Met this family at the Kensington, MD Book Fair. A Jewish family that adopted a beautiful girl from India, I'll call R. She was the first visitor to the booth and came back later in the day to make another paper bag album.
March 29, 2008 you'll find me at this event at Peace n Cup of Joe in Baltimore, MD Please see the REGISTRATION LINK BELOW!
On Saturday March 29, 2008, from 1 pm until 6 pm Art with Joe will observe Support Women Artists Now Day (SWAN Day) and offers several free creativity workshops for women and an open mike poetry/spoken word event celebrating women with the art of words.
This event will be held at Peace and A Cup of Joe, 713 West Pratt Street, Baltimore, Maryland.
SWAN Day Workshop Schedule
Note: Workshops are free, however, due to limited space, you must register to attend the workshops. Spoken Word event is open to the public and no registration needed.
As part of Support Women Artists Now (SWAN) Day, DSI will lecture on personal retreats for women. What makes a woman's space special? Every woman needs a bit of personal space for her own peace of mind. Discover how others have created their personal space in their homes and how you too can create a space that you can call your very own.
2:00 - 3:00 p.m. Cultural Scrapbook Techniques, facilitated by Lisa Sanford, author of Ethnic Scrapbooking.
Join Lisa Sanford as she offers specific ways to include examples of culture and ethnicity on a scrapbook page. Memory keepers of all skill levels will be able to add new cultural perspective to their projects with ideas presented by Lisa.
3:00 - 5:00 p.m. Creating Your Personal Vision, facilitated by Jennifer Judelsohn of Neshama Soulworks Studio and Sharon Burton of Authentic Art Consulting
Jennifer and Sharon will show you how to use visualization by creating a Vision Board, also known as a DreamBoard. A Vision Board is a collage of pictures of the goals and dreams you want to attract in your life. Learn how this powerful tool can create the life you dream of and have fun making one of your own!
5:00 p.m. Open Mike/Spoken Word (No Registration Required: Open to the Public)
Do you write poetry? Want to share with the world? Come on out and rock the mike in honor of Women's History Month!
Don't forget to stop by and see me this weekend...I'll have more of these cute journals as a FREE gift with a book purchase. Come and see some of the original layouts in the book, ask me questions about parenting, cultural education, photography, scrapbooking and etc.
I'll have a few beginner scrapbooking kits available for purchase too.
2008 Afrocentric Book Expo
Date: February 23, 2008 Time: 10:00 am ET - 5:00 pm ET Location: Mall at Prince Georges 3500 East West Highway, (Route 410) Hyattsville, 20782
That’s where you will find me this Saturday at the Prince George’s Sports & Learning Complex on Sheriff Road in Landover, Maryland (right in the shadow of the Redskin’s FEDEX Field), sharing my passion for scrapbooking and giving away these cute altered journals with a purchase of my book.Stop by to see me and register to win a fabulous gift too.
Check out my adventure at XM Radio on my book website! The cutest thing was when my cousin Dawn called me after the show to say congratulations and that she managed to let my mom and other family members back home hear the show by holding up her cell phone to her car radio! Come on folks it's Christmas...get XM radio...I enjoy mine every single day!
Here is a link to the Creative Living Open House Photo Album. I wanted to give purchasers of my book an opportunity to see the original pages featured in my new book, Ethnic Scrapbooking, so I opened my home and created an atmosphere that reflected...well me! There were many of my creative works on display, I had multiple workstations set up where you could make crafts using my scrapbook tools and supplies. We had ethnic snacks and a natural soy wax candlemaking demonstration by Light unto My Path. We had a Creative Memories display, Memory-Works Consultants available to help with product and tool identification, we had paper bag album kits for sale, we saw multiple projects using Classy Coordinates recent "Plush" kit and I was introduced to Warm-Spirit. Everyone left with a goodie bag provided by Harbor Scrapbooking.
Secondly, this event was a way for me to jump start my holidays too. I thought this would spur me to get the tree and decorations up, but no such luck, all I could manage to do was burn holiday scented natural soy candles...anyhoo.
OMgosh...how could I forget we had over a dozen kids who joined in the fun too and made cards, paper bag albums, and glittered I mean glittered ornaments.
The only two things I forgot to do was take individual portraits of each person in our make-shift photo studio (the toy closet) and play my new Gloria Estefan cd.
All in all I think it was a smashing success, because many left feeling inspired and ready to give scrapbooking or card making a try, therefore my goal of nurturing one's creative spirit was met.
Let me know what you think of this concept and if you would like to attend such an event on a larger scale?
My local A.C. Moore store in Bowie, MD will be honoring Black History Month with 4 hours of scrapbooking this Saturday (Feb. 11th). I'll be teaching how to preserve your heritage from 12 noon til 2 p.m. Please contact the store (and me) if you can't register in person by Thursday.
We'll be getting messy with inks & paints. Bring your foam stamps & scrapbook paints. See ya there!