Up the hill to Jeri's.
Past the vintage swing.
Past the vintage farm equipment that Jeri and her husband collect.
Around the road to her garden and studio.
Past the concrete mixer - the star of the retreat!
Some of the glass Jeri made for us to use to make jewelry in her new concrete mixer by tumbling glass bottles and china that was broken in an earthquake . She also taught us to cut glass and about dichoric glass.
Finally, we have arrived at her amazing studio.
Frankie, the Studio Assistant, was waiting to welcome us at the door.
Black cat was lounging on the studio sofa.
Finally into her studio where magic happens.
We created in her magical studio for 3 days!
Carolyn taught us about ribbon embroidery and we created pretty flowers with tiny silk ribbons - the beautiful flowers were samples she made to demonstrate.
Frankie helped Jeri with her ribbon embroidery . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . . . . and continued to help her.
Made jewelry using the glass Jeri made for us in her concrete mixer and created ice resin jewelry and drank a little wine.
The tumbled glass ended up looking like polished stones and we fell in love with the beautiful glass.
Linda taught us how to make bezels and solder them and then we filled them with broken glass and poured resin to hold the glass in place - I added a little cross to complete mine.
I used a tiny photo copy of one of my Rose paintings inside the other one -added glitter and then poured the resin to create the small piece of jewelry.
Decorated bottles and learned to use solder to hold decorations in place. I used star fish to decorate my bottles and love the way they turned.
I taught a simple class on stamping, stenciling and painting on canvas bags and everyone painted adorable whimsical canvas bags to use as gift bags, pencil bags, etc.
Thank you to Jeri and her loving husband Jerry for a magical and fabulous art retreat at your beautiful home and amazing art studio.
"Above all, clothe yourselves with love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony." Colossians 3:14