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.