Sunday, May 8, 2011

Mother's Day

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This is all of us in Jackie's art studio.

I recently took a class from Jackie Baxted and Rita Reade.  Jackie taught us fabric collage and Rita taught us soldered charms.


This is a picture of my grandmother.  She was an actress.  She and my grandfather acted in vaudeville, the Mississippi River Boat, The Old Savoy Theater, and their last venue before their deaths was the Starlight Opera. 

In the picture Grandma is wearing a costume for her roll in Showboat.  She is also wearing the cameo broach and the coral necklace that is attached to the collage. 

Prior to the class we sent Jackie a picture that we wanted to use as our focal point.  She sized the pictures and printed them on fabric.  She also provided us with wonderful tea-dyed canvas and other fabrics, vintage lace and lots of bling.

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This is a cute little picture of my mother when she was a little girl.   Mom 050511 (3)

I think I may give it to her for Mother's day, but it's sort of a pull/tug thing.  I really want to keep it for myself. 

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A beautiful collage by Rita

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This is Sally's awesome collage. 

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Robin's gorgeous collage.

It was a small intimate group of incredibly creative ladies, which was so nice because we were able to become friendly with everyone right away. 

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Jackie, Rita and Sally

Jackie who is an awesome friend, hostess and teacher spent time helping us put fabrics together and burn the edges with a heat gun.Fabric Collage 043011 (15)

Rita and Kat

I fell in love with Rita Reade immediately.  She is warm and engaging and also a fabulous teacher.

I was so happy to see my wonderful friends Sally Fasano,

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Suzi Blu and of course, Gigi. 

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Robin Sanchez

Robin is a lady that I recently met at Jackie's.  She inspired a group of us to do a vintage rhinestone earring swap, which I'm looking forward to.  It was a nice surprise to see her again. 

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I met Sharon and Patty for the first time, and I love that we were immediately joking and laughing like old friends. 

It was a fabulous class.  I love a class that allows me to spend time with friends and produce something that I really like.



Rita said...

Happy Mother's Day Kat, I hope is been a good one for you. I had such a great time with you and the girls. I was very comfortable with all of you. I hope we can meet again soon. Your work and the girls collages are all so beautiful. Ciao Rita mammabellarte

jackieb said...

Oh Kat glad you had such a good time at the class. It was a fun day for sure and I loved what everyone created.

Regarding giving your Mother the fabric collage, I say do it! You can make another :} I think she will be amazed and bring back memories.

Amy said...

Happy Belated Mother's Day, Kat! What a happy day, celebrating two new grandbabies! The collages look gorgeous and inspiring - thanks for sharing!