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Yesterday turned out to be a pretty awesome day at Paper Vineyard's first-ever All Day Copic Coloring event. Not only did I get to hang out with my favorite girl friends, I also got to meet some new ones!!! That's just what Copic markers do... they bring friends together!!!
The day was PACKED with activity beginning right at 9 a.m. with an UBER YUMMY breakfast. Honestly, pancakes with whipped cream and blueberries? Eggs and sausage? Really? At a scrapbook store? YUP!!! The owner Adriana has mad kitchen skillz!!! Then Jennie Black (super star that she is) came all the way from California to hang out with us and teach a class. She is such an incredible lady and a wonderful teacher!!! She did a FABULOUS job teaching us all lighting to effect subject matter and mood. LOVED IT!!! Here are pics of her samples from class.
In the pic on the left, of the boy sitting with his dog, Jennie pointed out that it was colored so that the light was illuminating the heads of both the boy and the dog whereas the boy, his dog and his plane are illuminated in the pic on the right. Crazy how lighting in our projects can play such a BIG role in telling a story... like the one of a boy's bond with the things he loves! Definitely a WONDERFUL class Jennie. :)
And if Jennie's class wasn't enough, we also got to enjoy a ton of FREE make n' takes throughout the day. Of course I got to get in on the act and created this fun card to do as a make n' take:
But then Dana Edwards gave us THIS cooler than cool canvas creation:
Kelly Wann gave us this BEWITCHING creation:
And Krista Koenig gave us this EERILY AMAZING gem!!!
Yep! My friends are SOOOOOO talented!!! It was a blast getting to play with them for an entire day (well, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. anyway).
And I want to send a special "Thanx"out to the nice DPS officer who let me out of a ticket while I was out on my dinner break. A speeding ticket would have been a little bit of a dampener on such an AWESOME day!!! ;)