Thursday, June 3

20 Days!

Okay, I have a reoccurring dream. It begins with my class this month at Paper Cowgirls. I walk into the room, which is filled with anxious artists, waiting to be taught some cool projects. The only problem is.... I have nothing.


This dream is worse than the one you had as a kid, the one where you show up for school naked.

This nightmare takes place in someones store, I don't remember whose. As a stall tactic, I give the students paper & a pencil & tell them to sketch something. In the meantime, I'm frantically running through the shop trying to find things that will work for our class. I look over my shoulder to see the disgruntled looks on their faces....

I get back to digging through boxes, looking for a piece of lace, anything!

I wake up in a cold sweat & realize it's time to get my act, crap, ideas, 'IT' together.

My kits are done, & they are pretty cool, if I do say so myself. So my focus is working on swaps & vendor night. I went through my sweet stash & started assembling piles for collages.

A perfect mix of pretty & dirty.

Just like a cowgirl.

Wait till you see what I do with the bullet casings,

& the pretty whites....

& some resin bobbles.

Oh, I finally ordered the Ice Resin, the result is awesome. I do love the amber ghost like effect you get with the regular 2 part resin, but this stuff is crystal clear! See if you can tell the difference. The 2 blond girls were done with the Ice Resin, the others with my old stand-by.

I will defiantly be demonstrating this in class.

If you don't hear a lot from me in the next month, now you know why. I'm trying to make sure my nightmare doesn't become reality.

Between Paper Cowgirls & no Mothers Day Out, I'm in a big mess.
At least I have live-in help.

My Agapanthus are blooming at last!

When they are finished in the garden.....

For dinner they are preparing a nice pasta primavera.

Oh, don't go calling social services!
I'm good to 'em.
If they do a really good job, I let them split a Popsicle 3 ways.
Hee Hee


Heavens2Betsy said...

From the wonders on your blog it is clear you will never show up short of imagination! Love all of your treasures ... including the children... you are so obviously resourceful. Penny


I love this post,very funny. You are truely have been blessed three times over. XO MARY

Storybook Woods said...

Oh Lisa, you are rocken and they will all love you xoxo Clarice

luverlie said...

luv the ice resin! and girl! you can do what if you are nekid...hehehe...seriously, your items are terrific, never doubt yourself.

I support child labor. Obviously the perks at your house are above average. :)

Lori Katies Rose Cottage said...

Lisa ~ You are cracking me up !! I am so laughing at the thought of you in a panic at your class ~
I still have those feelings of showing up at school naked sometimes when I leave those house ~ I just know I forgot something ~
I cannot wait to see everything you have been working on !

Janet Ghio said...

I was wondering what you were going to do with those bullet casings!! I love the photos of your kids--so cute!


Me thinks that if you reward with 3 individual popsicles, your naked nightmares will stop. Kinda like that spider you smash that comes back the size of King Kong to shake one of its "fingers" at ya! Just one question. Were the students naked since you weren't? It's all gonna be good. Can't wait to see what you have available at vendor's night. Might have to purchase some lace from you beforehand, if you sell, ya dirty cowgirl. ~ Angela

Anne - Fiona and Twig said...

You have NO reason to worry! You are beyond talented and prepared to teach. Everything you do turns out incredible. :-)

My dream is that I walk into your class and I'm the only one who doesn't have any real crafting experience. Except my dream is the actual reality of how it's gonna be!
I may need a pep-talk to keep me from backin' out!


Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...
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Lori said...

what in blazes is that snazzy red number with the sequin stars...i need to see that better...all of your goodies look are going to be a great teacher...don't fret about it:) i love your little helpers, they are SO adorable!!!

Charlene said...

LOVE your stash of goodies!!! I remember when you bought a few of those things. :) Your resin bobbles look good. Glad you like the ice resin. I am headed to College Station for my 3rd class in resin with Deryn Mentock. Working with the resin is FUN!!! We're going to do molds this time. HUGS! Charlene

Counting Your Blessings said...

We can all relate to that kind of panic. But you can pull it together so much better than the rest of us! Can't wait to see it all.

Blessings... Polly

Anonymous said...

Oh, Lisa, those are children that are going to grow up with the right values. Good job, girl! I'll be wishing you luck that you get your act all together so there are no "naked" moments and frantic shopping trips!
Cute post! Loved it!

Inspired-Simplicity said...

Such a cute post with the kids. They just get cuter everyday if that's possible. I just know you are busy,busy,busy getting ready for you know what.
Miss U,

Claudia said...

Your children are so gosh darned cute! By the way, actors have that kind of dream all the time. I still have it - guess its cause I'm still in the theater - where its time to go on stage and for some reason you've never learned your lines. Usually, you are backstage trying to cram them in your brain in the little time you have before you enter. Oh, many is the time I've woken up in a cold sweat after one of those dreams!


At Home in English Valley said...

Sounds like a classic stress dream...I have then before any event. No need to worry, you have talent and ideas in abundance. Good luck. Love, Penny

RACHELLE said...

ha ha are awesome!

what a good mom you are. my kids only get to lick up the chunks that fall from my popsicle.




Jodie (everything vintage) said...

Lisa Marie,
You are SO freakin' hilarious!!!!
I totally LOVE what you are gathering for our PC class...I cannot wait!!!! That ice resin IS clear but I love the vintage antiquey look of the amber color...LOVE it!

