Thursday, March 24, 2011

We ALL do it...

We all have blogs we follow that completely fascinate us.  Whether it is the writing, the art, the pictures - checking in on those special blogs are a routine.  For me, Stephanie Lee's 'Semiprecious Salvage' is one of those blogs.  I mean, how could anyone resist checking in on a blog that includes writing about children, homelife, cooking and ART! I had seriously considered taking her 'Homesteader's Metalsmithing eCourse' but it didn't work out.

So I was delighted to discover Stephanie Lee was teaching Metal Magic in person at the ArtBliss Workshops in Sterling Va.  Not exactly down the street from me but close enough!  So off I went. My first class involved making a book with metal covers. The supply list was amazing: lace, buttons, ribbons, plaster gauze and - - - metal, micro torches, solder, flux, hammers, files. The pages in the book are plaster! Just amazing!

Here are just a few scenes of the the work areas of my fellow students and my book from the Handbook of Elements class.  

Enjoy ! If you have the opportunity to join Stephanie in one of her classes, go for it.  She is warm, friendly, witty and great fun.

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