Wednesday, September 18, 2013

  1. Create a project... an altered pumpkin (not real), card, box, wallhanging, home decor piece, book... ANYthing you want, really! You must use pumpkins on at least 50 percent of your art, and you must use the color ORANGE as part of your main color scheme.
  2. Bring your project to the shoppe as soon as you complete it. We will display all of the Challenge entries until mid-November.
1st, 2nd, and 3rd place prizes of $50, $25, and $15 gift certificates plus 
three honorable mention prizes will be awarded by The Queen on November 3rd.

 (Judging by shoppe staff and special guest judge Seth Apter)

Friday, September 6, 2013

what's new at the queen's ink?

Hey! Hey! HonorĂ©  here. I'm back! And where might I have been, you ask...well, sadly, nowhere spectacular; rather, slowed down considerably by a toothache that finally has abated after several trips to my dentist and very. careful.. at-home. dental. hygiene. These kinds of setbacks really do put a crimp in one's style and plans...but, hey! that's the past and I'm ready to start anew, which is appropos for September. If you're like me, September really is the start of the year!

The Queen's Ink classes this month include the return of guest artist WendyVecchi for two whole days: September 21st and 22nd. Did you know that Wendy has a new line of Designer Archival Inks with Ranger?  The inks' palette is inspired by a vintage country garden. Wendy's classes are very technique-rich and you'll be using her new inks in both. So, click here and here to get the scoop on them, then call the shoppe to register (301-497-9449).
sample of Mixed Media Tag Art Journal - Sept 21

Sample of Project Trifecta- An All Day Art  Extravaganza

Patti's July CHA trip was a busy one, and the new products have begun to arrive.-- from great new double-sided patterned papers to these fun stamps that you can use to make your own Washi tape. I was so amused and smitten that I bought two sets.

Graphic 45 has released threre fabulous collections... you are going to love them ALL. Patti told Lolly that she just wanted to stop everything and make a new box with the "Twelve Days of Christmas" collection... so many possibilities!

The shoppe has expanded classroom studio space so be sure to stop in soon and see the new "wall."
And, as you read this, know that staff are busy putting out Christmas- themed papers; I took a quick look and drooled... Best hurry in before everything's snapped up.

Who knows, we just may bump into each other. Hope so.



P.S. Speaking of classes: I recently signed up for Dina Wakley's newest online class: Facing the Facts. I am a big fan of Dina's and I absolutely enjoyed every minute of the workshop she taught in June at The Queen's Ink on drawing faces. I've only had a cursory look at the online class but it seems to be the class all over again...truly, the next best thing to having Dina there to inspire and guide me. I think she's returning next year... I hope!