A little bit of down time seemed like a good idea, so I'm spending some time at Art and Soul this week, playing with collage and power tools in a series of classes and visiting with old friends.
Today started with a Michael de Meng class. He is such a nice, encouraging teacher — it's all about messy and using power tools to cut stuff down to size, which makes for a fun day. I have a start on a piece I'm tenatively calling "The Evolution of Sheep."
I spent the evening with Stephanie Rubiano — she kindly let me back even though I broke more jeweler's saw blades than anyone she had ever had to deal with in a class a couple years ago. This class, which involved working over the edge of a collage with metal embellishments was lots of fun.
Isn't Stephanie cute?
Both of these teachers are definitely people you should go out of your way to spend some time with. Tomorrow, I'm soldering with Sally Jean, which means I'm off to start some collages now.
4 thoughts on “Art and Soul 2010”
Great pieces! You’re right, Michael dM is wonderful. Stephanie is adorable and I’m sure you had fun. See you in the morning (318)
Great pieces! How fun is it that you’re there taking such inspiring classes! How many Divas are there??
i love how your piece turned out in michaels class – it was fun! i have stephanie today. enjoy sally jean, brad and soldering!
It sounds wonderful. I’m suffering from art retreat envy :~)