Tuesday, March 27, 2012

the rest of the story...

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 Coronado, 
in the weeks to come...=)


Renee Troy said...

I signed up for your cuff class, Diane. They're beautiful and I'm very excited about it. I'm looking forward to seeing you, Joanna and finally meeting Deryn.

Daryl said...

Loved reading the story behind the art ...

Kathleen Jennette said...

So inspriational and beautiful!