I'm home! I wanted to take the opportunity to share just a few glimpses of CHA. I had a lot of coloring time demoing at the copic booth so I am sharing a couple of images that I colored for my portfolio.
These are My Favorite Things images, both from the Pure Innocence Collection. The little boy is "Splish, Splash" and the little girl is "Butterfly Kisses". If you click on the photo you should be able to see close enough all the COPIC colors that I used.
Here is a shot of me at the copic booth beside my little wall. All of the copic designers had their own board to display their art. This was a neat personal element that I loved in the booth this year! What an honor!
Have you heard the buzzz yet about the INTERMEDIATE COPIC CERTIFICATIONS?
This is the newest copic class that is being offered. I had the joy of team teaching this class with Debbie Olson. She is a fabulous instructor and I had the chance to snap a few photos when it was her turn to instruct. We have a power point presentation that we follow complete with videos! The attendees really enjoyed those!
This class is for those who really want to take their coloring to the "next level", you learn things about color theory, composition and down to the nuts and bolts of coloring skin, hair, working with reds....etc. This is the class that most papercrafters that I know have been asking for!
The intermediate certifications will not be happening as frequent as the standard certifications, as of right now there are just three of our instructors that are teaching them. If one is ANYWHERE close to you I would encourage you to snap up the opportunity to take one....as you may not get the chance very often!....don't be intimidated by the application process either (we just want to make sure you can blend and have absorbed the information from the standard certification as we do not cover those techniques again in this class).
Below is my tentative list of CANADIAN locations for both the Standard and Intermediate certifications for 2011. Some dates have not been made in stone yet but I wanted to share the tentative months I have scheduled so that you can plan as well.
March 14th Edmonton, Alberta
May 28th Toronto, Ontario
June 4th Kelowna, BC
October Montreal, Quebec
June 18th Calgary, Alberta
July Chicago Summer CHA
September (Mid-late) Toronto, Ontario
November Vancouver (closer to Langley), British Columbia
For updated copic information and links you can always check my copic page.
I love this photo as no one was paying any attention to me with the camera, but rather very engaged with their evening portfolio project!
Here is photo of Jonny (our Australian distributor for Copic) taking the class. The Australian stores are blessed to have such a wonderful distributor to deal with. I had a chance to meet his delightful wife this trip too. Such special people....and I love him for bring X-press it Blending card paper into my life!