Friday, March 27, 2009

I am on a roll....

I just finished this piece yesterday as part of a swap - I have tried out new skills learnt in class with DJ Pettitt. I think I might have missed something as it sure didn't flow as easily as it did in class, or maybe it was more the fact that I had DJ right there to lend a helping hand. This bird image I have used is one drawn by DJ that she so kindly let us trace in class.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Yes! Another post this month!

Here are the little houses - all 50 of them - that I created to swap at the recent Creative Soul Retreat. What a great swap, although I must admit getting towards the end I was a bit over working on such a small canvas!

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

OK I am on a roll....

Here I am with the lady who deserves to share the crown with DJ for BEST teacher. Stephanie Lee was an amazing teacher as well, very patient with us all as we tried to master those butane torches. I was lucky enough to take two classes with Stephanie and both were equally brilliant. So many new skills I am now attempting to master.... I wish I could have taken Stephanie's third class as well.

At the very top of this post is my finished piece - I must say a big thank you to the gorgeous Jacky for letting me use the mold she made of the little tree, didn't it turn out beautifully? I have just visited the hardware shop today to purchase flux and bits of copper so I can fine tune my new skills.

My only regret is that I didn't manage to do a class with Bernie Berlin. I did get to share a few meals with Bernie and she is also such a beautiful lady - and from all reports a fantastic teacher as well. Here is hoping that Bernie will come back to Australia in 2011 to teach again.

Finally... a March post!

Here I am with DJ Pettitt...
I think I have finally come down to earth after the fantastic Creative Soul Retreat. What a great time I had at this retreat that seemed to run like clockwork. Below is the piece that I finished in DJ's Class. What can I say about DJ that hasn't already been said on blogs all around Australia? DJ was just the BEST teacher. So patient and all knowing, it was such a pleasure to take a class with DJ.