|View of the walkway going from the lodge to the cabins|
The weather was somewhat cooperative. It did rain (hey, it is outside Seattle) but not all the time. Not hot enough for sticky clay.
I was fortunate enough to be able to take a class from the great Marie Segal. She was teaching her new earring technique. We were introduced to the new Fimo Profesional clay. I love it! From 6 basic colors, over 150 colors can be blended. The color mixing chart included was worth the price of the class. I will post the beautiful earrings I made when I have time to photograph them.
I got to take the first class ever taught by our resident caning guru Kim Day. She taught us several translucent canes. Then she showed how to make a flower cane. Each of us chose different colors, so we ended up with a garden of blooms. We'd made enough cane to share around so we all ended up with at least 4 different canes to take home. I am not a caner, but I was able to produce a lovely flower. Kim then taught how to make either a tile or bangle bracelet. I am so proud of my bangle ... I hope to have time to take pictures and post tomorrow.
One of the best things about this gathering is getting to spend time with people who share a similar hobby. We get to walk about and see what other artists are doing, sharing tips, techniques and ideas. And seeing what new tools are out there. I fell in love with the cane slicer from Lucy Tools. It resembles a small guillotine but it sure makes slicing a cane easy. I would have to be a production artist, though, to justify the cost.
Kathy's new toy.
you can barely see the birdie sitting in her nest hidden in the walkway outside our cabin.
I had treated myself on Mother's day to a new Nook Tablet. All my pictures were taken on it. I have yet to figure out how to edit them, or how to share with social media (such as FB). I feel pretty good about writing this entry using the tablet and I figured out how to add the pictures to it.