Monday, April 19, 2010

ATC's and a visit to Zinnia!



These are 3 of the 9 ATC's that I sent in for the ATC show at the main library. Show starts on May 3 and goes to the end of May.

Sunday found us in South Pasadena at the wonderful shop called Zinnia! Colleen, Syd, and I had the best time exploring all the rooms full of amazing art and supplies and meeting owner Tamara and artist and teacher Paul Murray. Michael de Meng was teaching a workshop upstairs and we got in a quick peek at the great pieces that his students were putting together.
So many wonderful things to look at and any store that has a 'store cat" is at the top of my favorites list! I would love to teach a workshop here someday....
What a cool chandelier they created with all manner of fun stuff!
Primitive fabric dolls made by a workshop teacher...
Some of Paul's cool tin wall dolls and stuffed creatures...
Store kitty.....finds containers to sleep in...loved being petted.
a great workshop area....

Some of Michael's work on display.

8 comments:

Jacky said...

Hi Mary, what a treat this post is...so much to see. Wonderful, wonderful art...thanks for sharing and lucky you meeting Micheal De Meng and seeing what was happening in his class.
Looove the shop kitty, looks very happily ensconsed in that tub.

Jacky xox

La Dolce Vita said...

awesome blog! found you by way of Jacky! I will be back! thanks!

grace said...

Hi Mary,
I'm glad you got your pictures to upload, I was in withdrawal!! I love your blog so much. You make such awesome art-the ATC's are so sweet and you visit such fabulous places!
Hugs, Grace

ShabbySheep said...

Zinnia looks like a great place to hang out! I wish we had something like that in our city.
Sheri

The Dreaming Bear said...

You're a lucky girl! Zinnia is on my list of places to visit! Looks like so much fun!!!

martha brown said...

This looks like the coolest store ever. I hope that I can visit it some day!

Marie said...

Your ATC's are perfect and so you!
<3 Sooo cute! You have the most fun
shops around you. Thanks for sharing
the photos of Michael De Meng's class...I am sure the shop would happily invite you to teach a workshop if they knew you were interested :)

Dot said...

Hi Mary
I agree with Jacky that this post is such a treat! So many beautiful things to look at. Love your ATC's and the photo's of Zinnia - what a brilliant shop!
Dot xx