Capturing every precious moment life has to offer, with my trusted camera by my side is pure joy! Then turning those photos into art is my passion! I can always be found spending every spare minute in "Rana's Nerd Corner", as my husband calls it, having an absolute blast doing what I love making something out of anything. Finally! Here I am hoping to inspire you in the way my favorite artists have inspired me. Be Creative. Be Optimistic. Be Inspired.
My Nerd Corner
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
CHA!!- A dream come true.
I recently returned home from, what I choose to describe as, a PHENOMINAL experience at CHA last week. Yes, it was my first time, -_- for all you pros out there..hehe. I was the Rookie of the show, but I loved every minute of it! CHA 2012 was everything I ever dreamed it would be!
When we walked up to the Magnificent Convention Center I just knew great things were going to happen!
First thing on our agenda was to partake in some very educational Seminars taught by the Best of the Best!!
Next we stepped out to hit up the party at the Prima Marketing WAREHOUSE!! To preview their new collections débuting at CHA.Which was a BLAST!
BTW Anna Dabrowska (one of my FAVs) was there!!
Teaching a class on how to be awesome like her! Anna, (we are on first name basis now..hehe), taught us so many grungy techniques and we got our hands dirty using gel mediums and spray inks and tons of trinkets of any kind..and we got to try out some new distressing tools in fun new ways...So exciting.
We also had a chance to be on Live With Prima which was unexpected, but very fun! Seems like people really liked my craft apron!
Check me out on this video and have a laugh!
Then I took an amazing Canvas Collage class taught by Julie Fei-Fan Balzer! All the walls must come down when you take a class from her! She is Spectacular!!
I returned home, sponge-full, with inspiration that I soaked up from all my FAVORITE designers!! Yes, I did meet them there! and Yes, I did nerdily approach every last one of them!! as you have seen in the
I am glad I finally got to share this experience with you I'm still going through withdrawals from the show and have been busy crafting to my hearts content, preparing submissions for all the upcoming design calls and connecting via social media with all the wonderful new people I met at CHA 2012.