Since you asked:

"Therefore, to be possess'd with double pomp, to guard a title that was rich before, to gild refined gold, to paint the lily,
to throw a perfume on the violet, to smooth the ice, or add another hue unto the rainbow, or with taper-light
to seek the beauteous eye of heaven to garnish, is wasteful and ridiculous excess."

~William Shakespeare,
ca. 1595

Yup, that's us.

April 10, 2009

Celebrate Marie: New Class with Dede Warren!

Isn't this little confection tempting? Pale pinks and greens, muted by old pink tulle stitched into place, framing tender buds framed by hand stamped text....

It's time to celebrate Marie with Dede! By now many of you have see the new Marie publication, and read in the forward that Dede started the art project that launched many more and fueled the mania for Marie that has proved quite lasting. Now you can take a day to create your own Marie art journal under the tutelage of the irrepressible Dede Warren!

Dede has prepared kits for you that will have you work through construction and paging of your journal, hand stitching your signatures in water color paper, and decorating at least half of your pages. With her, you'll learn paper aging techniques, embellishments, painting, stamping, stitching and more!

You kit will be filled with lovely images, papers, and vintage bits and bobs that you will use to create your own petite souvenir de Marie.

Class will be held Saturday, April 18, 2009 at Gilding the Lily. We'll start at 11:00 a.m., but you an come a few minutes early to get settled. We'll have some refreshments for you when you take a breather...

Hope to see you there! A bientot!

Call Gilding the Lily for reservations. All classes are paid in advance. (714) 680-8893 or (714) 349-2069. Details on the class blog at

1 comment: said...

Nancy, I'm going to be stopping by Lilly on this day. Can't wait to see all the beautiful books from Dede's class.