Sunday, June 30, 2013

School DAZE!!



Hey there ~ did you miss me???

I'ven been MIA from visiting blogs, answering emails, and last week's Monday Musing!

I have a good reason ~ 3 to be exact ~ HONEST!

Okay.... I did NOT run away and join the Circus


Or the Rodeo...


I didn't even slack off to read a book....


Or indulge myself in exotic beauty treatments....


If you haven't guessed the reason for my absence, then scroll back up to the blog title and I think you'll get it ~


I've been in School!

For the past two weeks, I've taken 3 classes from 3 amazing, talented, kind, and generous artists who are at the top of their field.

Diane Cook gave me the instruction, support and love to create this....


And this....


And this (it's been sold ~ thank you, sweet Amy!)



At the same time, I was knee deep in loveliness with Riki Schumacher, whose fantastic love, support, and instruction enabled me to create this....



Not to be sitting idle for even a minute, Deryn Mentock opened her online class, Bezel Bootcamp, and I was there ~ raising my hand for roll call!

Just completed and waiting for necklaces are these bezels....



And these....

Yes, I did correct the opening at the bottom of the rhinestone chain ~ it no longer has a little gap!

Thank you, lovely Deryn, Diane, and Riki ~ You are amazing ladies ~ artists ~ friends....I am more creative, more insightful, and more accomplished because of YOU!  

Oh, in case you're wondering how I pulled it off ~ racing from class to class ~ hauling my cookies...
These are online classes, which you can find here and here!

Right now I'm catching my breath and creating necklaces for these lovelies....because.....

Session Two of Artful Gathering begins in just 2 weeks!

If you enjoyed the old photos on my blog this week, you can find them, and their sources, on my Pinterest board titled "Kodachrome."  Thank you, Pinterest!!

Have a beautiful week, dear friends, and thank you so much for your visit!

7 comments:

debi said...

Well, you've definitely been a busy girl. And what beauty you have created!

SueAnn Lommler said...

I took Riki's and Diane's class as well and loved every minute.
Yours turned out fab!!
Hugs
SueAnn

flowerree said...

You are amazing. I took Diane's class and am busy creating so I don't know how you are doing THREE- WOW I love your work

~*~Patty S said...

Your creativity just keeps getting better dear Karen and that's saying alot because it is already so beautiful!

That is a very fine array of teachers...online classes are such a convenient and wonderful thing!

Glad you are having so much fun and learning new tricks along the way

Thank you so much for the sweet and warm welcome home...the UK was absolutely charming and wonderful in every way
We really treasured our time there!

oxo

Fran. Boggs said...

HA Karen that is funny I was looking for you to make sure I hadn't missed your post or something!! LOL BUT that is amazing what you are learning!! LOVE IT!! They are so pretty!! And the black n white photos rock!! Keep up the good work!! I DID miss you!! Happy fourth of July girlfriend!! XOXO Love ya to the moon n back!! Fran.

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Oh my SWOON!!! What extraordinary creations. Well done.

Have a very happy fourth of July!

Laurie said...

I never get tired of looking at your beautiful jewelry -- and it's always something new with you!