Thursday, August 28, 2014

Hello! Jewelry Designer Debora Mauser

Debora Mauser
Can you believe summer is coming to an end? For us here in Arizona, we are glad to be saying farewell to the 115 degree days and hello to cool(er) fall breezes.

    We also want to say Hello! to one of our beloved instructors, Debora Mauser. She will be teaching many classes in February 2015 at the Art Retreat in the Desert. Debora is a wonderful instructor and comes with years of experience that you'll want to tap into. Watch her video to see with your own eyes what jewelry design techniques she will be sharing with us in February!

Debora Mauser's Art Retreat in the Desert Classes

Debora Mauser is a self taught artist that loves sharing with students.  She has been teaching nationally for years at large venues like Bead and Button, Bead Fest and Tucson as well as bead stores and schools like William Holland and Sawtooth Center.  She is a certified Wubbers Universtity and Painting with Fire Instructor.  In 2013 Debora was a part of Nunn Designs Innovation team. Her work has been featured in national magazines like Step by Step Wire, and online at Jewelry Making Daily.  Debora’s teaching style is fun and low key, with student input being vital to the success of each class.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Creating Ulterior Motive Memories

My husband, daughter, and I just moved into our house, so recently I’ve been looking for inspiration to guide our home design. I pine over the perfectly designed rooms in home magazines. I endlessly scroll through Pinterest and Houzz searches, and sometimes I am still left a little inspiration-less. What I always have to remember is that the best kind of inspiration comes from myself and my memories. I will always have the memory of Grace spilling milk all over my new Elle D├ęcor while she giggled and proceeded to tear up the soggy pages. This gives me inspiration to welcome the unexpected (and not cry over spilt milk). We then went out window-shopping, and Grace insisted on wearing one of my chunky bib-style necklaces.  She’s following in her Grandma Barb’s accessory footsteps already! When I remember these things, it makes me feel something.  THIS is something to be inspired by.
VMP Friends - left to right
Lisa Monroe, Erin, Deryn Mentock, Diane Cook, Barb and Marie
Making memories while you’re creating [fill in the blank] seems to make the process and the outcome that much more meaningful. That is exactly what I’ve seen happen through Vivi Magoo Presents... retreats. The opportunity for VMP friends to come together and connect while being inspired by each other, the instructors and the venue offers a deep experience. The bonds forged on the journey to creating a piece of art are sure be the thing that inspires you and makes your masterpiece increase in value ten fold. Hope you’ll be joining us in the fall to be inspired, make memories, and create beautiful jewelry and art.

Art Retreat at the Prarie Nov. 2014
Love from VMP,