Sunday, September 25, 2011

Art is You Petaluma--Sunday

Today I took Stephanie Lee’s Pipe Dreams class.  She makes manipulating the pipe in the solder look so easy.  I kept worrying about rolling that hot thing off into my lap.  LOL!!  The class was great.  She’s so much fun.  I finished two focal pieces.  Now I just need to finish them into fabulous necklaces.  I just love playing with fire!!

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Art Is You Petaluma--Saturday Class

I’m up in Petaluma this weekend attending the Art is You retreat. The retreat is held at the Sheraton in Petaluma at what looks like their yacht harbor. Unfortunately I booked late so I’m at the Quality Inn. 

The class I took today was with Thomas Ashman. We made a tiny journal using plumbers tape, hardware and glass. I had seen him demo a similar journal on Craft Lab and just loved it. That episode was on my TIVO for quite some time. The class was great and the best part is we finished the entire journal during class. I love when that happens.

Here is the journal in progress. Nothing but hardware store items.

And here is the finished journal with the glass in place full of paper. I love this little journal!!!

Saturday, September 10, 2011

A Girl and Her Tools

I love my tools.  And these are just a few of my hammers.  You should see all the other fun stuff!!

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Some Pics of Ireland

A beautiful city.  We took the Hop On Hop Off bus which gave us a great overview of the city and it's history.  We used that to get to most of the places we wanted to visit.