Every year it is a joy to have Diane Franklin and her daughter Olivia Delaurentis in my class! Usually I keep last names private but you are going to want to know about them! Diane was in Better Off Dead as the French foreign exchange student and a few other things in the 80's and has written a book most recently that you can find through Facebook. Her daughter is a writer, director and acts in her own short films that are witty and sound hilarious! I always like hearing about their latest adventures and seeing what creative piece of jewelry they make!
I also helped make silver fork rings for the first time ever! Crazy I know since I get asked about it all the time. It was a little challenging but the results were great!
Kim, Susan and Rhonda had their annual Christmas party with me this year instead of going out for dinner (I think that's a great trade!). Kim has made jewelry with me before so she brought a beautiful white drusy stone she wanted to use and I love how her pendant turned out! Susan and Rhonda both made beautiful rings and I think it was a memorable Christmas for all!
I've been at it again, this time painting a garden! Denise had visions of flowers for her bathroom and I was ready for the new challenge. I have a few paintings of flowers I have done around my house but this is definitely on a bigger scale! Here are some progress pictures... I ended up painting over the tulips under the trellis and starting over on them, didn't like the heaviness of it that far up the wall. More pics to come soon...