What do Calamity Jane, KC Willis and Debbie Overton have in common? Debbie is the proud owner of one of KC's original Calamity Jane fabric collages! I was lucky growing up, we live in the country on a wonderful farm. We rolled in freshly picked cotton, went swimming in the rice fields and had horses that we could ride any time we wanted. There was Rusty, Red-eye, and Tricks to name just a few. We were raised playing cowboys and cowgirls and indians. If our friends didn't have a horse we had one for them. I will always remember Rusty....he was delivered to us in the backseat of a car. Daddy had told us he had a surprise that would be there that day. A car drove up, the man got out and opened the back door of his car and out walked a pretty little brown pony. Rusty would let 2,3 and even 4 of us get on him and ride for hours. The only problem we ever had with Rusty was his trying to walk up the 4 steps on our back porch with us on him! Then came Tricks...Daddy bought him from a retired circus clown and Tricks could bow, pray and talk! Ok, so he didn't actually talk like Mr. Ed, but he did neigh on command! Red-eye was a professionally trained cutter that Daddy rode. We tried, but he was so quick if you were not holding on tight, you would find yourself on the ground more than in the saddle. We rode in the parades and rodeo grand entrance. Those horses led us to read about Calamity Jane and many other cowgirls from the past. So when I had the chance to own one of KC's original collages, you bet I wanted anything with Calamity Jane. KC surprised me with the quote, "I didn't mean to shoot him. He just sorta leaned into my bullet." I told KC I loved Calamity Jane and to surprise me. I could not be happier with my collage. It is gorgeous, the fabrics, lace, trims and embellishments are all me.
You have heard me talk about KC's workshops, Collage Camp and Mixed Media Mania for the past several months, now you can join KC in her Colorado studio and work side by side with the cowgirl herself. Imagine multi-day retreats with a small group of friends or soon to be friends learningthe tricks of the Collage Camp Cowgirl herself. The interactive setting of the studio will allow you to talk, share and inspire each other. To learn more about KC's Studio Retreats visit here or click the image above.
KC I know you will read this soon or later....and I want to thank you again for doing an awesome collage and for our friendship. Hope to be sitting in one of those retreats soon or roming the streets of Savannah when you and Logan come for a visit. Now the rest of you reading this, head on over to check out KC's Studio Retreats, Collage Camp and Mixed Media Mania Workshops.