Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Donna Downey Returns




an in-depth workshop

taught by


JANUARY 24 & 25

How many times have you wanted to travel to an artist's studio to take a fabulous 2 day in depth class but had to pass because of the travel expenses?  Here is your chance to take an in depth workshop from one of the mixed-media masters without that burden.  Donna Downey is taking her "metamorphosis" Artbooking class on the road and we are one of the first stores to take advantage of this amazing opportunity.  You will be able to learn many exciting mixed-media techniques while creating this amazing fabric book.


mixed-­‐media fabric ARTbooking workshop

As the title suggests, this workshop is about transformation, the literal transformation of the medias and surfaces as we work in layers, but also the adaptations you as the Artist will bring and incorporate into your own pieces.

Using muslin fabric as your substrate, you will begin building structural layers by adding thin layers of joint compound and wet mediums giving your pages a textural, sculpted feel. In class I will work along with you modeling the processes and demonstrating how bendability and color can play into your overall designs. We will discuss “mark making” and use this skill as a means to incorporate each Artist’s own signature into their work and build upon that style by identifying the theme of your ARTbook using image transfers
By further understanding glazes and finishes your books transformation from fabric to ART will emerge, and lastly we will finish by binding your completed ARTbooking piece.

This is an "all-inclusive" event.  All supplies will be provided including a light lunch both days for the price of $425. This workshop will be limited to 20 students.  

ENROLLMENT IS NOW OPEN.  Enrollment must be made by email (maura@myheartsfancyok.com)  and will be on a first come first served basis.  If the class fills before you can enroll, I will add you to the wait list in the same first come first served basis.  I will confirm your enrollment within 1 business day (Sundays & Mondays excluded).  Class Fee &  Cancellation policy can be found below.

"Metamorphosis"  is one of Donna's newest classes.  She brings her working knowledge of materials and love of mixed-media to the table so you can experience the fun and excitement of mixed-media in all it's fullness.
I am excited to offer this new workshop concept to you.  Whether you are one of my local friends or one of my not-so-distant out-of town friends, this is an incredible opportunity.  Join Donna and me for this memorable journey in mixed-media. 

CLASS FEE POLICY:  Class fees can be made in person by check, credit card, or cash.  If you are unable to pay in person, fees can be billed via Paypal.  Fees must be paid within 2 business days of confirmation of enrollment.  Paypal payments must be made within 2 days of receipt.  Checks will be accepted by mail with prior approval and must be received within 5 days of approval.  Your seat will be given to the first person on the wait list if fees are not received within the allotted time.

CLASS CANCELLATION POLICY:  There will be no refunds available for cancellations.  If for some reason you are unable to attend, you may give or sell your class to a friend (fees to be collected by you).  WAIT LIST EXCEPTION: If we have someone on our wait list who can take your place, we will collect the fees from them and your class fees will be refunded.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014


November 2014

What a great Demo Day we had on Saturday!  Lisa created the best Make-It-Take-It and even though the stamps we ordered didn't arrive, everyone had a great time.  Those who ordered the stamps will get them in plenty of time to use them to get those cards made for Christmas....

Lisa has a great line-up of classes.  Check them out below and then give me a call to enroll in one or all.  Payment is due at the time of enrollment, but don't panic if you cant get by immediately.  You can mail a check or Lisa can send you a Paypal invoice.  Just let me know how you want to handle it!

Without further ado, here are the classes...

Oh Xmas Tree Cards
Thur, Nov 6 - 6 pm to 8:30 pm
Fri, Nov 7 - 10:30 am to 1 pm

Very fun....  Christmas trees make a wonderful assortment of Christmas cards.  Can't go wrong with these!

"JOY" Christmas Canvas
Sunday, Nov 9 - 2 pm to 4 pm

Really love this elegant decorative canvas.  Quick and easy too!  You'll want to make more of them for hostess gifts or just to give to a special friend.

Christmas Joy Book
Thurs, Nov 13 - 6pm to 8:30pm
Fri, Nov 14 - 10:30 am to 1 pm

Sweet little book full of pockets and places for photos and journaling.  A great gift too!  You'll have plenty of left over pieces to make another book from the 12x12 paper kit you will receive.

10 AM TO 4 PM

Always fun!  Always a FREE Make-it-Take-it!  Next month's class schedule and samples on display and you can start enrolling immediately.  Grab a friend and join us for the fun!

Die Cut Christmas
Thur, Nov 20 - 6 pm to 9 pm
Fri, Nov 21 - 10:30 am to 1:30 pm

Lots going on in these cards.  The two cards using the Julie Nutting doll stamps have matching dies making these girls ideal for multiple cards.  Memory Box and Impression Obsession dies complete the other two cards.  You will have a lot of fun making these cards without all the hassle of "fussy" cutting!

Thanksgiving Week

Tues, Nov 25 - 10 am to 6 pm
Wed, Nov 26 - 10 am to 2 pm
Thanksgiving Day - Closed
Fri, Nov 27 -  10 am to 6 pm
Sat, Nov 28 - 10 am to 5 pm

Remember, class fees are due at the time of enrollment.  Refunds or class credit available for cancellations with 2 business days notice.  If you can't attend class, you are welcome to send a friend to take your place.

Remember to bring your basic kit to every class.  You are responsible for bringing these items.    All items are available for purchase if you forget something and you will receive a 10% discount on anything purchased during class.  If you are new and do not know/have all the items, contact us and we will help you gather what you need.

That's it for now....  Class samples are on display if you need to see them in person.  Until next post....  Happy Creatin'!