Let me tell you, Art-Is-You was fantastic again this year. I had so much fun meeting new friends and spending time with ‘old' ones, relaxing and creating… I'm totally revved up to use my new skills in my own work.
The photo above is me with Carolyn Dube, Jessica Sporn, and Judy Shea at one of the lunches. The food is wonderful at AIY ~ breakfast and lunch are included and there are always delicious hot and cold choices. This next shot is at an event that evening. You might notice we seem a tad more rowdy.
The class that excited me most was Kecia and Jane's Home is Where the Heart Is class. It was two full days of collage and soldering to create a really cool 12″ high glass house. I used family photos for mine and I am so happy with the way it turned out.
I had great tablemates – Lorraine, Francine, and Dawn. Here are Francine and Dawn. Dawn Gold came all the way from England for Art-Is-You and it was lovely getting to know her.
And here's my finished house. The walls aren't all straight, and there are parts I need to go in and smooth out, but I'm very happy with my first attempt at soldering. I will go ahead and embellish it soon. I was lucky to win a giveway from Kecia & Jane and I have oodles of metal bits and bobs to attach when time allows.
Kecia and Jane are wonderful teachers and really kept us all on task so that every student walked out with a finished project. They will be offering this class online next year as well.