Thursday, February 16, 2012

Studio Class

I often open my studio to other artists to teach in my home, but have rarely taught here myself. However a lovely group of ladies asked if I would be willing to teach Dancing Light and yesterday was the day we picked. What a perfect day we had.

I re-arranged the studio (which just may be permanent) to have two long tables lengthwise. That provided the optimum space for everyone and the optimum light.




Here is one of the unusual color combinations that I loved! This one by Ellen who is an extraordinary machine knitter, so I guess color combining comes naturally.



I also loved the use of the hex beads which are more cylindrical and worked beautifully for the spokes.

Here is how Agnes started out....



One of the things I love to do when teaching is share the hundred variations I've thought of for a component, so when I shared the spinner ring concept, Agnes was on it. I gifted each a pretty little light vitral rivoli for their ring center, you know for a bit of instant gratification

Agnes left wearing this!



It was a delightful day of friendship and laughter and I very much enjoyed it. And now......I'll be illustrating, I'll see you tomorrow. Hopefully with the next project done!

6 comments:

Jenn Ehrichs said...

That ring is gorgeous! I love that color combo.

Halinka said...

I can see-the atmosphere must have been fantastic there.I can admit: I am a little 'envious'-there's nothing like that in Sweden,but I do hope,I will be able to create my own beading studio here.
The ring is very decorative:-)
Warm Greetings-Halinka-

Terry from Alaska said...

Were these ladies driving distance from your home? So lucky to be in your vicinity and to learn from one of the best!

Terry from Alaska said...

Were these ladies driving distance from your home? So lucky to be in your vicinity and to learn from one of the best!

Marcia DeCoster said...

Next book Jenn....and yes Terry they were in driving distance, and such a nice group.

Ingrid said...

Lucky ladies ! Nice work btw
Ingrid