Tuesday, June 27, 2006

CKU-San Jose

A few of you probably have no idea what Creating Keepsakes University (CKU) is. I'm mostly writing this for the benefit of my local stamping/scrapbooking friends who lurk here. But it's a major scrapbooking event where students take a bunch of classes during a long weekend with leading scrapbook artists/teachers.

I volunteered as a Teacher's Assistant for a couple of days and it was a lot of fun. I was lucky to work with great teachers. But as a paper artist, the main thing I wanted to know was if I decided to go as a student, was it worth the registration fee? It's 3 1/2 days, intensive classes. I'd almost definitely (that's a good one, huh?) say YES!! The classes that I TA'd for were so cool. The only reason I say "almost" is because I'm susceptible to sensory overload and when I max out, I meltdown (ask Phin). The classes are fast paced and start at 8:30am and can go till midnight. But I think that since I'll know that going in, I'd be able to handle the sensory overload better. The more I talk about it, the more I wanna go...so...Doris...keep that in mind! heehee!

Me and Debby Schuh. She's an AWESOME designer and I love, love, love her Encyclopedia of Alterations class. I'd definitely sign up for that when/if I go as a student. She is sooo kind and organized.

Me and Anita Oldham. Wow, Anita has energy!! She is so much fun! Her class was very in.ten.sive!! It was awesome. So much stuff going on. I was exhausted after TA'ing for her Friday morning class but it was really cool. Posted by Picasa


Ginnie said...

What a great experience for you, Mad. I'll totally support your dream, if you go, and wish you all the energy you'll need. In the meantime, I love these photos. "All the better to see you with, my dear!"

Ragged Around the Edges said...

How awesome that you got to TA and absorb all of the knowledge.

And I completely understand sensory overload and meltdowns.

Anonymous said...

That's so cool! A university for art! You look wonderful and so happy in these photos. I'm glad you had a great time. Hmmmm, maybe I should hit you up for some page idea layouts. I really suck at my kids's books.

phinner said...

What, you posted pictures of yourself?! Yay!!!

(That's not based on the comment I made to you last nite is it? : .)

Awesome!!! What a fun experience! Its so neat to be photographed with "celebrities!"

Jodi said...

I'm so happy to see photos of you! : )

paris parfait said...

Sounds like so much fun! Great photos.