Saturday, April 12, 2008

artfest classes

okay people..
here is my work from my 3artfest classes...
the thursday class was with nina bagley...
i really loved this class, she gave the instructions and
the class took off like rockets, we all did some beautiful
little wee books ...


laura~do you recogonize this little birdie?

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next day-friday was again spent with nina bagley and we worked

on a "gatherings" book..

this heart charm with paw imprint came from a charm

that my sweet old boy~sambucca used

to wear on his collar

he has now passed-2yrs now...

and i thought it looked so nice sitting in the shell under the mica..

this is a picture of my moms mom~

she was such an important part of our lives growing up.


that was just such a great class, low keyed and lots of hands on with nina..

another cool class where everyones books turned out so beautiful!
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this is my prayer box from saturdays class with susan lenart-kazmers class

i took a piece of copper and texturized it with different marks from tools that she provided, annealed it with the torch to make it softer for forming the shape, drilled holes for the joints and
added stamped words around it for more depth and finally the ribbon
i didnt add the resin word paper as i liked it as is
it reminds me of a wind sock....





i am at another art retreat this weekend, it is called artiscape and it is closed to home....
so more about that later in the week...



10 comments:

JJ said...

your nina creations were wonderful and your copper windsock reminds me of a fish, a salmon at that, perfect for the pacific northwest..jj

Beth said...

I can't wait to take the gatherings class with Nina...yeah, yippee !!

and now another retreat....lucky you!!

maybe you will see my blog friend Jeanie {the marmelade gypsy}...tell her I say "hi"

Scrappy Jessi said...

so fun all the classes look great!
oxoox,
jessi

Laura said...

Hey...I did not recognize the birdie until you told me...I was memorized by the words birdie in the piece....love that!

and love that you used some of my current guest room wallpaper in your piece!!! So cool!!

Everything is gorgeous!!!

Janie said...

I love all your creations - so inspiring! Looks like they were GREAT classes! you lucky dog - another art weekend? I'm jealous!!

Trixie said...

Absolutely fab creations! They seem lighter and fresher than your last work I saw from valley ridge. Art does a body good!

Kim Carney said...

I do love that!

Kim Carney said...

great to see you this year. love your trade .... finally going through them all now ;)

Shari said...

Beautiful creations, Kim... one and all. I can see your heart in every one of them. Hugs, Shari

Maija said...

OMG, Kim! Your class work is fabulous!!