Monday, July 26, 2010

The end of July?!

Greetings everyone,
It's difficult to believe that the month of July is almost ended. Between the studio, classes, Altered book club, visiting relatives and trying to fit a little art into the spaces in between, July seems like a blur. One very exciting thing is that our local Altered Books club has started a year long altered book round robin! The club started about 8 years ago at Luna's Memories with only 2 or 3 of us meeting once a month. The club has now grown to 12 or 13 active members. This will be our largest project to date and the very thing I have been waiting for! It's taken us 8 years to get to this point and I really want to create my best art for everyone's book. I will try to keep a monthly journal of my year long adventure into the world of the round robin for your entertainment and my sanity.
As for classes: I will be giving one last Altered Book #4 class this Saturday the 31st at Art Max in Seaside. Here are the details:
Saturday July 31st Where: Art Max in Seaside Class: Altered Books #4-The Niche Description: How can a book hold a 3 dimensional object? By cutting a niche of course! In this 4th class in the Altered Book Series we will learn to cut and prepare a niche to hold your special treasures, create a shrine or a 3-D scene. Items to bring: Your altered book and altered book kit that includes an xacto knife or box cutter and a cutting mat. Time: 11:00 to 2:30pm Fee: $35.00 To sign up for this class please email me at
And at C.Andrews studio this week Erica will be giving her make-a-wish birthday card class. Erica is generously giving up some of her summer vacation from college to give this class to benefit the Make-a-wish Foundation.
Here are the details:
Thursday July 29th Instructor: Erica Shue Location: C.Andrews Studio Class: Make-a-wish Birthday Card Class Description: Come make birthday cards and help support the Greater Bay Area Make-A-Wish Foundation. Share the power of a wish while making 6 handmade cards. $20 of your class fee will be donated to Make-A-Wish and will help grant wishes to children with life threatening medical conditions. Written information about Make-A-Wish is available by calling (800) 464-9474 or by visiting its website at Time: 6:00 to 9:00pm Fee: $25.00 Class limit: 8 To sign up for Erica’s class please email her at Well that will wrap up a busy July. But onto August. Stay tuned for August schedules both my classes and at the studio. And my upcoming Round Rpbin Sanity journal. I hope to see you soon!

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