I remember when signing up for my classes how difficult it was to narrow it down to just three! After several weeks of deliberations these are the classes I settled for:
Thursday workshop was with Robert Smith's "Spirit Dolls". The class was a delight of wire work and gut stretching and layering. I was not sure of gut casing but once Robert illustrated how to handle the casing and the odor was not as strong as I thought it would be. Robert guided us on different wire bending effect and inspired us to find our own spirit doll.
I had a bit of challenge at the beginning in getting the wire sturdy but as I work more with the wire things got easier and I was on a roll. Finished one doll in class and Robert was generous to give us extra guts to play with after class. Play is exactly what I did in making my second doll into the wee hours of the night. I think I am getting hook on the gut!
|my 1st spirit doll|
Day two was Jesse Reno's Freedom Understanding Expression workshop. I was looking forward to this class as it would be my second workshop with him. I truly enjoyed his class last year and my fingers and hands were so ready to get dirty!!!We dug into the paints and he had do some exercise and I did one piece and got started on the second piece which I worked on later in the evening! Any title suggestions for these creations?
Saturday was all about "Love Burst" enameling on copper and doming heart shape to make the project. Melisa was easy going in explaining the process and sharing her wealth of information. I was in the zone on what creativity is all about! Pounding on the medal, fabricating designs and enameling was my highlights of the workshop!
As usual, I appreciate your comments!