Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Creative soul retreat 2010

Yes I’m back after a hectic 4 days of fun and laughter and big news!
I had the most amazing classes with Susan Lenart Kazmer I have waited a long time to have the pleasure of doing a class with her and it was everything I thought it would be and more.
The retreat was amazing; catching up with old friends and making new ones.
Above is the talented Laurie Mika and Ro .
I have some huge news for you all, Susan and her business partner Linda Larsen have announced that I am the sole Authorised distributor of Ice Resin in Australia, and that includes her products as well bezels etc.
I’m thrilled and honoured, and I feel so proud. Her products will be a pleasure to sell here in Australia. I have been using the Ice Resin for many months now and just love this product.
Stay tuned for a new website just on the ice resin. Currently, I’m finishing pieces that I made in Susan's class.
I’m off to take another nana nap
Take care
PS A huge thank you to Bevlea, Eva and Lucy for another awesome retreat. I'm so proud of you all!


Anonymous said...

Congrats on your "distributorship" deal! Sounds like you had a hoot of a time!
Look forward to catching up soon.
(and an extra pash from Ray!)

Julie van Oosten said...

Congrats on your distributorship! You go girl!

Joanne said...

WOW! Congratulations Jen, wonderful news. Glad you had such a very productive retreat.

Anonymous said...

congrats Jen,

YOu deserved it.

Was a pleasure to see you again.

Check out eclectic studios, Roz also sells ice resin, and she claims the same...

Ro Bruhn said...

It was great to catch up again Jen, it all went way too fast, now I have to find time to finish my pieces. Congratulations on the deal too.

Unknown said...

Congrats Jen... couldnt happen to a nicer person.. will be nice to see all the studio's and business across Australia buying from you... chin up.. there will be some who through low morals deviate and buy it direct from the US... but rememeber always.. you are truly BLESSED BY THOSE WHO MATTER!

lisa_crofts said...

Hey jen it was so great to catch up with you at the retreat and i look forward to seeing you in perth in may. Congratulations on the distributorship you deserve it so much

Chris said...

Susan Lenart Kazmer! I've taken one class from her and LOVE her! I'm a bit of a "groupie"....cut out articles from any magazines she's been in, etc. Her direction in her art always make my head expand a bit~~in a good way! lol

So glad you had this time with her and glad for your dealership for the ICE resin.

beautifullybrokenme said...

It sounds like you had a fabulous time at your retreat - I can't wait to see the pieces you made, so post them soon!

Congratulations on the distributorship as well - your artwork is amazing & Susan couldn't have picked a more deserving representative.

:-) Molly

Gretz said...

Congratls Jen, well deserved ;-)

Whoo Hoo!!

We'll have to catch up soon I think this is my last tripo away for a while!

Seth said...

What a great opportunity. Looks like a very cool product. Congratulations.

Lucy said...

Couldn't happen to a nicer or more deserving person Jen!
WOO HOO!!!!!!!!!!!
Hugs Lucy

Riki Schumacher said...

Congrats Jen, that is marvelous news. I knew you would LOVE Susan. I know you'll represent the products well. Look forward to seeing you pieces. Looks like a great time was had by all. Take care. Riki

Janine Davies said...

Congrats Jen! How wonderful! xo

azirca said...

Yay! that is fabulous news Jen... congratulations, you must be thrilled.
I know how much you have been looking forward to attending Susan's classes so this really is the icing on the cake...or is that the ICE resin on the bezel?!

Genevieve said...

Congratulations! Couldn't happen to a nicer person. One day I'll make it to the retreat.


Sylvia Ballerini Jewellery said...

Lovely to have met you at the retreat Jen. Congrats on this new venture.

Linda M. Cain said...

WOW!!!! Look at you go, girl! Great job and a terrific deal!
Good for you!


Diane said...

Jen...I know you had the best time, and it shows on your face!
Susan's classes are some of the best I've taken, and she is such a giving teacher....that's why we LOVE her!
Congratulations on being the ICE RESIN QUEEN of Australia!

Eva said...

So - so very pleased for you Jen .. re: becoming SLK's AUTHORISED DISTRIBUTOR in Australia. Couldn't think of a better ambassador for her products!

Great catching up with you again at CSR 2010! As always ... excellent company and good laughs along the way!

Love much - Laugh Often!

Eva (CSR Team Member)

Marilyn J. Rock said...

So well deserving this news for you! Congratulations! Happy you had a wonderful time at the retreat!

Glenda said...

Hey Jen that rocks, Congratulations on a well deserved distributorship. Looks like you had a ball at retreat.
Cheers G

lindacreates said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!! You Rock Jen! You deserve it more than anyone I know. Can't wait to see your new pieces from class.

kearymary said...

Hello1 I love your work! I am intereted in your pewter branches. Do you have any for sale?

Sarah said...

So glad you had a great time at retreat, and massive congrats on your distrutorship too matey..

Karen Cole said...

What a great opportunity....all of it.
the classes
the distribution of Susan's product

Your birdhouse is GORgeous.

You have been a very busy girl. No wonder you want a nap!!!

Thanks for visiting, Jen. It's always good to know people are wondering what you are up to.

xo K

Riki Schumacher said...

Hi Jen, thanks so much for stopping by! Its fun to finally get the Etsy store going, should be fun. Glad your classes were great. Look forward to seeing more wonderful creations. Take care, Riki

Gypsy Purple said...

Wishing you a happy and blessed Easter! xx Gypsy Purple

Gaby Bee said...

Great news, Jen! Congrats! You deserve it!
Wishing you a wonderful Easter weekend! Gaby xo

kelsey said...

My heart was just burstin' with happiness when Bevlea announced to all of us at the retreat that you were going to be the sole distributor of the Ice Resin Jen. Totally agree with the others, couldn't have happened to a more deserving person.

Night Owl Designs said...

Well done Jen! Thanks for sharing :-)

Diana said...

Congrats on becoming an Ice Resin/SLK rep. Isn't Susan a hoot! I have taken two classes from her and had so much fun in each one. She is one talented lady. I look forward to seeing your creations from her class....please do show and tell.

Penny said...

Hi Jen, home safely, thanks for being so great at Ballarat, it was all good fun.
Think I need some of that ice resin, will be in Melb from 28th to 30th of this month, going to the Quilt show to see Dale
Leave for Qld on Wednesday.

Jacky said...

Fantastic that you have the distributorship...I have yet to try the ice resin, but look forward to giving it a go. When are you doing classes in Melbourne again Jen (can you put me on your list and let me know).
Look forward to seeing the new website and seeing some of your new jewellery a la SLK classes.
Jacky xox

Unknown said...

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Lisa said...

That is such exciting news! I wish I could come visit & take a workshop too! Can I get the resin ice in here? Can you ship to me? Lisa

Riki Schumacher said...

Hey Jen, thanks for stopping by, and thanks for the well wishes about Etsy. Pretty fun to sell something already! I know it isn't always that fast! Take care, Riki

Wirg's Creative World said...

I found you via Cathy Daulman. I'm looking forward to being able to buy Ice Resin here in Australia. I'll be watching for when it's available.
aka Wirg

Laura Haviland said...

Congrats to you Jen, love your blog.
I will be back and will love following you. Hugs,Laura.
This looked like such fun !!!!!
Lucy is a sweetheart.... xoxx

Svetlana said...

I'm still waiting for the e-mail with picks. Trust me the demand is definitivelly here. Love, Svetlana

CathWren said...

Hi Jen! Congratulations to you. I could not agree more about SLK, I've taken two of her classes and she is simply amazing.

I need to stop by more often, your work is stunning and such an inspiration.