Sunday, August 15, 2010

ART UNRAVELED......held in an OVEN. LOL

Well I am back from AU. The talent that this retreats holds is amazing. The teachers AND the students. Thank you to ALL my students for signing up for class. My classes went GREAT and from the response from students I think they were all happy. At least I hope everyone enjoyed their time in my classes.

As far as PHOENIX goes....well let me just say I need color in my life other than brown. IT WAS like we were walking around ON FIRE. One day it was 112 degrees. OMG right? Would never want to live there because of the heat. Well I am from Kentucky and will stay. I was thinking that we were there during their WINTER season really. Everything ugly and dead. But the people were very nice and their was PLENTY of shopping to do. Went to Sedona one day...what a difference in temperature. Wow.

I took the Glass Journal class from Thomas Ashman. My sister and I were very excited to actually be taking a class. When you teach you don't get to take many classes and I was long overdue. We really enjoyed our day and came away with an awesome book. Here are some pictures for you. I am ready to make more. The construction was mind boggling. How this man came up with this binding is mind boggling to me. The only thing I would have changed is I wish I would have had paste papers for the inside of my book.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Look what the mailman brought me.....

BIRTHDAY PRESENT!!!! Birthday Present!!!! Before I left for Art Unraveled the mailman brought me an absolutely beautiful handmade book. (I have just now found the time to pay my respects.) MADE by the one and only Pat Pleacher. Pat was my first book teacher. She is awesome....go see for yourself here. I LOVE MY BOOK - just love it. After you see it you will understand why. Oh by the way....I love to fish and all my girlfriends know it. So that is why it has that theme. THANK YOU PAT - U ROC girl. You also made me cry alligator happy tears.