Just returned back from So. California and the highlight of the trip was meeting Kristen Robinson for the first time at CHA. Kristen is the director of the Ice Resin Team that I'm a part of now. I've known Kristen via the net for years but finally got to give her a hug in person and hang with her. She is as warm and loving as I knew her to be online.
I celebrated my birthday while I was there and had a wonderful time. Kristen gifted me this bracelet. Isn't is beautiful!
Here I am with Kristen at CHA
Kristen is an author of a fabulous book.
Another dear friend, Denise Peterson, mailed me a bunch of surprises for my birthday - old lavender bottles, lace, hardware and one of her spectacular Ice Resin Designs.
Check out her blog and her resent post on these wonderful Steampunk Hearts published in Somerset this month, Belle Armoire, the artistry of clothing and accessories.
Denise places all these wonderful gears and elements so perfectly in her handmade heart bezel. I love her work and I love her too! She tried to get this to me before I left for CHA. I would have loved to have worn it there to show off her talent.
Thank you my friends. You made my birthday one to remember, indeed. Such talented gals that I'm blessed to know.
Here are a few pictures from CHA. I know some of you are not on Facebook where I shared them, so I'll do that here too.
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