As most of you know, I was quite the lucky girl last week as I had the opportunity to take 4 classes over 2 days with Tim Holtz. I've been following Tim's art, blog, videos, shows, and products for about 4 years now, but this is the first opportunity I've had to take classes with him. I'll show some pix of the experience as I share the things that meant the most to me... Right up front, the requisite pictures of me with Tim and Mario. HAD to be done, right?
As you can probably imagine, the anticipation was palpable and my imagination was running wild leading up to the event. I can tell you without hesitation that the experience was one I will *never* forget! Not only was I able to take the classes, but I got a seat right up front, right next to Tim's work table, for all 4 classes.
|Queen Patti - playing her part! :)|
|Me and my good friend Donna - we had a blast together!|
|Souvenir tote bag from the Queens Ink. I got mine signed by both Tim and Mario after this pic.|
|Heart & Soul - awesome project - and easier than it looks.|
|Patchwork Pandemonium - marathon class! So worth it!|
|Our bag of stash for the Configurations class - some of it from Tim's personal collection.|
|My (almost) finished Configurations box. Still working on it.|
So - all in all - the classes were amazing - but what I'll really remember is the kindness, the excitement, and the generosity. Tim actually bought 100 vintage clothes hangers - one for every person in the Patchwork class. He had one for his sample, and figured everyone needed one. They were $10 each! Yes - do the math - wow. Sorry for the blurry pic - was so excited and didn't want to miss the shot as they were handing them out VERY quickly!
Thanks for listening to my rambling... if you've never had a chance to take a class with Tim & Mario, don't pass up the opportunity if it comes your way. Honestly, it doesn't even matter what the class is - just GO. You won't regret it. I'll be back to blogging tags and journal pages soon.