Sunday, October 23, 2011

" ART IS YOU "

      This Was My First year At " ART IS YOU " and it was one of the best things I have ever done for my self ! ... As the Retreat Approached I Became so excited I thought I might burst..lots of things to pack , supplies for each workshop ,Clothes and Makeup...The one and only thing I forgot was my CAMERA !! oh well can't cry over spilt milk can we .. so all the pictures you are about to see I took once I got home .
      I met Tery at the hotel on Wednesday afternoon ,we unpacked the cars ,and checked in . Colleen arrived later that evening the three of us settled in for the night....
      Thursday Day one , so excited up early .. Breakfast and My first Class .. Thomas Ashman teaching "Glass journal" OMG what a cool guy.. with Thomas's help I conquered My FEAR OF FIRE  in the workshop.
   We learned to make a spine and hinges for our journal from copper.
   Thomas showed us how to anneal the copper and patina it with a torch .. oh what fun it was blasting the copper with the torch. HOT STUFF !!!
   I brought along a vintage bracelet to attach to the journal. I love the way it looks  with the purple in the cover.

A big Thank you to Thomas Ashman for teaching  this fantastic journal to us .

6 comments:

francine said...

Beautiful job Heather!!!

Heather Elizabeth Brauner said...

Thank you Francine ..I just followed the teachers directions ..

Colleen said...

I LOVE THE BOOK.. IT'S BEAUTIFUL. SO GLAD ART IS WAS SO GREAT FOR YOU!@! YOU SO "RIDICULOUSLY" COMPLETED EACH DAYS PROJECT WITH PERFECTION.. WHILE MINE STILL REMAIN IN THEIR PLASTIC BAGGIES. BUT I DID KEEP ALL OF THE WONDERFUL "TECHNIQUES" I LEARNED STORED ON MY BRAIN FOR WHEN THE IDEAS COME... HAHA

Elizabeth Parsons said...

the book looks so beautiful up close and personal...
thanks today for the doll fabric and great seeing you!! talk to you soon,
Elizabeth

Amber Dawn Inventive Soul said...

I love your projects from the retreat Heather!
I don't remember your email addy- so if you'd like to purchase anything from my Etsy shop, made of clay, leave a comment via Etsy, and I will send you the code for 50% off at checkout!

Fran said...

Heather, Love your journal.