Saturday, February 27, 2010

Honey, I'm home...

Oh it is so good to be home.. but what a fabulous time we had on our trip. Just a few quick photos.. here I am at the penny slots but for some reason we didn't read the 75cent minimum so we only got 1 turn!! What's up with that?? The whole time I was looking for my "John Gage".. the character in Indecent Proposal played by Robert Redford. In the movie he offers a million dollars to sleep with the married woman. I joked with my husband that the only guy that got fresh with me was SpongeBob Squarepants.
We stayed at Bally's which was right next to the Paris hotel. Oui Oui.. the next time I will be staying there instead.
Our favorite destination every night was the bar at Bill's.. 99cent Margaritas baby!
Here I am with Jenni.. notice the drinks!! I did say 99 cents right?Okay I did get serious during the day and took some amazing classes. First off I took a sculpture class from Ty & Marcia Shultz. They have a movie prop company in Canada where they have made props for many television series including the XFiles. I loved that show!! Here they have taught us how to make crows out of t-shirts, tape, aluminum foil, wire and the secret ingredient, Paverpol. Paverpol is a dutch product which will make any absorbent material rock hard in a few short days. I can't wait to use this product on other applications... wait and see!
Here is my crow.. sweet baby.
My next class was taught by the lovely Stephanie Rubiano. I do not have my pictures from that project because I am saving it as a gift for my mother. Since she reads this blog (Hi Mommy), I don't want to spoil the surprise. Lets just say my daughter exclaimed OH MY GOD when she saw it and it is by far her favorite of them all.
Finally My last class was with Stephanie Lee, author of Semiprecious Salvage. This was the class that I was most looking forward to and it didn't disappoint. Since it was a technique based class, I don't have any finished pieces to show you.
But I can tell you that I now know how to make beautiful jewelry bezels and boxes. My head is spinning with all the possibilities out there.
This is a close up of my house bezel. I made this nest a long time ago and was thrilled to be able to incorporate it into my house. This will eventually get turned into a necklace.
And my new favorite technique is metal etching. My friend Barbara from Perch had asked me to bring back something that I could teach and this is definitely it.
So that's all Folks!! While I was gone we got in several boxes of new spring merchandise. I'll be posting pictures very soon of those and of our upcoming events.


dewgiesgirl said...

Love it! Looks like y'all had a great time :)

Cindy at LottieBird said...

It's probably good you didn't see John Gage. That would be a whopper of a moral dilemma...