Tuesday, May 07, 2013

Paper Crown, Part II

I love giving these workshops. I just provide the basics and the guidance, and I'm always gratified by how each puts her own stamp on the project and turns out a beautiful piece of art, in this case, textile art in the form of little dresses. These ladies have style and talent, and it's a pleasure to work with them.

The Paper Crown has a large room set up with tables for workshops which take place regularly, and judging by the atmosphere, it's a popular place not only for work but also for the camaraderie and lots of laughs. And -- I dare you to leave without filling a shopping basket with goodies to take home. I've been to many such stores both here and in the U.S., and I honestly haven't seen any stores that are as beautifully stocked as this one (see also my previous post).

A picnic basket serves as a display prop.

Some of everything...

Marsha and Nan

Franc, Nancy, Beth

Nancy and Beth

Cindy, the photographer, among her myriad roles

Beautiful! Nan had left by the time I took this photo.
Franc's lovely layout.

I couldn't resist this: Nancy is a star (the star is actually hanging from the ceiling). And Beth, who once told me she couldn't sew, made a stunning piece.

Nan's sweet and soulful trio of little dresses.
Marsha's romantic designs.

Simplicity is the removal of the useless and the unnecessary--source unknown


  1. Oh what a wonderful workshop. I am on the next plane out of the UK to join in.
    Lynn x

  2. I've loved your posts about this-so much eye candy!

  3. Thank you again Colette. Now off to clean up that room after 15 nine year olds had a birthday there yesterday. I'm fairly certain there is glue on the ceiling. They had fun and glad to be grooming the next generation of artists! Have a good day creating ox c

  4. Looks like a wonderful place! I have been to Oklahoma City several times and now I have a new place to visit if I return. Welcome home and glad you had a good time. Thanks again for all your beautiful stamp samples. I saw the new one and it is so cute and creative! Cheers, RM :)


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