Friday, April 24, 2009

Scenes from the Marco's Spring Spectacular

Karen and I are in Akron, after a loooooooooooooong setup day. Adventures in Stamping runs Saturday and Sunday at the John S. Knight Center here. But the Spring Spectacular in our store in Dayton runs Saturday and Sunday as well. In between getting ready for the show and hobbling around on my sore calves (they're fine now), I got to peek at some of the activities in the store.

Cheryl Darrow from Ten Seconds Studio spent the day teaching classes in the store on Monday . . .

and here's one attentive student who rarely has time to take a class (yes, that's Karen).

I think Libby Friel must have been using the cot in the back room -- she was on duty at the auxiliary demo table inside the front door (that's usually where we design wedding invitations and such) every time I walked in. Libby embosses amazing things on both vellum and metal.

Peggy Gould (at right) came in from Charlotte to lead three make it/take it projects using Copic Markers and the Cuttlebug. When God handed out personality, Peggy got three helpings -- and she drew such a crowd that we had to move her to the vacant storefront next door.

Ginger Deaton is our resident domino expert and taught another class this week, but in this shot she's a student in Peggy's Copics/Cuttlebug make it/take it.

Donna Weibel (in red) taught a canine project and a feline project, and led a Wednesday make it/take it that filled six sessions. I took pictures -- that tutorial will post tomorrow.

Linda Jones is building quite a following with her vintage cards -- this class featured vintage Mother's Day & Birthday Cards (that's Linda at right in the right photo).

As I type this, Susan Pickering Rothamel from USArtQuest is two floors above me here in Akron. But yesterday she spent the whole day in the storefront next door enchanting wave after wave of customers with demos and make it/take its.

When Sue demos, the folks in the back lean in to make sure they don't miss anything.

The display area in the storefront next door isn't artsy, but it's functional . . .

1 comment:

  1. The display had me wishing I were there.