Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Love those Paper Cowgirls!

Oh wow... those Paper Cowgirls sure do know how to have a party! Seriously, I felt so welcomed and had such a great time. It was hard to leave! Here are some pics from my adventures, but I didn't take even close to enough... SO... at the end of the post are some links to other places to see lots more photos!

Here's me and the fabulous Jennifer Stewart. She is a super fun and super organized teacher! Below our picture is what we made in class and then a photo of the adorable little pins that Jennifer made for us (and put on a bag of yummy chocolate!)!Some of the cowgirls visiting and picking up their registration/badges.The next class I took was from the adorable Lisa McIlvain. We played in wax and each made a wonderful little hanging piece. Another really fun class!The next morning I woke up before the crack of dawn (crying toddler/baby in the hotel room next door), so I got to work writing out some love for my students.Here's what their spots looked like at the table.And I can't even tell you enough about these girls standing with me in the next photo. On the left is Melissa Hines. Ummm... this girl and I must have been separated at birth. We do the same kind of day job, we both work from home, and we got along like two peas in a pod. The only thing that she does that I don't do is BLING! But, she's trying to rub off on me. :) AND in the middle is THE head cowgirl herself, Cindy Mayfield. She has been a fabulous support and friend to me since we bumped into each other on the internet. She's a talented artist, event organizer, and just all around wonderful. Seriously, I love these two girls. I'd move to Texas to be their neighbor if I could.I just love you two girls!

Ok, and now to send you off to some people who actually took photos!

Vicki at Homespun Hugs and Calico Kisses took my class and made a beautiful collage. (Hi Vicki!!!)
Here's a link to her post -- LINK

Vicki has a lot more photos of our class. Hopefully I'll be tagging them to my new facebook page... Shelly Massey Art. Here's a link to that too -- LINK

I hope she doesn't mind... but Nicki Loyd took my class and posted her awesome collage on facebook. Love the colors she chose! I stole a copy... here it is! :) (Hi to you too, Nicki!)
The fabulous Cindy Mayfield posted her super-cool page on her blog too -- LINK

I had the pleasure of getting to know Pamela Huntington much better during Paper Cowgirl. She's a spectacular artist and truly a splendid person. If you ever get a chance to take a class from her, GRAB IT! She took some lovely photos of the events and I can pretty much guarantee that before you know it, you'll be lost in her blog. -- LINK


  1. So happy to meet you at PC, and darn I wish I had taken your class!!! This was the first time that I just taught and did not take classes..but next time I am signing up!!! Love seeing all the pics and creativity!! You could be Cindy's soulmate just with your lettering alone! I can see why she loves your work!!! Come back to Texas soon now "ya hear"!!! ~Sandra

  2. isn't it just great when we meet such wonderful people? what a great time you must have had! i'm SO proud of you and your accomplishments shel!

  3. Oh wow that looks like so much fun. Just read about the artfest no go...hmmm, that is so sad and your projects look wonderful. I think there must be a lot of artists applying. I can't remember where, but I read on someone else's blog that she was not accepted and was devastated. Glad you are looking for the positive. And you do seem busy!! Besides the weather is always awful here in March... just trying to put a smile on your face!

  4. I'm a paper cowgirl wannabe...Looks like you had a FABULOUS time Shelly!

  5. Was sooooo cool to finally get to meet ya Soul Sista! :) I wish I had not been a jumpin bean in class...felt like I missed so much, but I will get you back down here again soon! :) Thanks so much for being a part of the posse!

    LOVE YA!!!!!