Saturday, December 29, 2012

Tina Haller - Party and Artsy Workshop

Tina Haller's Clay Shadowbox workshop was just delightful!  She shared such wonderful techniques on how to work with clay, how to create the designs and textures, how to manipulate and shape, it was fun. We had vintage paper flowers, tinsel, chandelier crystals, all sorts of filigree I've never even seen before.  And I'm always so pleasantly surprised how beautiful the class projects come out.  The girls all get the same bits, and yet they all look so different, it's clearly magic!  I participated in class too, and no one was surprised to see that I incorporated my calavera into my little shadowbox.  How predictable I am!  It was lovely to play. And let us not forget, we were celebrating a special birthday of a cherished friend, Linda!  So we popped a bottle of pink bubbly...HELLO it was good!

So, the night was perfection!  And Tina had so much fun teaching, that she'll be back again in the Spring for an Easter workshop.  We'll be making one of her clay figurines and an Easter banner for this workshop.  And if you're wondering where the paypal button is for this's coming soon.  As usual, there are only 13 seats available, so once it's up, grab your spot ASAP.

Until next time...Ta Ta for Now!

Kristen Robinson - Weekend of Pure Bliss

 * I have to apologize, I'm sooooo behind on blogging.  The classes, the holidays, visits from family and friends and so much more filled my past weeks.  So, I'm going to be posting three blog posts today! Yup!  Gotta get caught up.

December 8th and 9th, we had the amazingly talented, compassionate, beautiful and my dear friend, Kristen Robinson in the studio.  Every time she visits, the girls go wild, and it's no surprise, considering the beauty she brings to our lives.  Classes filled to the brim, we extended the number of students and still they filled...what deliciousness!  Saturday night we enjoyed her Adorned and Soldered Treasures.  Talk about some seriously cool bling we saw from the students.  They were decadent and oh so fabulous.  Sundays workshop, Sacred Houses, was fullllll of technique!  We perfected the tricks for making our own molds using Susan Lenart Kazmer's Jeweler's Grade Molding Putty.  We cast our molds using Paper Clay, and Kristen taught us how to cut and shape, distress and attach our finished pieces to sweet little wooden houses.  There was wax and ICE Resin and oh my it was wonderful.  Such a tremendous weekend and visit.  I'm filled with gratitude and joy...thank you Kristen!