January 24, 2011

Revisiting "MECCA MANZ"- a Minnesota based artist, now "Teacher"!

One of the best parts about this "job" is that I get to talk to creative people. I spend a great deal of time researching and interviewing them. And, sometimes I even get to visit their studios! Remember Mecca Manz, a Minnesota based artist with a heart of gold. Mecca and her husband, George have an incredible home and studio overlooking the Mississippi River. It is a magical, creative, awesome place! At the time of the interview, Mecca expressed her desire to open her studio to teach art workshops. Much of my "Artist's Journey" has been about sharing the creative process and teaching art, I couldn’t help but enthusiastically encourage her to begin! Recently I received an email from her. And guess what, she did just that . . .
Hi Kate,
Hope you are having somewhat warm temps in FL. We are enjoying lots of snow back here in MN. Looking at your blog, it seems you are forever busy! Thanks to you for inspiring us to offer creative workshops in our hobby room . . . On Friday, we will be having our 2nd creative workshop with 7 of us gals. Will be making wind chimes. Wish you were here to participate.
Take Care,
Mecca http://www.electicartz.com/

A few days later I received an email from an artist, gallery owner and dear friend Sheila Wayne. Sheila attended the workshop and couldn’t wait to share the day with us. . .
                                                                   Kate,

Sheila is in the center with the blue sweater
 Here are some pictures from our chime making workshop at the Home Port Studio this past Friday at Mecca & George's place. We all had loads of fun and everyone made a wonderful chime. Each one very unique and different.
-Sheila http://www.arttosea.com/




Thank you Mecca and Sheila for sharing this inspiring workshop with us!  We are always interested in hearing from you.  If you have a unique story, project, or technique that you would like to share please send me an email    :  kate@creativechickscafe.com  

Also, if you like what we are doing here at Creative Chicks Cafe and/or have an idea for this blog, please leave us a comment below.  We would love to hear from you!

~KATE

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