Tuesday, March 27, 2012

the rest of the story...

Window to My Heart
I will be teaching this cuff class for the first time this year.  It is a special one.
Made with layers of metal...some etched, some given a pattern with fire or metal stamping, layering of mica...it is packed full of super fun techniques.

Adding the tiny windows came natural, as this is really how I live my life.
I am pretty much, say what I am feeling, kind of girl. 
These pieces just seem to document that very fact...
starting clockwise in the picture above,
dance with heart
Feet seem to take me to places I've only dreamed of going...
And then there's
Granny Schultz
the cuff on the top right,
which holds my heart in a place only my granny, Josie, could ever hold.
That's her picture when she was only about 13 or 14 years old.
And then,
the cuff on the lower bottom,
holds a tiny picture of a distant cousin.  One of two favorite sisters.
I've been using these girls in my art for several years...
So won't you join me in
this June in Coronado?  
Art Retreat by the Beach...I can't think of a better way to spend the summer.
Can you?
(I'll be sharing the rest of the story, about the other two classes I'll be teaching, 
in the weeks to come...)
~ diane

Friday, March 23, 2012

my excited face
We are a little over a month away from Art Retreat at The Prairie ~ Spring, and I am so excited I can hardly stand it! 

A Charming Reliquary Deryn Mentock
Deryn and Diane are feverishly working to put all of the
 finishing touches on their classes ~ wait until you see what they are doing for you! All I can say is ~ “Lucky Lucky Students!”

Entrada Deryn Mentock
Impressions Diane Cook

Crystal Confetti Diane Cook

Wax On Deryn Mentock
There are still a few spots left in each of the classes
So...If you’re interested, I think you should hurry and  register! Let me know if I can answer any questions or help you in any way!
Happy Friday!

Tuesday, March 13, 2012


Registration is now open for 
June 2012 classes!

Friday, June 22nd through Sunday, June 24th 2012

Artist/Instructors include

Olde Soul *

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