Thursday, July 28, 2011

all-day art journaling with pam garrison

A couple weekends ago, the highlight of my long weekend in CA was a day spent art journaling with ever-so-talented and generous Pam Garrison at Jenny Doh's lovely home in Santa Ana. Jenny is an indefatigable supporter of artists, and we ten women were so lucky to bask and play in her art room and beyond. Throughout Jenny's home, Pam shared a feast of her glorious art journals, embroidery and paintings, and then spent the day demonstrating and encouraging us. Although I took few photos, here are some glimpses.

Jenny's art room, photo by Amy Tan

Pam's journals spread out on the dining room table

Ready for class, photo by Jenny Doh

Class kit, including Pam's new papers from Papaya

Jenny and Pam

Amy, Cindy, Pam, Jenny

Jenny, Gina, Pam

my pages autographed by Pam & Amy
(who let me borrow her feather stamp from her new
Amy Tangerine scrapbook line with American Crafts)

my page autographed by Jenny
with her "art saves" logo inside my sewn and doodled frame

Beach visits and rides along the Pacific coastline filled out my weekend getaway. With Amy's recommendation of what to visit close to my hotel in Marina del Rey, on Monday I shopped at Urbanic and lunched at Lemonade, where this yummy dessert was presented on a green glass stand like ones in my collection. On Tuesday I raided the vintage-styled booths at Urban Barn down in Escondido, then flew home with stuffed suitcases (frames, vases, linens, the usual) Tuesday night on the red-eye.


LuLu Kellogg said...

Glad you girls had fun!

Hope your summer is going well!!


Korie B. said...

How fun!

Teah said...

Hi Pam,
It was great seeing you there that day. Thanks for the pretty pictures. Looks like your trip got filled in pretty well with yummy stops along the way. It was a great day filled with inspiration! I haven't stopped since I got home. It's an inspiration to be surrounded with such talent. I've been having fun with some of the new techniques we learned and adding some of Pam's magic whimsy to my pages. I'm glad you had a good time as well!

Plumrose Lane said...

Oh this looks like w-a-a-a-y too much fun!