I have to tell you a little secret...this title, "instructor," means a lot to me. Not because it makes me important or special but because it means I get to share with you. If you come to class, I get to share everything I can squeeze into our time together. I get to share a little bit of what I love to do and, hopefully, pass on my enthusiasm for making jewelry. It's not just slap-a-few-things-together and you have jewelry...oh, no. It's learning the craft of making fine art jewelry.
I didn't take many pictures, at Adorn Me...I wish I had! I always get caught up in the moment and forget to take photos.
I did get a few pics of student work from my Hoop-La class. This is the first time I've taught this one and we crammed tons of stuff into the day.
They made some gorgeous things...those students of mine. It makes me excited to be teaching this class again, at Art Unraveled, this August. I've been very blessed to be an instructor at both of Linda Young's events; Adorn Me and Art Unraveled. They're two of my favorite venues and I look forward to traveling to Phoenix, every year...in August...in the summer...in Phoenix...did I say it's in the summer? I love it!
At the AM vendor night, I finally, finally got to meet Mary Hettmansperger and snag this fab brooch from her. Isn't it wonderful? It reminds me of and animal skeleton or a turtle shell...something organic and mysterious.
Here I am goofing off with my pal, Diane Cook on vendor night. Diane always takes the very best pictures...always. She looks like she's just heard something very clever. If she did, believe me, it didn't come out of my mouth. We do look a bit devilish, though...don't we?
Ok, my friends...so, next up in my schedule is teaching at The Prairie; end of April. See that cool spoke link? I'm going to show you how to make that, as well as a version that can be used as a focal, as well as how to make one really-big-whopper-of-a-statement-piece. I'm wearing this one in the photo with Diane. The cross is about 4 inches long...really a great, honkin' thing.
(photo by Diane Cook)
If you haven't moseyed on over to The Prairie, you're missing out. Trust me when I say, this is a gorgeous place in which to take classes. It's a true retreat atmosphere and you'll feel like a spoiled rotten princess, by the end of the weekend.
Also, my JouJou Charm Keeper necklace. This one is chock-a-block FULL of techniques. I'll be sharing with you, all my secrets of working with steel wire. Fun...yes? This is probably the last time I'll be teaching this one so I hope you can come.
And speaking of...I also won't be offering my online Build Zone class again, for a while. Registration is still happening...until April 8th. Last day of class is May 8th. So, you have plenty of time to join in the fun. In fact, the students are busy, busy, watching videos and practicing techniques. If you have an interest, it's not too late and I'd love to have you.
I've been working like a fiend on a big project but I broke away for a while today and took a photo safari with Number One son, today. It was a bit boring, though, as he hogged the lenses. Of course, as his mother, I felt it my duty to allow it. Unfortunately, he took way, way too many shots of his old mom. This was the best of the lot...how sad is that. That look on my face is a reflection of my brain madly thinking "There are about a million things I should be doing right now and photo-safari-dog-walking-sitting-in-the-lovely-sun are not any of them andpleasedon'ttakeanotherhorridphotoofme!"
Crazy, runaway brain.