Another year at Bead and Button has come and gone . . . . and whew what an adventure. This year a couple of things changed and it was wonderful.
My classes did really well. One class sold out so I added seats and those sold out. I then heard there were a lot of people who didn’t get in, so in hindsight offering another session for that project would have been wise. The other full-day classes almost sold out too!
But in the largest class we all had plenty of room and everyone successfully completed the Picasso-Inspired Portraits.
The positive reception for my colorful work at ‘Meet the Teachers’ night was overwhelming! It seemed like even if they weren’t familiar with polymer clay, they loved my work. That was such a lovely feeling!
One of my class photos was used in the promotional displays as you enter the exhibitor hall. I was so pleased and a bit surprised!! I must have walked by that area a dozen times before my BFF pointed it out.
So while I bask in the afterglow of classes, I am already thinking about next year . . . . trying to think of where I can tighten up the process and make it easier for students. Then I am thinking about how I can lighten my load of supplies and tools. And of course, I am busy working on a couple of new classes for next year!! I know it sounds like I am on a fast spinning hamster wheel, . . . and that is not far from the truth . . . . . . but so far I am enjoying the ride!
PS. I am teaching at Beadfest Phillie in August!! Join me for some fun!