Don't get me wrong ~ I'm not complaining because it's all good and I'm so busy in the hive, but summer is fleeting!
Second session for Artful Gathering 2012 has begun,
and I'm already thinking about registration for Art Retreat in The Desert 2013!
One of the classes I'm taking is Soldering Flambe with artist Kecia Deveney. After taking Riki Schumacher's "Overcoming the Fear of Fire," I was ready to dig in ~ micro torch and all....
Here is a trio of practice pieces in the beginning stages...
My second class is Etched and Layered with artist Diane Cook. The newest technique I've learned is how to etch metal ~ a bit daunting as you get to work with some big girl chemicals. Diane's video and instruction are hands down amazing.
So, on Sunday I was ready to give it a go....I etched these 4 cuffs and a piece of brass that will be repurposed into jewelry. The cuffs went from this stage....
Last weekend was our Scrap Happy Retreat ~ 3 days of dedicated art time with amazing women, food, and fellowship ~ who could ask for more?!!
Here's a peak at some of the bracelets I completed...
And if that wasn't enough ~ we had our Tucson Swap Queens on Monday night!! The theme this month was Patriotic ATC's ~ take a peak!
|artist ~ Sandra|
What a rockin' group of ladies!!
As for me, I'm recovering from a nasty bout of bronchitis and still have 4 more days of antibiotics to finish. So, I will leave you now as I'm a little worn out and should rest. I still owe you some pix of the Flea Market finds, but those will keep till next Monday.
Have a beautiful week and enjoy what's left of summer - you know those Big Burger Holidays are right around the corner!!
Stay well and be safe....blessings!