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


  1. The curled back metal window detail to expose the photo is genius! Love these!

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  2. Thank you! And, we will make sure that there are no sharp edges left when we do it either It is a fun technique...diane xo

  3. Diane - you are amazing! So talented! And your gentle, insightful spirit shines through in all you do!

    1. Ahhh....thank you Barb! That means a lot to me...xo

  4. Diane,
    Oh these are so beautiful! Really!!
    xox, Diana