Wednesday, December 12, 2012

12.12.12 A Dream

Downtown Bisbee, Arizona  and Old Central School

Silver King Hotel

Of course my dream has nothing to do with 12.12.12 but I just wanted that to be the name of this post.
I've been doing some thinking and wishing that I could get a blog camp/workshop going here in our little high desert town since it's such a great destination.

Many of us got excited about the possibility of a Uruguay trip and workshop with the illustrious Marina of fancifuldevices but logistics of such magnitude can be daunting with a big trip like that.
I've been putting out some feelers and have already brought it up with our also illustrious and talented
Janet of AnvilArtifacts and stirred up some interest with her teaching a workshop.
And I would love to have Marina come too if she could swing it.

Bisbee is a great deal closer to lots of folks and a can be done much more inexpensively too I think.
( I admit my scale of distance is greatly skewed after all of these years living in Alaska and I think of all of the lower 48 being within a days drive...kinda like me driving to Anchorage from Delta for a show)
But it is doable and Tucson would be the nearest airport.

An option for lodging could be this Silver King Hotel for only $70 a night or a cottage or house rental as well. Mr. Coryosity and frequent the smallest bar in AZ that is housed seats 4 people and is hosts the weekly Sunday "Drink & Draw" group 
There's an old school up the road that is just a short walk called 

I had been thinking it could be held in conjunction with the Tucson Gem & Mineral Show but the logistics and expense could get more complicated and expensive as hotel rooms in Tucson are at a premium at that time. I think I would have to leave myself out of that planning but it could be done during that space in time if any of you wanted to maximize your trip and  bookend a workshop/blogcamp with the gem show.

So please do let me know if this is something that any of you could or would or wish to participate in and we can set an intention to make it happen.


  1. While I don't have a blog or etsy store yet, I would be thrilled to come and hang out and learn from all of you ladies. Janet was my first and only "teacher" so far and got me hooked on jewelry, beads, and metal. Retirement is just around the corner and I have big plans for my second career!

    1. You're a lucky one then to have gotten Janet's fine tutelage then!

  2. I see you've got your thinkin cap on.....sounds like you could make a jewelry workshop happen. There are some real cute places there that's for sure.....keep me posted. xox

    1. How great that would be to get you here and to enjoy a jewelry workshop!

  3. You know I’m interested...hell I could drive there if I wanted...workshops, beads,
    if Fanci could make it all the better...

    1. We'll try to make it happen. Most likely 2014 though.

  4. I laughed over your sense of a way it's like you are on the other side of the moon.

    ...but it sounds wonderful.

  5. 2014 might work for me, and I'm certainly interested. (Preferably not during the big Tucson show...) Thanks Kim!

  6. I'm going to take a little break. I want to have a *no-pressure* season and spend time with my family!
    Sending warm wishes to you and your loved ones for a wonderful Christmas and much health and happiness for 2013.


  7. Blimey O'Reilly better get meself a passport ......:)

  8. Great idea Kim. I think it would be fun and a nice way to connect in this community.

  9. Please keep me updated. I would love to meet up with all of you.
    I am in Tucson, today I am headed out to the 'early' shows.


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