It's time to catch up. I have been toying with the idea of changing my website "theme". I spent quite a few hours looking for a new theme, but then got stuck on how to change from this one to a new one, as it looked too complicated, so I'm sticking with this one for now. So in the meantime, lots has been going on.
Where has the year gone? January was my annual trip to Tucson, it was fun, as usual. GL&W changed the opening of the Holidome, they moved it up, and that changed our shopping strategy. It will easier now to get in and out in a shorter period of time. Bead & Button in Milwaukee was fun-I took another Master class with the master of fold forming, Charles Newton Brain. We watched a ton of demos, had little time to work. I also took a workshop with Ken Bova, in Denver. We spent 2 days working with white liquid enamel, making it react in the flame into many other colors.
I have been in my studio working quite a bit, I added a new flex shaft and a new torch. I now have a Smith Little torch and an acetylene torch. Soldering has become so much easier having another option. I also use a small propane torch tip for soldering jump rings and small items. I revamped my work area, have a padded floor now and added a new formica table top. I've been playing a lot with Argentium, which has been fun. Fusing and using some solder with it.
I'll be selling my work in Winter Park in July and in Vail in July at the Farmers Market and in August, at the WestColfax MuralFest--stop in and see my new work--I'm always changing & evolving.