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!