I have been at Art-Is You in Stamford CT since Thursday. What a FABULOUS weekend! It was great to hang out and learn from some incredibly talented teachers with those of the same 'tribe' as me - the crazy artists tribe that is! Ahhh, I am exhausted and energized all at once. I got home yesterday and immediately set about finishing my projects that I started in class.
First I made 2 more Glass Tube Soldered Pendants. I actually finished my pendants in class but one was irreparably broken (long story!). Cat Kerr, my instructor for that class was so awesome. I learned so much from her! I even (FINALLY!) mastered jumprings thanks to her tutelage. She also taught us how to make solder charms. Love the look for these charms! When I told her what happened and asked if I could buy the tube and tinned jumprings to make a replacement, she insisted on giving me the tubes and jumprings to make, not one, but two pendants - I think she felt sad for me - I was near tears when I told her what had happened. She teaches classes online as well and I can honestly say she has a student for life! Thanks again Cat!
The second class I took was with Beryl Taylor called The Lady Book. I have admired her work since I first saw her work in the inaugural issue of Cloth Paper Scissors and purchased her book when it first came out. Beryl is so lovely & generous! She did so much prep work for the class so we could concentrate on the fun stuff. I did manage to get A LOT done in class but knew that I wanted to do a lot more work on my pages incorporating die cuts, metal and a ton of hand work so I saved that for once I got home. I basically started working on them as soon as I got up this morning and finished it around 5PM. Never even stopped for lunch. Never even got out of my PJs - LOL! Yesterday was Pajama Day at Art-Is-You. Today was mine!
The cover is a lot of bits of antique laces and eyelet. I used paint in class but wanted more color so I tried the Distress Paint daubers for a dry brush effect and it worked like a charm! The central image (Lynne Perrella - I used her stamps inside the book as well) was stamped on Habotai Silk. The flowers are all vintage. I used TONS of vintage and antique laces throughout the entire book.