Sunday, June 10, 2012

My Art Bliss Win!

When the September classes for the artBLISS retreat were announced, I commented on Jeanette's blog about how excited I was to attend this year.  I even blogged about it - not because I wanted to win the loot that she and Cindy Wimmer were giving away - I truly was excited to go!  But, then I found out that I was one of the winners!  I just received my gifts:

An awesome, super sturdy canvas bag with lots of loot!  The loot includes a brand new saw, saw blades, pro polishing pads (I LOVE these!), a respirator mask, a ring sizer, and Liver of Sulfur in a gel form.  I have never used the gel form, so I am anxious to try this out!  But the bag!  I will be using this bag to tote all of my tools for the artBLISS weekend retreat!  I am so grateful to these lovely ladies!

On Saturday, I will be taking the True Colors-Cold Worked Bezels & Colorful Camouflage class with the most awesome Kerry Bogert.  I took her lampwork bead class in 2010 and had such a wonderful time.  Her book, Totally Twisted, is what drew me into into wire-working in the first place, so I am truly looking forward to these new techniques.  Kerry has a new book coming out this summer (I believe in August) called Rustic Wrappings - I can't wait to get this book as well!
Photo courtesy of Kerry Bogert - from the artBLISS website

On Saturday evening, I will be taking the Making Heavy Metal Beads class with the ultra-talented Stacie Florer. I just love her work!  Look at these beads!  I cannot wait!
Photo of Stacie Florer's Heavy Metal Beads that I swiped off of the artBLISS website
On Sunday, honing my metal working skills will continue with Stacie, as I will be taking the Elemental Bracelet Workshop.  There are so many techniques going on in this bracelet that I get giddy just thinking about it!

photo courtesy of Stacie Florer - taken from the artBLISS website

There is a definite theme to all of the classes that I will be taking - so I would like to again thank Jeanette and Cindy for their wonderful gifts!  They will certainly come in handy!

Hope your weekend was wonderful, and thanks for stopping by!


  1. Congrats on your winnings! I like the bag. And of couse the loot inside the bag.

  2. Oh lucky you! Congrats! Wish I was going, I love those heavy metal beads!

  3. Congratulations, great bag and supplies! I have been contemplating signing up for the Heavy Metal Beads class.

  4. Congratulations! The bag and all the loot is really great! I envy you all the classes you're taking! One of these days I'm going to sign up for Art Bliss. Have a great time, I can't wait to see what you make.

  5. Congratulations on the win. I am taking all 3 of Stacie's classes and am so excited! Hope I'm up to it! Maybe we can talk before Art Bliss time.

  6. Patti, I'm glad you liked your loot! :-) I have to agree, that cotton tote is nice and sturdy and I use mine all the time. We're hoping to have extras available at artBLISS. Looking forward to seeing you there!!

  7. Nice win Patti - I go through masses of pro polishing pads on my components, I just love them! Looks like you've got yourself into some awesome classes, have a great time and tell us all about it.

  8. Congratulations! That's a bag of useful things for sure. I am so far behind on reading and writing blogs. It's energizing to read about your win and your upcoming classes. Have a great weekend!