's a larger book that i'll be teaching. Perhaps you may like to try this instead? Class starts 6 June and will run for 6 weeks.

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