Saturday, September 26, 2009

Pam Carriker adventure with Suzi Blu

Sally, Pam and Suzi

Today was quite an adventure. I got to visit Suzi Blu at her new digs which she is in the process of renovating with the help of the nicest neighbors. We visited and she was nice enough to look over my sketches and ideas of the work I have been doing in her online classes. Plus, she made some excellent (of course) suggestions as to how to improve my Good Witch and Bad Witch canvases.

We had to run a little errand to Home Depot so that her wonderful neighbor could complete hooking up a brand new toilet for her. When we got back, I asked her if she wanted to visit a store that is so close to where she now lives - The Stamp Addict. I told her there was a class going on and that I knew that Lisa Bebi was taking the class along with her artist friend Meridith Cummings.

She was very excited to meet Lisa Bebi and so off we went. I had no idea who was teaching the class. When we entered and Suzi saw who was teaching, she screamed and was so excited - Pam Carriker! Well, Pam had never meet Suzi was even more excited to meet her. It was a love fest and Pam had to have a photo of she and Suzi and then Suzi had to have a photo of the two of them and then I had to have a photo of me with them!

Then Lisa returned from a short errand she had to run and was delighted to find that we were there and to meet Suzi also.

What did they talk about? Well, they talked about the paper. What paper do you use? What paper do YOU use? It's all about the paper.

About Pam's work. OMG. Her journal was the most beautiful book ever in person. And I say in person for a reason. I ran home after dropping Suzi back home and making arrangements for us to get together today again and to show her around San Deigo (she now has a car). I got out the Somerset Journaling mag and the first article was of Pam's journal. The article was wonderful but the photos could not do justice to the book. Not the photographer's fault. I really dont' know how to explain it but Pam's book in person and her drawing and artistry seen in this journal was incredible. If you ever get an opportunity to meet Pam in person and see her work in person - do not miss it. The pages are so smooth and yet there is such depth. You know, I am out of my field to even explain what makes her pages so beautiful. I will stop now. but, just know, that the photographs do not do the pages justice! And what a nice person she is also!

That was my day, my friends and I didn't want it to ever end. . .

p.s. Pam showed us a new journal she is using that all the pages (paper) are black. Very kool.


Nina and/or Ruthie said...

So happy you got to meet Pam and see her art work in person. I've been telling you about her for months - so now you know! I'm excited to take her workshop in Escondido today and will tell you all about it.

xo Nina

Deborah Truesdell said...


What a fun day!! You must be over the moon! Girlie, you are meeting all the right people!


Elena Lai Etcheverry said...

ok, now that sounds like an amazing day. I can't wait to see you Wednesday...

PCarriker said...

Sally it was a total pleasure to meet you! Thank you so much for your kind blog post, it was an amazing trip and how can I ever thank you for the intro to Suzi? What a completely fun surprise that was!