Thursday, April 05, 2007
Well, I've been back since Sunday but I'm sick. Really sick. So with school and all, I haven't had time to post. ArtFest was fantastic. It was wonderful meeting Ally after emailing for over a year! We had so much fun with Ruth, Nancy and Catherine. And I met some wonderful people: Heather, Maija, Tejae, Victoria, Tara and my shuttle buddy Brenda -- who lives in the US, but still very close -- in fact we spend parts of the summer in the same provincial park!! After many days of searching, I finally found Rita, but by the end of ArtFest was only able to give feeble conversation! Sorry, Rita!
I have posted pics on my Picturetrail in the ArtFest 2007 Folder . If you're wondering if I ever wear anything but black, well, yes I do, but not often!
Also check out Ruth's blog and her flikr to see many other incriminating pictures of me (and Ruth, Nancy, Ally and our house, and classes and other fun stuff)[that's me, Ruth and Ally in the picture above]
I took classes from Traci Bautista, Linda and Opie O'Brien and Michael deMeng. I finished a bracelet in Linda and Opie's class, and Ruth helped me turn it into a necklace. (well, actually Ruth did it while I watched. Actually, I didn't even watch, I turned away for a moment and it was finished. So I'll just tell the truth and say Ruth did it)
I'm wearing it here, in this picture of Tejae and me at vendors night. And here's a closeup: It's made of copper, sterling silver and tins (like cookie tins or olive oil tins). I made it all -- I cut the copper and the sterling, aged it, stamped the numbers on the sterling, cut out the copper tab charms, cut out the tin, and wired it all together (the bracelet chain was pre made).
I didn't finish anything else, but as I do, I'll post it! And I haven't even opened my trades yet, but when I do I'll post them too. (I'm waiting until I have time to have a tea and savour them one by one)