Friday, June 19, 2009

valley ridge recap~

before we dropped anchor at valley ridge we spent a couple of days with our good friend beth,
she took us to a couple of goods spots and then back to her house for a little arting, laughter
and just a lot of fun and some super secret spots that she loves to photograph!!
thank you beth!

a week ago today, i was sitting in the valley ridge art studio listening to nina bagley

giving instructions on our 3day journey together....
this valley ridge experience was my favorite so far!
everything was perfect, the weather, the food, the teacher, kathy & bill, the cool classmates

and the farm we stayed on!!
all glorious!!

here is kathy modeling my turquoise triple necklace that i made.
her own nina necklace is on the inside

here is a picture of my 2nd necklace that i finished

thank you to all my new and old valley ridge friends, it makes it all worthwhile...


Lani Gerity said...

Oh my goodness! It was SO worth the wait! Love all of these pics, especially your little Buddha boy! Where did you find him? GREAT necklaces and hey, you are starting to look like Nina! Seriously, check out the first picture!

Maija said...

Oh that cakes look so naughty!!!!
Both of your necklaces are stunning Kim!

celeste said...

Love your pieces. And that photo of your hands I saw on facebook is super cool. I hope you frame that and put it up in your work area.
I've been painting buddha after buddha lately. I do need to find some in nature to photograph sometime too.

beth said...

you know what ? I love you !
and I love that photo of us soooo much and I loved having gotten to spend time with you and julie and totally made the month of june special for me !!!

and even more, I totally love what you made in class...I mean really cripes and holy cow, they are amazing and beautiful and I want to touch them with my bare hands !!...your talent blows me away !

hugs to you sweetie !

Ellen Lyn said...


You did GOOD! The little heart rock...awesome!! Can't wait to see it all in person~~and you, too!!!


Laura said...

I am so glad to see your update! I was getting ready to call you to see how everything went. (you know how I am about the phone! Don't like to call!).

Your art is amazing and so totally cool! I hope to see it up close sometime.

Jane and I had the best time on your stop in Downers Grove! We miss you guys already!

Did Sharon have fun?????

Glad you got to see Beth and have a good time with her. Your cakes look really good in that first picture!

love you lots

susan greene said...

Oh what fun. I would love to go to Valley ridge one day...maybe next year. I love the necklace.

martha brown said...

It looks like a good time was had by all! Can't believe that you finished 2 necklaces. I finished a clasp in Nina's class at artfest, LOL. Well worth it though :)

Anonymous said...

Oh what wonderful pictures and work! It looks like everyone had a great time - thanks for sharing.

Candace said...

I am so glad you were able to go to this and have this time. Your necklaces are gorgeous and I LOVE love love LOVE them.

Take care and get more of what you love.
Candace in Athens.

vintage moon studio said...

Looks like such an amazing place... I think a road trip may be in order in the future! Hope all is well - enjoy the summer! xox

Anonymous said...

beautiful work! glad you had a joyous time! thanks for my little gifty in the it, love it! hugs!

Holly Loves Art said...

Look at YOU... cutie in all the pictures! All the pictures of the event are wonderful. Looks like a marvelous time!!

Anonymous said...

Bill is sitting next to me reading your blog and he said, "she is a good artist." How true it is. We so enjoy you Kim and look forward to your return. Let's hope sooner than later. and btw... scrolled down to your knee surgery... ouch. xoxo Kathy

KATIE said...


laura dellaporta said...

you are talanted beyond words..oh that trip looks like it changed your life... xoxoLaura

Jewelry said...

Your both necklaces are amazing, i luv them...

naomi said...

Very trendy and stylish designs...keep up the good work.


Beacab Gems Inc. said...

I am lover of your jewelry.