Spent Most of Friday with my Pal Debi at her shop, Out of the Blue, in Solana Beach. She is re-inventing part of the store and Em and I went to help her merchandise the store and get it ready for Saturday, when Beth Livesay from Somerset Mag was coming to visit.
Deb has transformed two rooms of her store. One into a classroom, were you can learn everything from Soldering by Rita Reade of http://mammabellarte.blogspot.com/ , Shell letters by Debi Beard, http://debisdesigndiary.blogspot.com/ and also jewlery making, altered art and fingerless gloves by myself. Classes will also be done by Lots of other talented ladies as well.
"The Siren's Closet" is one room that will house altered and custom made clothing, shoes, belts, gloves, handbags, jeans, hats, jewelry, you name it. If you you can wear it, you will be able to find some beautiful garments and accessories here.
On Saturday we met Beth Livesay who took with her lots of Altered Couture items that we all created back to her office for review and possible publishing in one of the many magazines she is Managing Editor for. Beth was a sweetheart. We had a lovely lunch with her at a yummy eatery named Claire's. It was a great time. My daughter Emily was a trooper and helped just as well as any adult.
What a lovely two days spent with Debi, Emily and my dear friends Rita, Deb, Rachel, Erin and of course Beth who I hope to get to know better.