But...I have to tell you, the chillllrrren stole the post. I just love those little angels! I had my hand on the phone, about to call SS but decided not to since you mentioned the popscicle. Split three ways is better than none at all, right? hahahaha

I just can't wait for PC. Please, please PLEASE don't get your dreams mixed up and show up for class NAKED! hahahahaha

(I'm still giggling)

Cottage Rose said...

OH Lisa what a great post,,,,you are so funny... I love reading your posts,, and the photos of your live in help are so adorable,,,,, and they work for Popsicle your flowers are so pretty.... can't wait to see what you do with all that gorgeous stuff... have a great week,


cindy said...

Are those little red chaps or are they a gun holster...either way, they are wicked cute! And yes, LOVE the ice resin, way cool. And yep, I can't wait to see what you do with shell and AD...I swear. And yeah, I just carry my brown paper bag all over the house...for those hyper-ventilating moments. :D

pc person

Linda B said...

THREE little helpers! Looks like they are good at it too;D

Daphne Nicole & Lynda Cade said...

What a wonderful post!!! I would love to take your class I'm just so darn busy, how often do you have it. Looks like you have some good helper's! Hope you and your family have a wonderful weekend! Blessings~~~Daphne

Debby said... are so funny and the kids are so sweet!! I love that they can do all the household chores and only want to split a popscicle three ways, they are the best. How was the pasta??? Love all of your resin pieces, so wish I could be a should really stop worrying, everything will be perfect and hey, if you can't come up with something I am sure the kids could make a plan..

Karen Valentine said...

Lisa you crack me up!!!! I don't know why you are worried. You are going to be fabulous!!!! You can do anything!!!!

Linda said...

Love the photos of the kids, and your new photo, too! Your class will be wonderful!

vicki said...

Lisa - I think your craft class is going to be a HUGE success! You will be an absolutely wonderful instructor - they will love you! I just wish I could participate also!

Love the photos of the babes - they are so adorable!


Dorthe said...

Hi Lisa, sweet,

They will all ,just look and hear at you, and love you--
and the subject for teaching, will be the most wonderfull art,I know,-as you are a very fantastic artist,dear. Love the photo of you sitting in your studio-you looks beautifull,sweetie.
And your 3 little ones, are so sweet, and content looking-helping mom with the garden.
Happy friday, Lisa.
Love and hugs, Dorthe

Primitive Seasons said...

Maybe when you have time you could tell us where to get the resins you use and show us a little demo, please, please, please. Kids are so cute...get that work ethic established early.


Anonymous said...

Yikes, what a dream, Lisa! Can't wait to see what you are going to be making!
Fun seeing pics of your kids - they are sooooo cute! And I'm sure they don't mind helping their mama & getting paid w/ Popsicles! :)
Have a happy weekend! said...

If your little ones are anything like mine, cleaning up the popsicle mess is going to take almost as long as cleaning up after all of their "help".

Lovey said...

Funny your kids. How did the three way Popsicle go over..hee hee.

DeeDee said...

I am so sad I didn't get into your class...can I just peak in from the corner...I know some of the blog ladies I know will be guys have fun I will make sure next year I get in...

question..would you consider teaching the acrylic charms to a class of ladies...?

Rebecca said...

Hi Lisa
You will do just fine... wish I could attend! Wonder why we all had dreams of no clothes on in school when we were kids! Seems strange...
Your babies are adorable and you better start rewarding them with more then a couple drops of popcicle... my poor daughter, I give Jesse cookies for breakfast!
I ordered the soap throught the website you provided.
Have a wonderful Saturday

T's Daily Treasures said...

I'm sure you've got it all together even if all the bits and pieces aren't in place at the moment. There's no way you could not have something fabulous to share. There is a definite difference in the ice resin. Your kids look like their days are filled with fun and lots of outdoor activities. My kids are always stuck inside -- so hot here. But we will be in the States by the end of the month. My how time flies. Best wishes, Tammy

rebecca's rainbow kisses said...

Dear Lisa,
I love your creations, especially the bullet casings are fascinating to me. Your children are beautiful. Your home reminds me of my home. Full of adventures, messes and fun with triplets. Isn't our life blessed beyond compare? Thank you for stopping by and saying "hi". Enjoy the rest of the weekend. If you are ever on the East Coast, stop by!

Vicki's Bit-o-earth said...

LOL! What a great way to start my day... laughing, because I sooo know that feeling. But I can tell that you really are never in the situation of having nothing! The kids are dollie! Popsickles... great idea for the day (:

Vicki's Bit-o-earth said...

LOL! What a great way to start my day... laughing, because I sooo know that feeling. But I can tell that you really are never in the situation of having nothing! The kids are dollie! Popsickles... great idea for the day (:

Shopgirl said...

Your blog is lovely, I went back to peek at all your postings, this is so much fun, and so creative...I hope you are having a sweet weekend. Mary

Suze said...

such a darling post, so funny...Ohhh, I loved looking at the pictures of your Agapanthus. One of my favorite plants. I use to have them lining front walkway in SoCal...but here in PA you never see them. They can't survive our harsh winters!...Use to love Society Garlic too, have you tried that one? Puts out flowers just like the Agapanthus and they are edible.


melissadc76 said...

You are so amazing, I often forget that you're the mother of triplets! Thanks for sharing. LOL @ split 3 ways.

prashant said...

I love the photos of your kids--so cute!
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