Recently a few students reminded me that it's been a while since I have posted pix of my babies. Well, really, I haven't posted much of anything on my blog. I'm not such a good blogger, but none the less, here ya go my friends, a Kelly family year in review, in no particular order....
Class registration is now open for viewing only, you can sign up for classes on Jan 7th...mark your calendars, sign on up and book those flights!
Unfortunately for me, I will not be teaching this year. My wee tiny baby (sigh) is graduating from 8th grade right smack in the middle of the show week so I can't come out before or even after to teach :(
My company, Beaducation.com, is also sitting this one out. We have some huge projects on the horizon and we need to keep our focus in-house rather than out on the road. But we are still sponsoring the Wirework category of the Bead Dreams contest. Have ya started workin' on your entry yet?
I hope you are able to attend the show. It's a very inspirational week :)
In mid October, the kind and wonderful people from Craftsy invited me to come and teach for them. I traveled to Colorado to shoot the class mid-December and last week, my class Make Your Own Wirework Findings launched!
Wooweeee, what a whirlwind. The class run-time is about four hours long, so prepping for this class was similar to prepping for a book. My "on camera" skills are much stronger than my writing skills, so this was my kind of project!!
I had such a great time filming with these folks. They are so professional and so fun!
My days on set started with me in "Hair and Makeup." Yeah, I said "Hair and Makeup." Makes it sound kinda fancy, huh? Well it was! The lovely Danica did my hair and makeup each day and man, I loved it. I wanted to just put her in my pocket and take her home with me. Oh, if only I could start each of my days with a Danica. She had lots of fancy makeup and magic stuff to pretty me up.
This is my crew. James was my producer. He is the scary guy on the left. Super scary, never smiled and not funny at all. Oh, who am I kidding? I can't even joke about his "not joking" because he might be one of the funniest people I have ever met. He even does stand-up improv (he had a show the day after I left, bummed I missed it)!
Sean was the cameraman. That guy can man a camera like no other. The arial tricks he pulled off to get the tight shots were very impressive! :)
And this is the very talented Nicole, my on-set editor. She is watching me for any mishaps, watching both cameras, and doing some live editing. What at team! They were all so easy-going. They made me incredibly comfortable, they spoiled me rotten, and provided lots and lots of laughing (and snacks).
This was my view for the three days of filming. Look how organized that table top is!
But don't be fooled, open the table drawer and holy guacamole! Ok, that looks more like Lisa's workspace...
When I first moved my business out of my house (2005), it was because I wanted space to teach classes in my own setting. Oh my gosh, I was soooo nervous, "how am I going to afford the rent for a 600 square foot office?". Well the business grew and we expanded but I lost my teaching space to the overflowing inventory. That was ok, cause I was now teaching online...woo! But I missed live classes. So now that we have moved (the third expansion since moving out of my house), we have plenty of room, see....
Look at that big gorgeous room, it screams for tables and chairs and students and teachers and pliers and torches and beads (oh and snacks!) !!! We often have dance parties or TRX workouts in this room, but now it's time for classes. Come join us!!!