Zinnia as you know I have spoken of before has this Artful Gathering online Art Retreat this is her second year of it and I know a success. If you haven't checked it out please do there is a little thingy on my side bar. I just think this is the greatest way to learn new techniques and easy peazy in your jammies if you want to. I use to, in my painting days, go to workshops back east in New England and Ruidoso New Mexico to name a couple of places and loved those and would go with fellow artists to learn and would be like a big slumber party. Now I don't have to with computers and Internet. I know we love the computers and hate them both together or at least I do.
This year I am getting adventurous and taking two classes. Gulp the pressure is on as they are only 6 weeks long but the DVD saves the day in case I get to dilly dally around to much. I do have a tendency to do that sometimes-dilly dally or some may call it piddle around. My classes are Metamorphosis Collage Bracelets with Mary Jane Chadbourne and Crazy Quilting with Pat Winter.
Love the word Metamorphosis even in movies when something turns into a good alien creature or a caterpillar turns into a beautiful butterfly. Now I will be turning wood into a beautiful bracelet and beads into a wonderful piece of crazy quilting.
Now I am going to show you what I am starting with on both of these projects and kind of tease you as I go on how they develop are grow into something pretty.
Now what in the world is this you ask? The basis of my beautiful bracelet. Mary Jane explains it so well and I just follow along and listen to Merlin the Magician series on the TV as I work. What does that have to do with the bracelet? Only my mind knows for sure. Gotta have my background noise going on here.
This is the kit I ordered from Pat Winter with the Crazy Quilting class. Aren't the colors great? There are a few more treasures in it but have to surprise you with what they are. I use to embroider when I was----15 years old. Yep they had needles back then, I remember doing embroidering for a homemaking project I did some sweet baby heads and embroidered them and was so proud of it, it was like a coverlet. What happened to it? Only it knows, it probably got trashed but it did give me some good memories when I started practicing stitches for this class.
Both of these classes are awesome and I can't wait to show you the finished projects.
Well that is what is going on in my world for the moment, thanks for stopping by.