Hello everyone. Just wanted to share with you some of the highlights from my trip to The Queen's Ink in Savage, Maryland, where I had the great pleasure of taking four workshop classes with the master, Tim Holtz, and his merry band of helpers.
And here, Joyce and I are enjoying every moment with Tim.
Here is Mario, always working and thinking ahead. Mario was absolutely wonderful and ever so helpful to me. He took pity on me and made up a kit for me for one of the classes that I was not able to reserve in advance, and then invited me to sit in on the class. Boy, was I a happy camper.
When Tim says you don't need to bring anything to his classes, he means it. Below is a picture of the table supplies in front of us. These supplies were placed in front of every four people, and there were duplicates of some of the more useful supplies.
Below is a picture of one of our table mates, Carol Yeo. She flew in all the way from Singapore to take Tim's classes. We three became fast friends and shared information to keep in touch. I'll bet you cannot guess who won the door prize for traveling the farthest. It made my trip from Memphis look like a hop, skip, and a jump.
|Left to right: Joyce Shaver, Carol Yeo, Barbara Rankin|
Carol Yeo recorded his story and, with permission, I copied her transcript, as follows:
The Savage Mill, where classes were held, is a historic cotton mill complex in Savage, Maryland, which has been turned into an indoor mall of shops and restaurants. The buildings date from 1822 to 1916. Below is a picture of the ballroom that was large enough to hold all 100 of us. The lighting was spectacular, and there was plenty of room for everyone. If you look real closely, you will see Joyce and me sitting up near the front at the table pictured in the foreground.
I hope you enjoyed my recap of events with Tim Holtz and friends. It was one of those experiences that one never forgets, and I will certainly remember all of the fun I had and treasure every memorable moment.
Thanks for stopping by and sharing this wonderful experience with me. I would like to borrow a quote I saw recently online and share it with you.
"You can't use up creativity. The more you use it, the more you have."
- Maya Angelou
Have a happy and creative week.