Sunday, May 25, 2008

Art Retreat In Melbourne

It was with a LOT of heavy strapping for my back and Pain Medication. I was set for Nina Bagley's Stone soup class at the Artist Retreat In Melbourne on Sunday. There was no way I was going to miss out on the opportunity of a Life time to go to this class.
I learnt so much from this class, although drilling holes in stone's proved a huge challenge for me never say die, LOL.
Here is the bracelet I just finished made with annealled wire.
I met up with some wonderful friends I only see once in a blue moon. My twin Debbi Baker from Western Australia, the photo below of B1 and B2 LOL.
Alice McKinney, Shirley also from WA, Jacky Williams a lovely lady, as well as the Brissie girls and The Melbourne girls, Greta, Kathy, Marg, Sue and dear Ro.
It was a wonderful time if only to brief, Nina was struggling with illness and while losing her voice we learnt some amazing things.
Thanks again Greta for putting me up at your house in my bedroom (The craft Room) and you thought I was sleeping LOL
ps Below Debbi and I


Gretz said...

You can come anytime, it ensures that I at least clear the floor of the craft room.

You are a smart ass finishing that bracelet ;-)

NessH said...

Jen I just love love love the inspiration as always..

Caroline Moore said...

Fabulous bracelet Jen - sounds like a fab time.

Sarah said...

Very nice bracelet Jen, cant wait to see it in real life.

Sam Marshall said...

Hi Jen the bracelet is gorgeous. You look like you had a blast.

wendy vecchi said...

What a wonderful bracelet. The class must have been amazing! LUCKY you!!!

Karen Cole said...

Fabulous bracelet. I can just hear you clinking away as you move your hand around.

Sorry about your back. I can't move my neck this morning and have lots of company coming over. Wish I coulod just lay still on the floor.

Hope you are feeling better by now.

Ro Bruhn said...

Hi Jen
I hope your backs on the mend. It was great to catch up again if only briefly. Thanks so much for the necklace, I've worn it too death. I haven't forgotten the glass. I love your bracelet too.

Sarah said...

Hi Jen
Thanks for you IM!! Class looks amazing love your new creations!!!
Hugs Sarah xx

azirca said...

Sorry to hear that your back is still no good Jen, I hope it gets better soon, back pain is no fun. You take care.
Aside from the pain it looks like you had a great time. Your jingly bracelet is magnificent!

Debbi Baker said...

What can I add? The bracelet is perfect!! And Nina was right - it wasn't like you needed the class! Next time we'll have more time to properly catch up I hope. Sending you healing wishes (and if they don't work anything that gets rid of pain!!)

lklight said...

Hi Jen, thanks for your comment....(do you know that the email link on your blog doesn't work?)
It was actually you who inspired me to start making jewelry. After seeing your camera piece, smile, it was all that I could think about!

Jo Wholohan said...

Hope your back is better soon Jen, nothing worse :((

This bracelet is ssooo amazing!!! Im so jealous I didnt do this class now!! So great to meet you finally if only so quickly.

lindacreates said...

Jen, your bracelet is gorgeous, no surprise! So sorry to hear that your back is still paining you. I can't imagine having mine all taped up! You look like you are having a wonderful time. Can't wait to have you hear in the USA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Musing said...

Great bracelet Jen. And no dodgy hoo like on mine!

Susan Tuttle said...

What a glorious, splendid, luxurious time!

Gorgeous bracelet!!

I hope your back is feeling better.


Carmen said...

I'm loving the wire piece!!! Wow!



Leslie said...

Beautiful job on the bracelet Jen. I don't blame you for not wanting to miss the class, but I'm sorry about your back.

Janine Davies said...

Beautiful bracelet Jen! Hope the back is improving.... xo

Linda M. Cain said...

WOW!!! You are such an inspiration!!! What can I say that hasn't been already said??? Keep up the terrific work and hope you're on the mend!
Linda Cain

Jacky said...

Your finished bracelet is beautiful.

What a wonderful experience the Art Retreat was...I was so lucky to meet you, such a talented and beautiful person.

Isnt that Nina just gorgeous! Cant wait to do another class with her.

Cindy Dean said...

Hey Jen,
I guess I should pay more attention! I just really found your blog and noticed you are a member of the MMCA. I LOVE your art. Beautiful. I will be dropping by more often!

Catherine said...

Love your bracelet!

Unknown said...

As an artist myself, I enjoy reading Philip Koch's sensitive writing about Edward Hopper and Andrew Wyeth, who along
with Whistler and Rothko, are my favorite American painters.

I don't live in the United States but have traveled and passed a short time there. But even with the little time spent
in your beautiful country, especially in small-town America, I can relate to some of the poetical feel that Hopper and
Wyeth had captured in their art, which is for me part of the attraction of their paintings.

Browsing at the other day, as I do now and then, I find a good selection of Edward Hopper's work, ,in the
big archive of Western Art, that customers can order online for canvas prints and even hand-painted, oil-painting
reproductions can be made and sent to them.

Hopper's surrealistic and depersonalized world is there again. Timeless, yes, as it is still there now in the roadside cafes
and diners that I ate at all over America.