Wednesday, May 1, 2013

My Ranger U 2013 Adventure

IMG_2041We all need time to create, time to do, time to play, and time to learn.

This past week-end I had the opportunity to go to New Jersey to attend Ranger U at Ranger Ink and let me tell you it was INCREDIBLE!

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And I didn’t even get lost…. much!

(look at all the loops that the airplane took to get there! Holy Cow!)

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RangerU was packed full of techniques and information. Simply AMAZING! I have to tell I have been teaching painting, art, mixed media, etc.  for over 26 years now, and it was SO AWESOME to be the student for 3 {intense} days! It reminded me of when I was studying at University! COOL!

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It was super neat to be surrounded by so many talented and amazing people. Actually, I was amazed to find out that students came from 10 different countries around the world. How sweet is that! I was the only Canadian. Eh! The staff was SO wonderful!! I am sure I don’t have to introduce the instructors….

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Mr. Tim Holtz 

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Dyan Reaveley (dylusions)

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Claudine Hellmuth (studio line)

and… mackie(vintaj) , who dissappeared before I managed to snatch a photo of her! She rocked!!!  Mario,  and the staff; Patti & her team, Jackie, and Charlene were all SO incredibly nice and helpful and I have never seen such a clean and cool plant ever! AMAZING!!! Tim compared it to Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory and boy, it really was!!! I wanted to touch everything…but, I didn’t. I behaved!!! Everyone was so much FUN!

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IMG_2070The Class: Did I mention that it was amazing!

My head is STILL whirling!!!

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  Heehee..I just noticed the heating tool. Do you see what it says?

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{outside the Ranger building. SO pretty}

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70 TAGS + 3 DAYS = A HAPPY HEART

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Doesn’t all that color, textures, and patterns just make you feel SO happy! I am smiling as I type this!

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Look what I found on some shelves in the Ranger Inc. Classroom. A little tiny canvas that I had made a year ago for a CHA show.  I was SO thrilled to see it sitting there.

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I feel so blessed to be able to have been able to be part of this amazing event. Creating ART is SO wonderful for the HEART and SOUL and I truly feel charged up and ready to go now!!! Can’t wait to start another COLORFUL ADVENTURE in my Studio!!!

Find a little time to create today…… it really will put a smile on your face!

hugs,

Susan

{The little images, or ‘instaicons’  on my photos are designed by the lovely and talented Rhonna Farrer. You can find them and all kinds of AWESOMENESS at Rhonna Designs. }

5 comments:

  1. Oh my giddy aunt Susan what an amazing experience you have had..sitting here googley eyed looking at the pics and swoooning!!
    Can`t wait to see more.
    Hugs
    Tracy
    xoxox

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  2. wow what an amazing opportunity. looks like so much fun!!!! makes me want to go one year even more

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  3. It looks like you had an amazing time! That's something I would love to do.

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  4. Awesome time! I agree, I could live there too! I was there last year and I loved seeing your journey there as it brings all those lovely memories flooding back. Thanks for sharing.

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  5. It was terrific that you had such a good time and I think your creative escape probably came at a very good time too.

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