Thursday, December 23, 2010

with the faith of a child

"Believe"
A "Words of Inspiration" cuff, 
made just in the nick of time
for the class I taught last Saturday, in College Station, 
for the Brazos Valley Jewelry Artists' Guild.
This is how it's done ~
Take one very special etched brass cuff (etched by you).
Add another etched layer of textured goodness (made by you).
Top it off with an etched word of "inspiration" (yes, ALSO made by YOU).
That is the recipe for a class I will be teaching at
But, for now let me share how full of
my heart is feeling,
as I reveal the artwork of eight
most enthusiastic and incredibly talented students from the 
class last Saturday!
Here are their pieces, one by one.....
 
Yes, they traveled from near and far.  Sort of like the wise men.
Well, not really like THE wise men, 
but Rita did come from Kerrville, while Esther came in from Rosenberg, 
to be with her friend Joanne, from Brenham.
Carrie drove Hwy-290 in from Houston, and Sue came all the way from Seadrift, Texas, 
while the others came from nearby Bryan.
I would love it if you could join me in Phoenix next August 7th for 
While there, I will also be teaching another class, Rhinestones & Rosaries, 
which I will be teaching at Adorn Me! 2011 in Houston. 
But if you can't get to Houston, I will be teaching this class in Phoenix, Friday, August 5th,
so go here to find out more about it.
As I reflect upon all the blessings I have received this past year, 
I want to thank each and every one of you who so faithfully came here to read my little bits of this and that.
I know that I have much to be thankful for....and one is YOU ♥
I wish each and every one a safe Christmas.  One filled with love overflowing.
One filled with the love of Jesus Christ.
And, even though Charlie Brown has nothing to do with the birth of our Savior, I will always hear Linus speak the very words that make me remember 
just what Christmas is REALLY ALL 
about...
 

17 comments:

Pretty Things said...

I love that scripture.

Sandy said...

These bracelets are truly lovely. If I lived closer to you and could attend your class I would make a bracelet "To Thine Own Self be True". I wish you the very merriest of holidays and a healthy and HAPPY NEW YEAR!! Thanks for including the Linus clip, that says everything!
Sandy
www.postcardsandphotos.etsy.com

Garden Antqs Vintage said...

Charlie Brown specials are timeless. You were on my mind earlier and I meant to stop in and wish you a Merry Christmas!! Hope you have the best Christmas yet and yes I would love a wall of angels :)

Chris said...

Ohhhh how lovely are these class creations! I bet your students are tickled. Great job!

Linus! The real reason for Christmas! I love it so much gal. Thank you for your love and encouragement this year and for always. You are such a dear dear friend to me. And I'll get to hug you and talk to you in person in 2011! Definitely "woo hooooo!" Blessings and love to you this Christmas time and always.

Solem's Classic Interiors said...

A blessed Christmas to you and your family! You don’t know me (yet!) ~ we’ve never met ~ but I’ve signed up for both of your classes at AU in Phoenix in August! I’m excited to learn your techniques for etching and cold-connections in your cuff class, and I can’t wait to be inspired by your rosaries and rhinestones class! Barb

stregata said...

I have always loved the Peanuts.
Wishing you a wonderful Christmas and all the best for your new journey!

Cindy said...

Diane, your cuff is heavenly. And my, just look what your students made too! Sure would love to attend a class with YOU and learn from the pro!
Merry Christmas, dear friend. Your gift of friendship is so special to me. Looking forward to many more happy times ahead in 2011!

steufel said...

Oh my, the pieces are so awesome. And Dear Diane, I wish you and your loved ones a merry xmas and a happy and creative new year. Thxs for inspiring me the last months!

Lovey said...

Beautiful as are you Diane...and guess what? Your feature will fall on Christmas day!! on Crescendoh.com! How's that for a Christmas present from me to you! Merry Christmas my Dear Diane!

Stacie said...

I have loved watching you evolve as an artist...you are so inspiring and your taste is impeccable...have a wonderful Christmas! Here is to 2011!!!

Lori said...

Diane, the bracelets are beautiful! Sounds like a wonderful class.

Merry Christmas to you!

suziqu's thread works said...

I came to your blog via Lovey's Wonderful feature on Crescendoh.
Your creations of cuffs etc. are truely beautiful.
Wishing you a Joyful Christmas today!

Barbara Lewis said...

Merry Christmas, Diane! I want to take a class with you!

faerwillow said...

~i wish i may i wish i might...you have filled my mind with some thoughts to ponder...each piece just overflowing with beauty...i would l♥ve to be there at your class!!! warm christmas wishes and brightest blessings be with you and yours...diane...you have been nothing but a pure radiant gift in my days...i thank you greatly for your inspiring gorgeous art you come here and share...your kind heartfelt words you always leave but mainly for our friendship that has come to be...to the day ahead...may your spirit be filled with only love and good cheer...a day savoring the wondrous magical gifts this season beholds...much l♥♥♥ve light and blessings be with you always~

Suz said...

Beautiful, Diane.

Rita said...

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you, Diane! Thank you for sharing the cuff I made in your class (and I notice I still have my little black marks =) on it!), along with the rest from us very fortunate students who were there to improve our craft through your wise and excellent teaching. (For those out there who missed Diane's class and all the fun, run don't walk to the next one she teaches!) I'm looking forward to Adorn Me 2011 and your classes there! xoxo, Rita

diane cook said...

Thank you all my faithful blog friends! You all mean so very much to me =)
I would love to have each and every one of you in any of my classes!
Thank you Rita...you are a GREAT student...AND, I "fixed" those little black marks (which btw I know you took care of with with a dab of rubbing alcohol =)