What a Seminar!
This year’s Seminar was smaller in attendance than most, which you can understand if it is on the opposite coast from where many of us live. (Airplane change for me to get there), however, it was a great Seminar and Large in style, presentation and service.
The Hyatt Hotel had us very well taken care of. Our rooms were attended to timely and beautifully. In our instance, we only had to ask for extra face cloths on the first day we were there.
The food service was also good. Sometimes we had too much attention but that may have been due to the new servers wanting to make sure we did not need anything.
I think Anaheim is beautiful. I say think because I only left the hotel twice. Once to go to Target and get me some milk and us some soft drinks. Also had a lovely lunch at Red Robin
with my friend Donna who came from Hawaii to attend Seminar and as a bonus was in my class.
The second time was to go to dinner with some Teacher friends at Outback. Both were within walking distance of the hotel so that was the extent of my Anaheim outdoor adventure.
I took a class in polymer clay. My results were not anything I was proud of or wanted to share. Enough said.
I had another class so that I could meet my CEU requirements as a certified Senior Master Teacher. This one taught by Catherine Jordan on Designing with Golden Sections. We had to construct a Golden Ratio Rectangle; add Focal lines and Areas of Focus; Use the Rule of Thirds; created a Golden Section Spiral; ‘Learn (I’m not sure I have learned totally yet)’ the Root 2 Rectangles ; Root 2 Spirals; Root 2 Proportional Rectangles; and, Root 2 Thirds.
Now, I must say I was getting into it a bit when we did the Spirals and the Root 2 Thirds. That was really cool.
I, unfortunately, did not have time to ‘really’ visit the Exhibit. I rushed through and that was my loss for there were some great pieces exhibited. I only got to see them more closely at the Opening Banquet when they were presented. However, my CEU class teacher, Catherine Jordan won Best in Show with her beautiful piece ‘Healing’ which had a fantastic Spiral! You must go see the pictures when they are posted.
Classes at ANG 2013
My work began on Monday when I began teaching my 4-day class Pinkletoes.
Pinkletoes by Sandy Arthur
I had so much fun teaching her. Our classroom was wonderful. We had plenty of space and great light. We had to close the door a couple of times as my students were rather rowdy. I can’t imagine why, but I had fun and think they did too. They even got some stitching done!
The Closing Banquet revealed a couple more ribbon winners – Delegate’s Choice (people attending Seminar) and People’s Choice (those not attending Seminar). But the best part for me was a tremendous surprise. I was awarded the coveted Literary Award by ANG in recognition of my Shapes of Needlepoint Series I-IV books. I was totally taken aback by this wonderful honor.
When I went to the podium to receive my award President Pat Rogers said to me ‘you didn’t see this one coming did ya?’ Indeed I did not. I really don’t remember too much but I was told that I also received a standing ovation – which is beyond description.
How do you thank so many generous people for this type of recognition. I just say that I was humbled by it all and thank you all for your continued support! I truly appreciate it.
Well, Closing Banquet meant the end of Seminar 2013.
Seminar 2014 in Chicago
So onward to Seminar 2014 in Chicago, IL, where I am fortunate enough to have had some classes selected.
Back to the Beach: The Girls Reunited will be there!
Back To The Beach – Girls Reunited by Sandy Arthur
Oh my gosh! These girls are so much fun! They are reunited after a ‘few’ years have taken their toll. There are so many fun stitches and great threads in this piece. I would love for you to join me and ‘The Girls’ in Chicago.
Beading for Needlework Class
I am also teaching a half-day class on Beading for Needlework.
Beading for Needlework
We will be exploring the different ways to attach beads and how to create some dimension with beads, as well as talking about finishing and how to add eaded edges and fringes. Look into it and join us there for this one.
In the meantime, I will be teaching at The Needle Works in Austin, TX.
Peacock Pride is scheduled for January 24-26, 2014.
Details are on Colleen’s website: www.TheNeedleworks.com
Check it out!