Monday, August 16, 2010
One of the blogs I really look forward reading almost daily is Balzer Designs. I love her anything goes style & how she applies it to art journaling, other mixed media & even scrapbooking! This week is Art Journal Week at Balzer Designs! Julie Fei-Fan Balzer is focusing on art journaling basics this week. If you've been curious or tempted, it looks like a great way to get your feet wet (or jump right in...).
I went to The Art Bar in Santa Ana on Saturday for a lesson from Miss Vicky on soldering & making fairy bottles with some gals from the Scrapbook Club (plus a few others). What fun! You just cannot go wrong with Miss Vicky. She's a hoot...and then some! The Art Bar is fantastic, too. For such a small space, they sure have a bit of everything for mixed media & more. The cool part, well, too me anyway, is that they have a "bar" where you can buys "shots" of paint & whatnot. How cool is that?
After The Art Bar, we went for lunch at The Filling Station in Orange. I got so lost on the way & have no clue how I ended up finding this place. No GPS, no map of the area, didn't call or get directions. I do have a pretty good sense of direction but know very little about getting around Orange County. I'll just call it my internal GPS :-)
After lunch, we wandered through wonderful little & big antique shops. So many fantastic things to see. So many temptations that I passed up. I gave in to the Red Velvet cupcake at The Perfect Circle Cupcakery. It was well worth giving in.