I finished my jewelry/metalsmithing class and just finished a 4 day mixed media workshop that was meant to help attendees find their language. It was amazing to be in a single class working on my own art for 4 days. I've never had such an extended time and came out of it feeling energized and focused. My instructor was Larry Calkins. An amazing local sculptor, painter, photographer. I'm considering taking his encaustics workshop next quarter.
I worked on two books and one hanging piece. I'll try to photograph them today. I also learned how to make prussian blue ink and milk paint, how to use a wood burning tool for encaustic painting, how to make acetone transfers onto multiple types of surfaces including enamels, and I'm sure other things I'm not remembering.
I swap with Swap-bot!
Thanks to Jane Wynn I found this fun swapsite called Swap-bot where you can sign up for all types of swaps. I signed up for a holiday ornament swap. I've participated in an ornament swap for the last 3 or 4 years but am not part of the online group where I did that so I'm thrilled to have found this. (aargh! I can't figure out why the swap logo isn't working. I'll try again later with it)
Here's my theme song these days.