That worked for me and then my Facebook friends started to increase and I have been checking Facebook several times daily for months now! It's become quite a habit and I find myself not getting any blogging done but more importantly, not getting the artwork done that I had planned for the New Year. I have been pretty good about the cleaning and purging of my studio and the rest of my house. BUT, the artwork is calling me and I plan to ween myself from Facebook, just like I did with blogging.
The problem with Facebook, is that my high school is having a MEGA reunion in August and Facebook is pretty much the method of contacting everyone to inform them. Every time someone new joins Facebook and 'friends' me, I have to chat with them and then that leads to commenting on their photos and their status, etc, etc, etc. It's been great reconnecting with folks I haven't seen in 30+ years but I'm going to have to back away from the computer in order to get back to business.
Back to the business of making art! I will try to post weekly but I'm not going to beat myself up if I don't. Hopefully if I start creating I will want to post my new 'stuff'!
Finally, the reason for this post is the workshop I did 2 weeks ago with Mary Hettmansperger. She's FABULOUS! She's fun, warm, giving and oh so talented. I just love her work. It really speaks to me. If you ever get the chance to do a workshop with her, I highly recommend it.
This is Mary demonstrating a technique to Alice.
This is Stana at the torch. We did a LOT of torching and a LOT of hammering.
These is some of Joan's work. Love her woven piece!
This is Kathy's torched copper mesh and copper piping.
This is Tracy's mixed media fiber piece. She made the copper leaves and the twined copper to apply to her fiber art. Love it!
This is Shelley's mixed media fiber piece.She created the copper leaves and branch to apply to her fiber art.
I didn't have the forethought to actually make a fiber piece ahead of time nor did I attempt to create a fiber piece during the workshop. I was having so much fun playing with the metal that I only made jewelry pieces and one piece for a future fiber art project.
Here's a brooch/pendant I made. It has a pin back but also a jump ring so you could hang it from a necklace.
This is a twined, woven and wrapped piece. I incorporated several of Mary's techniques in this piece in order to spread the copper ribs out to form the branches.This piece is a possible candidate for a future art quilt.
This piece was done with the intention of using in a future fiber art piece also. We'll see...
I did finish a piece I started in Jeanne Beck's workshop WAY back in September. But I'll wait and post that another day.
Until then...live your life creatively~