Margot and Destiny here, with apologies for being offline for longer than usual. We spent the weekend before last at the Education in the Textile Arts (ETA) Conference in Irvine, CA, and came home beat!
Between Friday night and Sunday late afternoon we ran a booth in their expo hall, did a shoe-painting demo and a slide show, taught a class in painting and embellishing shoes, did a simliar class about doing the same to handbags, and held a Saturday night Painting Party for folks who wanted to learn how to paint, sponge and/or stencil their t-shirts.
We had a blast, but as you can imagine, it took a lot out of us. Now the energy is flowing again and we want to share some photos of the work our students did. They were a smart, lively and creative bunch and as usual, we learned almost as much as we taught.
The pictures you'll see in this post are ones Destiny took of the shoe-painting class, and they include a handbag getting a new color scheme (we always tell folks they are welcome to bring a bag instead of a pair of shoes).
We are saving the photos from our Paint Party for another day -- wouldn't want to overwhelm you!
Our apologies to those of you who didn't get your shoes in this post -- it wasn't because they weren't wonderful, just that not all the photos came out well.