August 8, 2008

oh, the fun I had.....

what can I say?
I love Nina
she was everything I expected and more
she's the type of person
you want to spend a day with
drinking tea
on a sunny porch
just talking
~this was her gatherings class~
the same one she taught at
this is my cover

and now my inside pageswhere I used lots of
my flea market finds
secured on old book covers
using ribbon and twigs
and eyelets and wire
and mica
and carpet tacks

class photo

she teaches

she acts
she cleans
thank you Nina for making my
weekend at Valley Ridge


  1. beTh,

    tHiS LOOkS awESOME. lOVeD wHAT yOU crEATEd IN hER cLASS. i hOPe oNE DAy SOOn i cAn GEt Back to CREatIng agaIn.



  2. Beth,

    Yea, you. Yea, Nina. I am so glad that you had such an amazing experience. The art that was created was amazing. Of course. How wonderful!

  3. your work is beautiful...i will have this class with nina in portland in october...trying to prepare and "gather"...i would love any tips you might share.

    thanks for the post...

  4. Wow! I almost feel like I was there. Thanks for the incredible pictures......I want to take that class now!!!

    Your art work is so absolutely amazing! As always, I am in awe of your talent!

    Glad you had such a wonderful time!

  5. ohhh, this looks amazing. and nina seems as lovely as i could imagine. your artwork is beautiful!! so lovely

  6. I am in awe! These are gorgeous. I tried to decide which I liked best, and I was unable to make a choice! I can't believe what an exciting class this was -- how fun to use all your finds, too!

    And by the way, my dear, when IS your birthday?

  7. Beth your book pieces turned out wonderful ! how beautiful all together in a book that way. I was so drooling that you shared each page this way and want more !!!

    Nina is a very versatile woman I see !!!

    Looks like a really nice place to workshop. day ! and then I want the tour of good eatery and shopping too ! and a little cottage porch sitting of course.


**I love reading the comments you leave, as they make me feel like we're sitting in my kitchen, having a cup of tea, discussing life and wondering where all the time has gone ...beth