Now that the jet lag has settled, I've started to remember more of the great adventure that was Ranger U. So let's back track a bit to the things I actually made. Above is a snap of the tag book that I made during the two fantastic days with Tim, over 50 different techniques.....such fun!!!
Here are all the paint technique samples that I did with Claudine Hellmuth and her fab new Studio paints and canvas, followed by a pic of the nearly finished project (it's just awaiting a photo to go on the front). This is the thing that kept Leandra and I up until 1.30 am, we got so carried away with the idea of just playing around without any pressure of deadlines etc. that time just ran away from us!!!!
At last but not least, here is a piccy of the gorgeous sampler that we did with Suze, Beeswax and UTEE.....just wonderful. Apart from making the UTEE beads with Leandra for our ArtsyCrafts event, I had not used my melt pot for a couple of years......shame on me.....it's now high on my list of things to do, I've got lots of ideas of new experiments buzzing around my head...all I need now is some time!!!
Finally, I need to share our adventures with Suze.We had a trip to one of Suze's favourite sushi restaurants, well I'm not a fan of anything raw unless it is a fruit or vegetable but she took me under her wing to make sure that I ordered something that I would like. Well, I had the best terayaki (I have no idea if I've spelt that correctly) chicken on the planet, it was wonderful. After a great day at Ranger, followed by a great meal with great friends, you'd think that the day could not get better...how wrong can you be. Suze invited us to visit her fabulous and I truly mean FABULOUS home. Leandra, Lisa and I were all treated to a tour of Suze's home. I'm not very often left speechless, but it was amazing. It is full of all Suze's treasures that she has collected on her global travels...no other word for it but gob smacking!!!
Suze also very kindly took the time and trouble to show us some of her favourite shops, you may have seen it on her blog already but you really need to see "Anthropology" in real life to get the feel of this amazing store. They have a fabulous display of old suitcases which now have table legs attached to them to make them into the most amazing occasional tables but the best part is that their display has all these tables hanging on the wall.....can you believe that.....I wish I took I photo of it!!!!
Suze, I know you love shopping....I'm not sure if you are a good influence or a bad one but here is the aftermath of our short shopping trip!!!