[caption id="attachment_1075" align="aligncenter" width="490" caption="Ode to Robert & Tony"][/caption] I took a fun workshop through "The Artists' Nook" in Fort Collins yesterday with Richard Salley. It was called "The Over-the-top Hinged Bracelet" class--what fun to spend the day with old and new friends and an amazing teacher/artist! Thanks to Christine for offering this class. I had a bead I bought from Tony Blackwell that served as the focal, and under that I used some "faux bone" from Robert Dancik. And with Richard's help, we constructed the cuff, and made the hinge with cold connections. I learned a ton, and was inspired by all the talented artists who attended the class. I've had the faux bone for a few years, and the focal bead, it was a good challenge to get the two to work together. My other challenge today was to set up my photo area in my garagio studio, in hopes that I shoot more photos of new work. This shot was the second batch. The fun with using a digital camera, is running back and forth to my desk in the "bead room" to look at the photos on my computer, going back to revise the set up for a better shot.
I added links to all the above mentioned names, The Artists' Nook has lots of classes upcoming, one in fact with Robert Dancik coming soon in October. She also offers lots of journaling workshops, a great way to express yourself. Subscribe to their e-mail notification for notices about upcoming workshops.
Back to work, my head is swimming with new ideas--focus, focus!