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Welcome to This Awful/Awesome Life! My name is Frances Joyce. I am the publisher and editor of this magazine. We'll be exploring different topics each month to inform, entertain and inspire you. Meet new authors, sharpen your brain and pick up a few tips on life, love, entertaining and business. Enjoy and please share!

Crafting with Tanya Bashor of Gypsy Artistry

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Tanya Bashor is traveling right now, but we didn’t want you to miss out on any of her upcoming workshops.


Art Escape at Bubba's Burghers

Thu, Mar 21

Bubba's Gourmet Burghers & Beer - Southp

Mar 21, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

Bubba's Gourmet Burghers & Beer - Southp, 114 Southpointe Blvd, Canonsburg, PA 15317, USA

Create your own design Chalk Couture chalk board  (measures 5.5" x 7.5") includes a beautiful wooden stand for upright display vertically or horizontally.

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Wine Glass Painting at Porked- East Liberty

Fri, Mar 22

Porked East Liberty

Mar 22, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Porked East Liberty, 220 N Highland Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15206, USA

Start your weekend off right, get together with friends, and learn step by step how to paint a pair of wine glasses with your own unique design.

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Blue Moon Private Event

Mon, Mar 25

Blue Moon Salon & Day Spa

Mar 25, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Blue Moon Salon & Day Spa, 909 Cochrans Mill Rd, Pittsburgh, PA 15236, USA

Create your own Chalk Couture Welcome sign!

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Welcome Mason Jar sign

Thu, Mar 28

The Winery At Wilcox

Mar 28, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM

The Winery At Wilcox, 1940 Settlers Ridge Center Dr, Pittsburgh, PA 15205, USA

Welcome spring with a wooden sign and painted Mason Jar for flowers.

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Elrama Tavern

Hello Spring Sign

Mon, Apr 08

Elrama Tavern

Apr 08, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Elrama Tavern, 1520 PA-837, Elrama, PA 15038, USA

Join us at Elrama Tavern for a ladies craft night!

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Wood Sign at Oils Inspire Life

Mon, Apr 15


Oils Inspire Life

Apr 15, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Oils Inspire Life, 3047 Industrial Blvd, Bethel Park, PA 15102, USA

Create your own 12 x 12 Wood sign. Choose from three quotes.

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Sign up for the workshop you would like to attend. Show up, get crafty, and have fun!

Booking Policy:


Booking should be made online a minimum of 48 hours in advance of the workshop, as we need to prepare all of the materials needed for the project.

Payment is due at the time of the reservation and guarantees your spot.

Check in with either your ticket or your name 15 minutes before scheduled start time.

Refunds will not be issued for cancellations after 10 days before a workshop. No shows and late arrivals will not be issued refunds. However, all tickets may be transferred to another user.

A credit that may be used towards a future workshop will be given for individuals canceling with at least ten (10) days notice.

Gypsy Artistry reserves the right to cancel a workshop if fewer than 3 people register and also reserves the right to cancel workshops for unforeseen emergency circumstances. Registrants will be notified at least 24 hours prior to the scheduled workshop time when ever possible and refunds will be processed if the workshop is cancelled by Gypsy Artistry.

For more information about Gypsy Artistry and their crafting classes, visit their website at or call 412-956-6001.

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