I've been working on class samples for, believe it or not, 2014.
Teaching has been such a blessing for me and there are lots of fun things about it, not the least is having the opportunity to visit and explore new places. But I can easily say that my very favorite thing is my students. Online and in-person...I love you guys! You always amaze me with your creativity and enthusiasm and I love being with like-minded artsy types.
One of the hardest things about teaching is having to plan for classes a year in advance. Part of my trouble with this is that I just get going on something exciting and new, then have to put it down to work on the next thing. Of course, it's difficult to get back to it, after that but, hey, that's life. Things keep rolling.
So, my class-sample-obsession, of late, is these formed metal Pearl Pod Pendants. I finished up my lovely little Santos doll necklace and moved right into the pod preoccupation. They're kinda addicting to make! I'm thinking these two classes, plus one more, will be offered at Art Retreat in the Desert, in Tuscon (during the gem show) in 2014. The updated info isn't up on the Desert site, yet...soon, I think.
I've got a couple of new tutorials in the works, as well. This one is finished and available, here. My Double Loop Link is super versatile for making connections and chain. Yay!
Oh yeah...registration for my newest online class Bezel Bootcamp is ongoing. This is shaping up to be such a great class. The students have hit the ground running and are making amazing things. I love that.
So...what else...? It's been about 100 degrees here, with about a bazillion percent humidity...but we had a nice cool spring and my daylilies were fabulous.
Don't you just love color? There are some terrific color palettes here.
Number One son counseled me on how to take a decent moon shot. This is another variation of the super moon shot I took, last weekend. It's a fascinating surface. Makes you want to howl...yes?
Um...yes...these arrived on my doorstep. I know, I know...I do have some other boots but just look at that sugar skull. These were so unique and, well...out there. They're just so "me."
And then...this happened.
We babysat our neighbors sweet girl, who is still a puppy...only about 5 months old...and bigger than Miss Mayzie. Of course, that didn't phase M, in the least. Look at the teeth on that girl. And, look at the big ears on that other girl. You can imagine the outcome. hahaha!
Last thing...I've been working on a super huge project that I can't really say much about yet. But, I think you're gonna love it. I HOPE you're gonna love it!
I wonder about you all...are you working through the summer like I am, so far? Are you vacationing? Enjoying having your kids at home? Is there rain, in your life...or sun? Sunny days...I hope!