Yesterday was my first day of classes at Art & Soul. I had Sally Jean's Soldering for Virgins class. I bumped into Sally on the elevator going doing in the morning — she was as nice as she could be from the get go and she and her husband Brad (his name tag read "Mr. Sally Jean") taught a fabulous class.
I am no longer scared of my soldering iron. Flux is my friend.
My soldering was far from perfect, but I really enjoyed it. I can see myself making little charms and babble to use in fabric books and assemblages. This was a great class and I'm so glad I finally got to take it! This is my favorite charm.
My sweet roommate Kathy Wasilewski stayed up late with me the night before making teeny-tiny collages to go under the equally small pieces of glass. We had a a great time and I ended up with some wonderful little pieces.
Majesty is one of Kathy's little collages, and I just love it. The strange looking thing on the left is a vintage button on top of a little snip of one of my silk ribbons.
I sat with the nicest table of women in this class! It was one of those delightful groups were everyone shared everything and helped each other along. I wish I could just take them along to every class with me! This is Chaundra, who was as in love with her soldering iron as I was by the end of the class.
Today I'm off to Bedazzling Butterflies. We're making assemblage boxes using pictures and butterfly wings. And then tonight we have the annual diva get together. I'm really looking forward to it and hoping all my girlfriends will like the little presents I put together for them.