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Friday, May 9 I taught an Artist Trading Cards class as part of Trade School LA. It was hosted by reDiscover Center in Los Angeles, CA. My first time there and my first class with Trade School LA. I will be participating in both again in the near future I am sure.

I was familiar with Trade School Brooklyn so when I saw that they were launching in LA I jumped on board. And I am so glad I did. Trade School is all about barter. The teachers list items they would like to receive as payment for their class. The students pick from the list and bring one or a few of the items to the class. It is all really cool. I made my items pretty open. One of my items was succulents. Knowing this is southern California I knew that this would be a pretty easy item. One wonderful woman brought me four small succulents! I also had on my list teacups and another great woman brought me three with matching saucers! The other items were art and or sewing supplies. I ended up with watercolor pencils (which I was thinking about purchasing), a small sewing kit, two books, and some old wallpaper. All great supplies that were items I no longer have to purchase! In turn I also received an enthusiastic creative class. Everyone loved the subject material and really got down to business creating diverse little works of art. At the end of the class we all traded and we walked away with lovely collectible one of a kind art works. Truly a great evening. As I always say at the beginning of my classes, even if you keep your own art it is okay. You are still walking away with something fantastic, new and inspiring.

Here are some photographs from the class courtesy of Richard Hecht and Alyssa Archambault.

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Listening to the water dripping off a newly acquired freshly hand-washed sequined covered sweater from the good will I reflect upon the multitude of projects that was May. AND IT AIN’T OVER YET!

Tomorrow I start a “project” I paused a few eons back so as to retain my sanity. The only time in my life that I had gone over my limit, so I yielded a bit and smartly so. The universe dumped the opportunity back into my lap and I jumped at it. I am officially on my way to continuing my patternmaking education. More on that in the near future….

Now reflection. May has been jammed packed and isn’t holding back. SEWING: So I made two hand sewing samplers (examples of my work) and one button sampler, a zippered pouch, and altered two  jackets (sleeves). AND made a pair of ruffled panties all by hand, no sewing machine used. Below are some photos.

More reflecting. ATCs or Artist Trading Cards were a new topic I tried out. I was asked to co-teach an overnight art class. Yes it began at 11:15pm and I think we finally kicked the last person out at 1:30am! I got home at 3:00am and got back up at 7:30am! But I digress… For excellent work was made and fun was had! Here are some samples I made and two class shots. Look at them, they are way into it.

And that was some of what I have been up to besides the other May posts already written! Time to go make some more art!

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I bought some Artist Trading Cards this week and just started creating on a few. It is as fun as making the art o mats! I had no idea. I just bought some because I am co-teaching with another artist at the end of this month. We are teaching ATCs and figured we should create a few of our own. Who knew this was so addicting. Perhaps I should of known, I do like to work small.

They aren’t done, but here is a preview of my first dabbles.

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