okay.. so I have the funniest story to tell (maybe not so funny but just one of those moments you go.. well it must have been meant to be for some reason).. Monday I posted that I was leaving for Puerto Rico to teach for my friend Yamille at an event she was putting on to over 200 women. Well called me monday afternoon, to make sure everything was in order for the event.. I told her yes but just needed the itinerary for my plane tickets emailed to me as I hadn't seen it yet. WELL when she started to tell me what it was.. and what time I would be flying in.. she said out loud.. "you will be coming in on the 9th of December.. and coming home the 14th!" and I was like.. wait what? Can you repeat that last sentence?? Lol.. isn't the event THIS weekend?... and then dead silence.. and then we both had a "oh crap" moment.. lol.. it seems as though through the mist of many facebook messages back and forth, and the language barrier we both have.. somehow we both totally got confused. She originally wanted me to come out the 9th and 10th but my husband and I are going to Hawaii with some friends and so I told her I would love to, but couldn't do it that weekend. as I already had a trip planned that had been for months... but could the weekend before, which was December 2nd and 3rd. She said that was wonderful and we were good to go.. and starting planning the class and her event. Well she read the email that I could come out the 2nd or 3rd WEEKend in december when I meant the 2nd and 3rd DAYS of december.. and so this whole time we have both thought the event was on different weekends! lol. Oh I felt soo bad. I wanted to cry for her! After a little bit of brainstorming and a few laughs (and maybe a few tears.. lol) . We figured it all out! The event is going on as planned without me next weekend.. with all the other fabulous teachers.. and while I can't come as I will already be gone in Hawaii..I am going to fly out there iN January and do a private event for all of the ladies who are attending the event next weekend.. just for them. Yamille was so positive through the whole thing and that Is what I love about her and our friendship! I felt so bad for her! through all of it she said to me " there must be a reason that God doesn't want you to come to Puerto Rico this weekend.. maybe there would be problems with the plane and so this is Nature protecting you" .. and I thought.. seriously? how freaking sweet is that.. instead of being upset or looking at the negative about this whole situation.. she is looking for the positive in it! I ADORE Yamille.. she is seriously one of the most genuine people I know. And so FUN! Can't WAIT to go in January now and teach at her private store to all those wonderful girls.. gonna have to bring them something special for the wait! lol
anyhow.. so instead of being on a warm sunny beach right now.. I am still home, in cold idaho and now have 4 extra days of "i don't know what to do with myself".. because I have been working so hard all of this past 2 weeks to get every deadline done by monday! lol.. I even stayed home from thanksgiving to get it all done..so now I feel like.. wow.. I can breath? maybe I will take this opportunity to go make some magical christmas art to put in my house. Maybe I will just sleep. lol who knows.
ANYHOW.. the whole reason for this post is because I have a VIDEO to share with you today!! lol
so a few months ago I did an article for Somerset Studio's Magazine.. (it was in their september issue I believe).. and in it they asked me feature how to create texture on your art projects with everyday house hold items! I LOVED this challenge.. specially because I use household items in my art all the time! Well they also asked me to create a video for them to post on their website creating one of the projects I did.. so of course.. I said.. yes! But I also created a second video for at the same time.. all about the household items I use and how to use them! So I thought I would share THAT video with you here in my blog! Here are a few peeks of the projects I did for the article.. if you don't get that magazine.. yoU MUST SUBSCRIBE TO IT!! it's amazing! and I think you can still buy past issues on their website.. and they even offer digital downloads of past magazines too.
this article was seriously so fun..
so again.. this isn't the video where I created the actual projects.. (you have to buy the magazine to get the code to actually watch that one).. but this is one I created the same day using all the items I talk about in the video! hope you enjoy it! .. Happy Thursday!