A Christi Friesen Weekend
What does Christi Friesen have to do with WIP Wednesday? Well … I spent more time this weekend claying with her than I do in any normal week. So therefore, this weeks’ WIP Wednesday is all about the lovely weekend that I spent with about 40 other wonderful people and Christi Friesen!
A Weekend With Christi
As many of you read from my posts last week, I’ve been gearing up to spend the weekend at a fantastic clay weekend hosted by Brenda Lansdowne of B’Sue Boutiques. I’ve been looking forward to this for a long time. I’m honored & overjoyed to have met such wonderful people. Truly, there are wonderful people all over the globe, but there must be something about women & clay that makes us all just get along and have a good time. For those of you who are reading this and were there (that’d be you Gloria) tell us about the fun you had below in the comments.
I encourage any & all of my readers that if Christi is EVER giving a class near you … take it! It’d great fun, you’ll learn a lot, and make oodles of new friends too.
My Gift to Christi
Since Christi & my collaboration on The Friesen Project last year, I have always wanted to give her a Parker StoryBook Scene of her very own. But it had to be a StoryBook Scene from The Friesen Project. Yes, I could very easily have mailed this Parker to her, but I didn’t want to do that. I wanted to hand it to her personally. The scene she received was a StoryBook Scene that was made in conjunction with month 6 – book 6, Birds of a Feather, the Peacock project. You can read the story about this Parker StoryBook Scene here.
The Many Faces of Christi
I took oodles of pictures at the event this weekend, but I took lots of pictures of Christi … not only is she an extraordinary teacher, but she has spunk, personality, fun, warmth, & a side-splitting funny streak. For those of you who have met her, you know exactly what I’m talking about. If you follow me on Instagram, I posted a bunch more pictures throughout the week that you can see there.
The Many Faces of the Weekend
It was such a joy & an honor to meet so many wonderful people this weekend. I made friends I will never forget and was touched by many wonderful faces & spirits. Perhaps the best comment to me of the weekend was from a lady that exclaimed, “Oh my goodness, you’re Parker’s Mom!” To which I proudly responded, “yes, I am!” Hahahaha. I wish I could attend more wonderful events like this more often, but I will take them when I can get them. The next time Christi comes to my area, you better bet I’ll be in her class again!
My Favorite Attendee
It goes without saying that I might be a little bias on this particular topic, however … my favorite attendee of the whole week … my Mom! I don’t get to share things with her very often. She only live 100 miles away, but often it might as well be 500 miles. It’s always such a joy to spend time her with and share things with her (like our morning latte run – boy was that a special treat). I was also joyfully proud that she found claying easy & really had a knack for it. A special thank you is needed to be said for Gina Hockett how cheerfully gave my Mom her ticket. Thank you Gina, I am grateful to have shared this with her. *Insert BIG virtual hugs to Gina here*
In an upcoming post, I will show you the creatures, critters, & wild art I made this weekend, but before I sign off for today … here’s the laziest group that sat around all weekend …. Seriously, they didn’t do anything. But I supposed they were allowed.
Thanks for joining me today,
4 thoughts on “WIP Wednesday: A Christi Friesen Weekend”
Hi again, Katie! What a wonderful write-up! I really enjoyed reading it and scoping out all the pics again! :*
Thanks Catherine! It was so nice to meet you. I’m SO glad you were able to come.
I love all your creations and last years Christie Friesen tutorials. I stretched my self and learned a lot from you. This past week I earned more about color choices and How to put them together for that pop of color and I thank you. As I told you at the workshop I look forward to your W.I.P. newsletters and blog. This was the best workshop of any kind I have ever attended and B’Sue did a great job. I love this medium as there is so much you can do with it and I am still learning.
Thank you again
Howling Dog Jewelry
It was really nice getting to meet you, Katie. Look forward to following you and getting to know you better. So glad you got to share such a special time with your mom. You are super sweet and an amazing artist.