I signed up for a banner-making class a few weeks ago at locally owned A Work of Heart. They’re a mixed-media art studio, with the wonderful tag line: Where everyone is an artist.
I went for the Christmas banner, but left with so much more. I met the wonderful, Lexi Grenzer of The Shabby Calavera. She led the class at A Work of Heart and teaches additional classes at Scrapbook Island. We connected on Facebook where I spotted this ethereal watercolor.
My dad was a painter and my mom a great sketch artist, but that level of talent didn’t trickle down. We had plenty of watercolor paint sets growing up, but I never got any good at it. I have great admiration for Lexi’s skill.
Lexi Grenzer is a teacher, jewelry designer and animal advocate in the Bay Area. She has a great love of all things Shabby Chic and Day of the Dead, which lead to the creation of her blog and business, The Shabby Calavera. Lexi’s days are spent creating in the studio, teaching classes, snuggling with her four fur babies and doting on her son and adoring husband. She attributes her love of art and hand crafted beauties to her Grandmother’s amazing influence.
So in addition to appreciating her art, I really appreciate her heart, and her contributions to our local Humane Society.
And the banner…here’s what me made in class:
Organized at Heart
I’m posting a series of articles featuring organizing around the holidays this week on my blog Organized at Heart. If the subject interests you, please go take a peak.