It's been a while since I've taken the time to post. I only have so much free time and it seems that I choose to spend it creating in my studio or keeping up with emails & egroups rather than posting on my blog. Since the last time I posted, I had the tremendous opportunity to travel to Rhode Island and take a workshop from the amazing Kathleen Dustin. I have always admired her work and been inpired by it. She was teaching a workshop sponsered by The Bead House in Bristol, RI. I was able to fly on AA miles and stay with my friend, Linda in N. Providence (Linda took the workshop as well).
The actual workshop was at the Bead Annex, a marvelous facility, perfect for workshops owned by The Bead House. It is a converted luggage factory which now houses artist's studios. The space was spaceous, well-lighted and the owners very gracious and made us all comfortable.
Kathleen is a very generous person, sharing her very unique techniques for her transparent techniques. It was a very satisfying workshop, which I enjoyed thoroughly and wouldn't mind taking again. Here are the three pieces I created in the workshop:
The piece on the far right is the first one I created. While it is nice, I learned from it and created the piece in the middle. I like the design of the middle piece better, it isn't as cluttered as the first piece.
The second day of the workshop, we created a dimensional pendant with an image transfer, the piece on the right.
As I mentioned, I love the technique and went home and created more, all of these dimensional, two with image transfers and two without. These are the pieces I created at home.