And be sure to include a sweet little Peanut (aka Gianna)....
Peanut and her mama Kelly, and my dear Kiki, who helped make it all possible...
|ham salad and tuna salad tea sandwiches as well|
We had a most delicious selection of teas ~ and everyone had their own teapot!
Of course, tea is even more delicious when accompanied by some tasty petit fours and brownie bites ~
This was the most wonderful and delicious way to start the week. I'm told that recently Gianna asked when could she "play with Amanda's mommy again?"!! So, I'll take that to mean our tea party was a great success!
Along with a fabulous start to my week, the week ended with a fabulous art class, lead by a most fabulous instructor!
On Friday I traveled to Phoenix so that I could participate in Art Unraveled's retreat.
|swag in the bag|
My class was titled "Framed" and it was taught by dear friend and artist and author and teacher,
You might remember that I recently took Diane's "Heart Strings" and "Etched and Layered" classes online, through Artful Gathering 2012.
We worked with a vintage image, vintage mother of pearl buckle, and enameling to create a most beautiful pendant.
The real excitement for me was enameling that beautiful back piece of copper metal...
|Anne preps her piece|
|Diane helps with the firing|
| the color I used is Aquamarine|
This was one of the most exciting classes I've ever taken ~ probably right up there with etching my own metal!
Speaking of finished work, I'll share a quick picture with you of another piece I recently finished, a brass etched and layered cuff, titled Pearls of Wisdom. It references my rich and rewarding career as an elementary school teacher.
Today I will begin preparing for some great up and coming events:
- My Trunk Show on Sunday, September 16th from 2-6pm
- Unique Boutique, October 13th and 14th
- Corpus Christi Fall Arts Boutique, October 27th and 28th
I'm taking another online class this week that involves broken china and soldering ~ so be sure to check back with me in the next week or two to see what I'm up to. It's all good!
I wish you cool breezes, icy sweet drinks, a shady spot to relax and all the blessings of the week ahead.
Thank you for taking the time to spend a moment with me!