Saturday, August 13, 2011

Art Unraveled 2011

 Deryn, Maija, =) and Diana
Manager's Reception at Art Unraveled
August 4, 2011
I am still trying to land with both feet on the ground after the six days I spent in Phoenix 
at Art Unraveled.
We ate good food with great new (and not so new) friends.
 Diana Frey, JoAnnA Periotti, Pat Soenke, Renee Troy, Serena Barton, Pam Carriker and =)
The Mission in Scottsdale, Arizona
August 3, 2011
Thanks to my dh who safely drove us to Phoenix and back.
We traveled a total of 2,400 miles!
The next day I took a doll class with JoAnnA Periotti,
a wonderful artist and great new friend.
She was go gracious to have me in her home for one very full day.
And even though she isn't completely finished
(as I am still in the process of unpacking)
I am totally in love with her! 
She's still a little "under dressed", 
but as soon as I can, I will finish her, give her a name, and share her
"coming out" with you!
(BTW...I finished her yesterday...and all my supplies are back in their respective places~YEA!)
I think you will love her as much as I do.  She has quite a story to tell.
You will meet her in my next post =)
So onto the reason I was in Phoenix.  And that was to teach two classes!
On Friday I taught my Rhinestones & Rosaries class.
It was just the right size.  I actually prefer a class with about 10 students.
I had the most beautiful group of ladies in my class.
 Mary Ryan, Marbie Burnette, =) and Barb Solem

 =) and Jo Stone 
As did Jo, who also finished her piece in class.
She had brought along a beautiful vintage timepiece that was her mother's.  
It had stopped keeping time and she wanted the "works" to show.
Isn't it beautiful?
Great job Jo!
 The ladies worked tirelessly on mastering new techniques.
Look at that wire wrapping! 
Very nice work Viki!
On Saturday was the vendor event.  
It was high energy as the ladies began lining up at the door to get in way before it opened. I choose to sit this time out as a "newbie", just to see how it worked.
Glad I did, as I had a great time helping my friend, Deryn.
I did walk across the isle to visit with Daniel Essig, who came along to eat dinner with us each evening.  Quite the unassuming type with a super dry sense of humor.
He taught six classes while in Phoenix!
I picked out one of his tiny Window Samplers to bring home with me.
Love the tiny gem tintype on back.
I first saw his work when I took a class with my friend, Stephanie Rubiano.
She has (what he told me), one of his favorite pieces sitting in her home.
An amazing piece of art! 
(Found in my picture archives date June, 2009).
Deryn, Ronnie, Ned, Daniel, =) and Diana 
Sunday was another class day, Words of Inspiration.
I really like this class, as it is ALL metal.
I had another "just right" class size, which I do believe worked out great for me
AND the students.
 Maija and =)
Maija called us the "sexy water girls"
Don't drink the ART WATER
 Martha & Deb
And here are their cuffs!



Chris said...

Wow! What an amazing time! From the doll-making (look forward to the post on this darling) to the artist's time to the lovely students and classes~~What a fun journey! And Allen is a peach~~We are so lucky for great hubbies.
Thank you Diane for sharing this adventure. It was so fun to peek in~~And as usual, your photos are amazing. Loveliness!

Jen Crossley said...

What a amazing time you had love seeing all the photos.Your students are very lucky indeed.I love Davids work as well.One day we will meet.

Leslie Todd said...

Thanks for sharing your classes--both the one you took and the ones you taught--with us. I love seeing the photos and the student work. I hadn't seen any of Daniel Essig's work before and it is wonderful.

Suz said...

Love that Maija girl n the first photo. The other three are my rock stars that I hope to meet some day...haahaa!

Those bracelets...oh, my gosh, Diane. You are growing and cooking! Just marvelous pieces!!!

Bug hugs,

Diana said...

It is very evident that everyone had a great time in your classes, Diane...and it is no are such a talented instructor. Love your doll...look forward to meeting her when you are ready to introduce us. So enjoyed seeing both you and Allen at AU...can't wait til our next meeting.

Debbie said...

Sounds like you had a great time in Phenix. How lucky are those ladies to be able to attend a class being taught by you. I love all the finished cuffs, they are amazing!!
Glad you and hubby are home safe and sound, be well!!

Jenny @ Faith + Pearl said...

Oh wow! Love Love Love the cuffs!! And the little doll you created is just as sweet as can be. Thank you for sharing your beautiful pictures and recap of Art Unraveled. Looks like yall had an amazing time :)


Daryl said...

What a wonderful post .. and everyone who attended went home with some truly creative/lovely new jewelry

In the Light of the Moon said...

So many wonderful moments to treasure deep inside your heart.And all that yummy art...Oooh just delicious!!Thank you for sharing it all..Hugs,Cat

Esther said...

wow!!! what a travel!! lot of beautiful pictures for us!! thanks !

Anonymous said...

Oh I love JoAnnA's dolls too! She has made TWO queen dolls for me and I am taking her online class this month. She does gorgeous work, so I can see why you two have a lot in common! Glad you enjoyed Phoenix, but be sure to rest up for Houston when I will be in your classes!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Hi new friend, What a lovely blog post. Brings me back. It truly was a blessing meeting you and Allen. I can't wait til we meet again. Your cuffs are just amazing. I'm kicking myself for not taking your class. Had so much fun having you to my studio. Two girls playing with dolls. Can't get better than that.
xo jo

Andrea said...

Oh!!!! How I wish I didn't have to work and could attend one of these great events!! Reading your posts always makes my mouth water like a kid in a candy store! So many great classes and wonderful people to meet!!

martha brown said...

It was wonderful taking a class from you! I am SO HAPPY with my cuff! I hope that you are proposing a class for next year's AU!

Frank Zweegers said...

Looks fun!

your dd, mel said...

=) are beautiful! *wink* So is your art ... and your posts!! Xo.

Renee Troy said...

These cuffs are amazing! I need to take your class. That's all there is to it!