Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Frank Stanley - An Artist with a Cause

Frank Stanley painting 1,000 Cranes

An artist friend of mine, Frank Stanley of Fort Collins strongly believes is this Japanese Legend.

Make 1,000 Origami Cranes and you will be granted a wish from a crane such as a long life or recovery of an illness.

Frank's wife Krista was diagnosed with ovarian cancer and not like that news was not bad enough. They found out that their health insurance premiums that they were paying to their employer was not being paid to the insurance company. The employer was keeping that money.

So, they had no insurance coverage.

Krista is now cancer free but they are left with large medical bills.

What started out as a wish for recovery for his wife, Frank's cranes are his way to create a way to pay the medical bills.

You can read more of Krista's story and see Frank's wonderful cranes on Frank's website at:

Also, here is a link to a 9 News of this story:

And read their article Here
9 News Article of the Stanley Family

I have to tell you how humble Frank is. He called me because he was looking for gallery space to do a show. He never mentioned any of this to me. And I even asked how things were in his life.

I told Frank to keep me posted when the show will be. He sent me an email simply saying "more Cranes up on my website".

Liking Frank's Art, I went and checked out his website where I found Krista's story.

Please Forward this Email to all you know.

Frank & Krista's story is an endearing one of hope, faith and love.

Take Care,
Christine Webb
The Artists' Nook
Located at:
5032 W County Rd 52E
Bellvue CO 80512
(970) 416-1148



Tuesday, March 09, 2010

Jacqueline Sullivan Just around the Corner!

We are getting ready for our first Guest Artist of 2010!

Jacqueline Sullivan will be here March 26-28th

We will be creating a Journal of Surfaces Friday March 26 6:30 - 9:30 pm. Playing with many techniques creating beautiful decorative paper surfaces and texture. These papers will then be coil bound together into a journal.

On Saturday March 27th 10 am - 5 pm, we will be creating Painted Woven Wonders.
Jacqueline just posted on her blog more about this workshop and Puttin on the Glitz which will be Sunday March 28th 10 am - 5 pm.
Check out her blog at: http://blog.jacquelinesullivan.com/

Jacqueline is a fabulous teacher sharing many techniques and ideas. Plus, her class handout are the best, full detailed steps and color pictures too!

There is still space in Jacqueline's workshops..... Don't Miss Out!

Also new to the website......

I have added Basic Soldering Image under Glass with me at my home studio on Saturday March 20th 10 am-1 pm.

If you have already taken this workshop but want to refine your technique and use my supplies and tools....... Take it again!

September 2010

Guest Artist Dayle Doroshow

The Unfolding Pyramid w/ Dayle Doroshow (9/17)

Egyptian Spell Book w/ Dayle Doroshow (9/18)

Messengers and Storytellers w/ Dayle Doroshow (9/19)

The Full Guest Artist Line up for 2010 is:

Jacqueline Sullivan
March 26-28, 2010

Leighanna Light
April 30-May 2, 2010

Robert Dancik
May 14-16, 2010

Katie Kendrick
June 25-27, 2010

Kelly Kilmer
July 16-18, 2010

Dayle Doroshow
September 17-19, 2010

Trish Baldwin Seggebruch
October 15-17, 2010
Registration NOT open yet

Carla Sonheim
November 5-7, 2010
Registration NOT open yet