Tuesday, March 10, 2009

My Muse

Tomorrow I will begin three days of classes I signed up to take at Bead Fest. The first will be a Metal Clay class with Susan Lewis. Friday will be the Rings, Relics and Prong Settings class with Susan Lenart Kazmer; that afternoon a Basic Fusing class with Liz Jones. Saturday I will finish with Sherri Haab, as I take Image Transfers & Color on Metal Clay.
Today we walked around the historic square, taking in all the sights & sounds of downtown Santa Fe, which included visiting the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum. I also went into Mama's Minerals, a cool little bead shop; as well as a great stamp shop called StampaFe Art Stamps. They had a great selection of Frida stamps!
I have alot of photos that I have taken along the road on our way to Santa Fe, and will share them with you when I return home. We have traveled almost 1,300 miles on this trip, and it has been a blast.
Last night I added a soldered charm of my little muse to my Bead Fest necklace. She is always with me. I've told you before, her picture sits on my desk in my work space at home. If I believed in good luck, she would be my lucky charm. But, I don't. I do believe in blessings, and this trip is one for me. My little muse is just along for the ride.
I look forward to the new techniques I will be learning on this trip, and pray I will always be a teachable student. I will share all the details when I get home, you can be sure!


beautifullybrokenme said...

Diane -

I can't wait to hear about your classes - they sound amazing! I sure wish I could be up there at the bead show, but maybe next year...

Have a wonderful time, and enjoy your time with your hubby -

:-) Molly

Fanciful Expressions said...

Oh, it sounds like you're having a great time. Hope you learn a lot from such talented teachers. Looking forward to your pictures.

Carolyn :o)

Tina(Taken over by her daughter, Nicole) said...

Have fun!! I enjoyed the O'Keefe museum when we were out there! That was my one request on the whole trip was to go there..inspiring!

pam q said...

Can't wait to hear about all your adventures and classes! And see all your pictures of places and treasures! I will be attending vicariously through you---anxious to see what all "we" did!

Beth said...

oh diane , what a wonderful time !! i just love love Susan she is amazing !
anyways have a blast and be sure to fill us in when you return - I just love your muse pendant !!

Stephani Gorman said...

Oh you lucky girl! Sounds like a action packed few days. Have a great time! Hugs, Stephani

Anonymous said...

Hi, I recently found your blog and love to visit...it's such an inspriation! Your badge necklace is so pretty...and your "muse"...is the little girl someone you know or from a vintage picture? Have fun at the classes!!

Kim said...

I recently discovered your blog through a post of Diana Frey's and am really enjoying it - hope you have lots of fun in class , and remember everything , lol.

Deborah Truesdell said...


I can't wait to see what you create after you have taken these classes! I know we are all going to be blown away! Enjoy your trip and the learning environment. Thanks for your recent post on my blog, I felt the hug from you!

Hugs to you,

Anonymous said...

Sounds like you had a blast I would love to hear more:):)


My Art and My Soul said...

Can't wait to hear more about your adventures. I wish I'd met you in Santa Fe. I was there also and took Tracy Stanley's Cold Connections Class. Also, met and visited with Susan - she is such a delight. Next year we need to meet and share a bit of time together. Sally