Sunday, November 6, 2011

Anna Corba Class

We spent a wonderful day with Anna Corba ( in her beautiful home in Santa Rosa. We made these wonderful collage pieces.
We were celebrating several birthdays: my sisters Lana & Dee; and our friend Diana G.
Anna and her husband, Nick, served us a delicious and beautiful lunch.
The table was set up so elegantly! Anna's husband Nick was our fabulous chef.
Anna has a beautiful two story studio where the class was held.
This was upstairs where Anna was demonstrating splitting apart a book, which was our base for the collage.
My sister Dee
My sister Maryl
My sister Pat
My sister Lana
My sister Frances
Our Friend - Diana G.
Our Friend - Ruby

And me
 I also wanted to share some pictures of Anna's gorgeous studio with you...
And last, I wanted to share one of the projects I made for Lana, for her birthday. She asked for this piece from Restoration Hardware...
What a cool piece huh? Needless to say, it was a bit expensive, so I opted to make a cheaper version for her. This is how it turned out...
I used a mason jar turned upside down for the glass. I used my molds and made 5 frozen charlottes from Sculpey clay and inserted some sticks in them to secure to the base. A mini version of the real thing!

It was a wonderful day creating in such a beautiful, inspiring atmosphere. Anna was a wonderful teacher and host. Happy Birthday girls!

Today, I went to the Alameda Pt. Flea Market - I'll share my finds later this week. Stay tuned!


  1. Dear Connie!

    You captured the day with Anna and celebration perfectly! I will treasure the time I was able to spend with you & all your sisters and friend, Ruby! Thank you to all of you for celebrating my Birthday too along with Dees and Lana's too! You're all fabulous! xox, Diana G

  2. i was totally blown away by your special gift of the frozen charlotte doll dome. it is incredible. yesterday was the best birthday ever and you captured every special moment including the completed art pieces. all were amazing.

    anna and nick are awesome and the total experience priceless.


  3. Words can hardly convey the fabulous day we had at Anna & Nick's beautiful home & studio. Nick's lunch was devine, Anna's lennon cake best tasting ever, but most of all we enjoyed her teaching us how to create a beautiful collage picture. Their hospitality made us all feel warm & welcome. Many thanks for the great day we'll remember for a long long time. Thx Connie for posting nice pics & Lana for picking such a wonderful birthday class. Frances

  4. Connie
    What a wonderful class.....I adore Anna Corba's work and your collages all turned out beautiful... You girls really know how too celebrate your Birthdays~~~~
    Thank you as always for sharing your experiences Laura H :)

  5. What a wonderful day you all had with Anna. It is obvious that a lot of care preparation went into making this the special day that it was. The work, the setting, the lunch, all the details so thoughtfully conceived. You all are so lucky to have each other and to have these special moments together.

  6. I love anna corba!, she is such a wonderful lady and great teacher! what a day you ladies had I am so jealous! I want to be a part of your family! please adopt me... lol
    LOVE, LOVE your charlotte jar it's fabulous!

  7. This birthday get together was perfect! Anna Corba and her husband was such great hosts to welcome us in their home. We learned a lot of new tips and techniques. Connie, thanks for your help with my collage. I love my finished piece. Yours was fabulous, and has your signature look to it.
    Thanks for posting all the nice photos to remind of us this day.

  8. Hi Connie,

    I found your blog via Connie Freedman, a dear friend of mine. I'd love to know if you made your molds for the frozen Charlotte dolls; very clever indeed!


  9. love it!!!!!!!!!