Tuesday, August 19, 2014

How to Paint on Glass

Learn how to paint on glass...Joan will demonstrate several techniques (they're SUPER simple!), then you get to paint 6 wine glasses any style you'd like.  You take them home, let them dry 24 hours, then bake in your oven for 40 minutes and now they're DISHWASHER SAFE!  This paint works on ceramic pieces too!  Think Home Goods!  Think inexpensive, amazing holiday gifts!  Joan will hold an Open Studio Workshop in October using this great paint - you bring the containers and she provides the supplies and expertise.  Keep a lookout for the open workshop posting coming your way in September.  Meanwhile, come learn the basics of glass painting, have some fun and create beautiful wine glasses!

Workshops are held at Heidi Borchers amazing Creative Studio near San Luis Obispo, California.  More details are available on our website www.CreativeMETime.com.  While you're there, check out our retreat October 17-19th overlooking the Pacific Ocean!

Sea Glass Mobile

Are you an ocean lover?  Whether you live where you enjoy sand between your toes everyday or wish you could, you can create this beautiful Sea Glass Mobile.  Learn to wrap and form wire into this stunning memory of the sea.  Joan even provides real sea glass for you!  The workshop is held on the Central Coast of California so come join the fun at www.CreativeMeTime.com

3D Shrink Plastic Flower Jewelry

Love, love, love these shrink plastic 3D flowers.  Can you believe they start out as very thin, clear sheets of plastic?  A little creative magic is added and taaadaaaa, 3D flowers are created.  Come find out the secrets to these adorable flowers at www.CreativeMeTime.com

Tuesday, August 05, 2014

Sea Glass Jewelry Class

Learn how to make beautiful Sea Glass Jewelry from Mixed Media Artist and ocean lover, Joan Martin Fee.   Bring your own sea glass or Joan will have some local sea glass to choose from.  Tools and supplies are provided to learn a basic wire wrapping technique to create one necklace and two earrings.  Joan is keeping this class small so you get lots of personal attention. Monday, August 11th at Heidi Borchers Creativity Studio in Los Osos, CA

Wire & Bead Jewelry Class

The holidays are right around the corner so get a jump start on your gift list with this wire and bead jewelry set.  Assorted wire and bead colors will be available along with all of the materials and tools needed to complete one necklace and two earrings.  All skill levels are welcome.  Bring a friend or family member and share a fun evening out.  Thursday, August 21st, Heidi a Borchers Creative Studio in Los Osos, CA

Fort Bragg Glass Beach

I was talking to an acquaintance recently and she mentioned she was heading to Mendocino.  I mentioned I am teaching Sea Glass Jewelry classes and I'd heard about a beach at Fort Bragg that is covered in sea glass.  She drove an hour and a half out of her way to bring me back a bag of sea glass! I was stunned!  Think I'll make her a necklace.

Friday, August 01, 2014

Mosaic Shoe

Love my mosaic shoe!  Heidi Borchers taught this amazing class in her awesome studio filled with all kinds of tiles, beads, baubles...you name it she had it.  My inspiration was my grandparents China that was broken many years ago and has been hanging around taking up space.  I am thrilled to have preserved the heirloom and created a work of art in the process.  

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Creative Me Time

Mixed Media Retreat

October 17-19
Cambria, California

Yes, that's right, an entire weekend getaway filled with exciting creative workshops, delicious meals, a goodie bag, the beautiful Pacific Ocean, and more relaxation than you'd think possible. Come join the fun - it's a weekend all about YOU!
Classes, Classes & More Classes
Yay!  Heidi Borchers is debuting her Starbucks Mixed Media Masterpiece!  She's been asked for years to share her technique and we're lucky enough to be in the first class!  You'll be amazed at the art you create using Starbucks paper goods under the guidance of Heidi, who's been an artist all her life. You can leave your piece natural or paint to fit your decor. This is going to be a smashing good time!

Lana and Sloane Simmons from EZScreenPrint, will show how really easy screen printing is - it only takes 60 seconds exposure to the sun to make the screen!  You'll screen print three projects including the Amazingly Fast & Easy Screen Print Wall Art, a tote bag, a tile coaster and take home the supplies to create even more!

Chocolate, Chocolate, Chocolate!  The For the Love of Chocolate class features yummy gourmet chocolate tasting from The Joycup Co. and we'll carry on our theme by decorating a colorful container for your own chocolate stash.  Joan'sgathering trinkets, baubles and doodads from her travels and bringing tons of items from her studio for you to personalize your container.

Succulents are so popular and shoes, well, we all LOVE shoes.  Joan Martin Feecombined the two and came up with an adorable Shoe Succulent Garden using a super easy decoupage process. While the glue is drying,  we'll make lovely Herbal Hand Scrubs, all perfect gifts for the holidays.

There's one more class, but it's a TOP SECRET SURPRISE!  You'll have to wait until Sunday morning of the retreat to find out!

Imagine an entire weekend of doing what you want to do...Details are available at www.CreativeMeTime.com
Chocolate Tasting and Creative Chocolate Class

EZScreenPrint Wall Art

Heidi Borchers Starbucks Mixed Media Masterpiece
You deserve a weekend of total Creative Me Time where you get to do what you want to do.  More details are available at www.CreativeMeTime.com

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Mosaic Shoe Class

The inspiration for my mosaic shoe was my grandparent's broken China.  It was broken when it fell off a shelf in my parents garage and my dad drove over it many, many years ago.  I ran across it last week and was excited to finally have a vision for the mosaic shoe class I was taking from Heidi Borchers. I ran out of time and can't wait to finish the inside and be able to grout next week.

Friday, July 25, 2014

Mosaic Shoe

 I'm very excited about the Mosaic Shoe workshop tomorrow taught by Heidi Borchers!  We were talking earlier this week and she said something about using plates on the shoe - it hit me!  I recently ran across the broken China that belonged to my
grandparents.  I've had it for years waiting for the right project.  Pictures of the finished shoe late tomorrow.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Monogrammed Sea Glass Jewelry

We're celebrating a friends birthday tomorrow and I know she loves sea glass.  The perfect gift - a sea glass necklace!  I added her initial for a personal touch.  Interested in making sea glass jewelry?  We offer classes on the beautiful Central California Coast just down the road from the happiest city in America - San Luis Obispo.  Www.CreativeMeTime.com