I’m off to teach the mixed-media art retreat called Seaside Soiree, which is put on by the wonderful do-gooders of Charity Wings. Don’t get me wrong, I love do-gooders. They make the world a better place because they care about the big picture of Life. They know there is A LOT of truth to the old saying that helping others really helps ourselves. Plus, these ladies have raised over $368,636.28 for lots of nobel causes.
So, that’s why when Elena asked me to volunteer my time to teach at the 3-day art retreat and for ICE Resin to provide a sponsorship, I immediately said YES. We first met Elena last year at CHA when she came fluttering into our ICE Resin booth in her fairy wings and tiara with other volunteers of hers in tow. The girls were doing a live streaming from CHA and showing all their viewers at home the preview of all the new releases in the craft and hobby industry.
Susan loved what they were doing for various charitable causes and loaded Elena up with books and resin and bezels, oh my. I was able to meet up with Elena again at Summer CHA, and for a few quick minutes last month when I taught in San Diego at CKU.
There are still a few spots left for the Seaside Soiree. So give them a call if you are in the San Diego area and want to come play at all things mixed media this coming weekend. I’m looking forward to spending time with my fabulous fellow instructors and also hanging out with people who love to spend their free time making art AND doing nice things for others. What more can a girl want?
I will be teaching two projects for the event, both of them quite fabulous, if I do say so myself. One is a ocean-themed bracelet using real sand and seashells and ICE Resin, of course. The other is a resin paper journal necklace that’s so awesome it sounds like the ocean if you put your ear to it. (not really).
I also have to tell you Jess Italia Lincoln at Vintaj really stepped up to the plate and was so generous to also help with the sponsorship. All the cute natural brass charms, journal blanks and chain was generously donated by Vintaj for the event. Seriously, these ladies ROCK. Not only do they make products that are just the bomb to work with, but their big hearts have made them darlings of the industry. We all love them!