Incredible classes, incredible instructors coming in from all across the country. Incredible affordable registration fees. All these classes and MORE at ZNE ConvenZioNE, April 29 - May 3, 2009.Click here to learn more and register today! We have scholarships available as well as an amazing recession buster "pay what you can plan." Become a part of this amazing celebration of creativity, today!
Do all the good you can, By all the means you can, In all the ways you can, In all the places you can, At all the times you can, To all the people you can, As long as ever you can.
We need donations! Start sending them in! Every donor will be acknowledged on the ZNE ConvenZioNE website (www.ZNEcon.com), and on the Art, Paperie and Pleasantries website (http://www.ArtandPaperie.com), as well as in print in the ZNE ConvenZioNE 2009 printed program.
These donations will be used to market YOUR business. Include business cards or flyers with your donations. They will also be used to fill goody bags and door prizes at the event. A minimum of 10 bags of prizes will be sent out to the arts and local media along with a press release. This is an amazing opportunity to get your product / gift / gift certificate in front of the exact targeted market you want to reach.
Ready to participate? Here's the deal:
You do NOT have to be a ZNE member for most donations:
Please send a product sample/s of any size and in any quantity (note that it behooves YOU to send as much as possible, so that as many people as possible are exposed to your product.)
Ensure that your name and email or website address are clearly printed on the product and/or include business cards and/or flyers along with your donation.
We are happy to accept gift certificates as your product "sample" - but they must be straightforward gift certificates (IE, not percentage off or buy-one-get-one free).
IF you are sending in a tangible product sample, you MAY also include a coupon for a discount "off" of your products.
Donations of promo postcards are fine if they have a blank space for writing, on the back side.
Donations of JUST coupons or promo flyers with discounts included are fine, but you MUST be a ZNE Member to donate just coupons/flyers with no tangible product. (To join ZNE, please see our main website - http://www.ZNEart.com).
PLEASE SEND YOUR DONATIONS FOR ZNE CONVENZIONE ASAP TO:
1152 Crellin Road
Pleasanton, CA 94566
Ensure that you label the packaging and/or include a note specifying that what you are sending is a GOODY BAG DONATION.
Thanks everyone! I can't wait to start aknowledging all our wonderful gifts!
(Any questions? Feel free to leave a comment below!)
ZNE CONVENZIONE CLASS REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN! GO CHECK IT OUT! We have full five day registration packages, one day registration packages, dozens of classes to choose from with instructors flying in from all over the country, incredible evening programs and wonderful field trip add-ons!
Beryl Taylor arrived in the USA in 2002 from England, having graduated in City and Guilds Creative Embroidery. Whilst in Britain she had spent many years exhibiting her work with a textile group called "Threadmill”. She also taught many workshops in mixed media collage. Since arriving in the USA, Beryl has continued to teach workshops, has had her work published in many national and international magazines, and has continued to exhibit her work both in the USA and throughout the world. She has recently had her first book published with Quilting Arts Publications, titled "Mixed Media Explorations”.
Beryl will be teaching a wonderful selection of classes at ZNE ConvenZioNE 2009! www.ZNEcon.com
We, unaccustomed to courage exiles from delight live coiled in shells of loneliness until love leaves its high holy temple and comes into our sight to liberate us into life.
Love arrives and in its train come ecstasies old memories of pleasure ancient histories of pain. Yet if we are bold, love strikes away the chains of fear from our souls.
We are weaned from our timidity In the flush of love's light we dare be brave And suddenly we see that love costs all we are and will ever be. Yet it is only love which sets us free.
(Touched by an angel, Maya Angelou)
This month has been difficult and I find myself (nearly) at a loss for words. When Petra died, she marked the first ZNE member to leave us in such a way. As our group continues to grow in size and the years pass, the cycle of life is a part of our daily happenings. We've had many babies born, weddings among our members, and other good news. We've also had members diagnosed with cancer and other illnesses, and/or lose their family members or worse yet children to many different diseases and tragedies.
At each turn, we pull together. Bound by hope and good news, we are equally bound by sadness - and it is our combined encouragement and hope, the prayers of a group numbering in the thousands - an amazing amount of love - that sets us free.
On the heels of losing Petra, another dear member reached out to us to pray for her niece who had gone missing. Yesterday, Gail Whitegull's niece Alisha Sidie's body was found. She leaves behind twin two year old boys - and the tragedy deepens, as the boys' father has been arrested for the murder.
What words are adequate?
This morning, I learned that ZNE Member Karin Aguirre has been diagnosed with stage III breast cancer. I am already stumbling for words, and yet hope and healing is what is needed.
The members of ZNE come together enmasse. They grieve together, pray together, and together they offer wishes of hope and healing that no one person alone could manage.
Where I am speechless, my fellow artists and friends join together. Where I am afraid my lone voice may not mean much, I am reassured that together we form a community that tells one another during times of need: you are not alone.
"Yet if we are bold, love strikes away the chains of fear from our souls."
So from searching for words of condolence, and hope - I move toward needing words of profound appreciation.
I love ZNE. I literally wear my love for this group on my sleave. I am touched daily by our joys, and our shared sorrow. I am touched, daily, by angels.
We are looking for instructors to teach our Regalo Per Me ("Gift for Me" - make and take) Sessions at the 2009 ZNE ConvenZioNe event, which takes place April 29 - May 3, 2009. The Regalo Per Me sessions are being scheduled on Saturday and Sunday May 2 and May 3, from Noon - 4:00 p.m. These are small project based classes that should be timed to last 30 - 45 minutes each.