The only day of NO RAIN!!! October 1st. Coming from the desert its a bit of a shock to be in rain pretty much 24 hours a day. I never really felt warm, miss that heat. So if you are going to Portland from a dry climate – sweaters are a good idea!
So day 1 I flew in – no classes – just settling in, doing some local shopping, etc. It was fun!
On my first FULL day at Art and Soul 1) it rained all day 2) I took a day class with Stephanie Lee – WOW! and 3) I took a night class with Jan Harris – WOW again!
Chain Gang – what a great name for a class. And we did way more than just chains. The afternoon was devoted to Stephanie’s 3 chain patterns – all excellent and ones I had not learned yet. The morning was spent on Bezels. I have Stephanie’s book and now realize that there is way more information in there than I realized – I need to sit down and re-read the book! The section on bezels I totally missed.
First off – Stephanie’s work is so creative. Here are some of her class examples:
and My bezels –
I was using that teflon sheet and that was great. Considering I literally had a fire inside the rectangle piece in the lower left corner. Don’t know what I am going to do with my C (upper one) – it was what I had left over in the way of metal so I made it…could be interesting!
And that was just the MORNING part of class. I will have to post my sample links later. Forgot to photo those!
The Bird with Jan Harris. Originally Jan had 3 classes with this bird listed – or three versions. I signed up for the evening – it was the only time I could fit it in and I really loved all of them. Turns out that was the class that went so we did get to look at Jan’s other classwork. For ours we had a full size PLUS bird. I will have to add a photo of mine later with something to give you real perspective. Here is a photo of Karen holding it so that might help. And the birdcage (for a smaller version!) that Jan had for another class:
Since I still haven’t finished my tail these are important photos – initial build of tail and then how it should finish:
I had to slip in the enamel work Jan did in Richard Salley’s class. Its upside down but she did a SCENE. WOW!