Tuesday, 19 February 2008

Michael deMeng Workshop

Joy, Phyllis, Amanda, Louisa, Michael, Ruth, Denise, Megan and Varelle

Janine, Donna

Ursula, Coral and Cheri

Well, what can I say. If Michael is teaching a class nearby I cannot recommend his workshops highly enough! He is one of the most generous, warm and kind souls you will encounter and his teaching skills are awesome.

Michael is such a talented artist who is more than happy to share his techniques. He is one of those teachers who spends time with all his students and we were all a little worried about the Good, the Bad and the Ugly critic at the end of the workshop. However, this was a fabulous end to the weekend, Michael went through each person's piece and discussed various aspects. It enabled us all to learn from each other. One of the things I loved about Michael's workshop was how different each of us interpreted what he had taught us. Although we had been taught the same techniques, we all used them in a different fashion. How refreshing to walk out of a workshop where everyone's work is unique!

Here are some pics of my Assemblook.... this would be the first workshop in which I have completed something that I was actually happy with!

From all accounts everyone had a great time and got on extremely well. I was finally able to meet in person a number of people that I have only ever met "online". By the end of the weekend many new friendships were forged.

There is a possibility that Michael will be doing another workshop here in Sydney in June fingers crossed.

Not only were we lucky enough to have Michael teach, but Michael's girlfriend Judy came to visit on Saturday night and brought with her some of her outstanding artwork as well.

Judy is featured in the latest edition of Cloth Paper Scissors, so if you haven't a copy as yet I'd suggest you run out and get one!

Judy also brought along some of the items that she sells on her Etsy site.... and of course, most of us just had to buy lots of bits and pieces. I utilised a lot of the rusty bits and pieces I had bought off Judy in my Assemblook. Check out Judy's blog here and her Etsy store Red Velvet Elements.

Thursday, 14 February 2008

One World One Heart Drawing

Happy Valentine's Day!

I am pleased to announce the winners

#1 - Earrings go to Freya

#2 - Dichroic Pendant goes to Sandi Moran!

Congratulations girls.

Thanks to everyone for participating!

Friday, 1 February 2008

ONE World - ONE Heart #2

Here's #2

Dichroic fused glass pendant. Set on a black base, this pendant is made from beautiful blue and green dichroic glass that just dances in the light. A sterling silver plated bail is attached to a black rubber necklace.

Whilst you are here, please sign my guestbook at the bottom of the page. It will be great to see where everyone is located.


ONE World - ONE Heart #1

Lisa Oceandreamer of Heart of the Nest is hosting the 2nd annual ONE World-ONE Heart Event, which commences 1st February. Everyone who participates will be giving something away on their blog.

To participate, all you need to do is leave a comment on THIS and the NEXT post.

If you have a blog and want to give away something, or if you just want to meet the other participants and have a look at their giveaways click here.

Have fun blog hopping and meeting new people - it is going to be lots of fun.

There will be lots of fabulous, creative items being given away. You never know, you might just win something!!!

What IS ONE World-ONE Heart?

This is a world wide blog giveaway event.

Lisa's original idea was to bring bloggers from around the world together - people who might ordinarly never get the chance to meet!

Not only may you win a prize, but it will help us to interact and discover new friends

Last years event had nearly 100 participants and many friendships were made.....

Good Luck everyone!

I am going to have two give aways.

The first one is a pair of Sterling silver and Bali silver bead earrings with tangerine Swarovski crystal beads.

Whilst you are here, please sign my guestbook at the bottom of the page. It will be great to see where everyone is located.

The second is a Dichroic glass pendant with beautiful blue and green shades. This has a SS plated bail and comes on a black rubber necklace.

I'll do a second post for giveaway #2!