Monday, 22 June 2009

Brooch workshop

I had another wonderful group of people over for a brooch workshop last Saturday. The students never cease to amaze me, they all learn the same techniques and have the same materials to work with but their end products are all so individual. They worked in a frenzy after lunch to get their brooches finished, you could hear a pin drop at one stage when they all had heads down and fingers working. They achieved some wonderful results as you can see in the slide show. I'm sorry Joanne I didn't get a photo of your brooch, you can see Joanne's brooch if you visit her blog here.

I have to once again thank my wonderful husband for the great job he does in the kitchen, he's one very special man.





I'm now getting ready for the junk journal workshop which is on the 4th July.

I'm also teaching a stamp carving class at creative souls retreat next March, this will be on a Thursday evening as I'm booked into all of the day time workshops with Susan Lenart Kasmer. I'm so looking forward to the retreat and I get to meet the wonderful Judy Wise too.

28 comments:

Dolores said...

It looks and sounds like it was a very successful workshop. Love all the brooches.

sherry lee said...

This group of women took your technique and teaching to the max...some gorgeous work here and it's obvious how much they enjoyed it (as I'm certain you did as well!).

Candace said...

WOW. This is one of the best ever, looks to me! Thank you for sharing this with us, Ro. Can't wait to see the next art adventure you take folks on!

Beautiful work here.
Candace in Athens.

Sharon said...

What beautiful students you have. They all made wonderful jewelry.

Elizabeth said...

Fabulous creations fueled by fabulous food and inspired by a wonderfula rtist!!!

Looks like awonderful time was had by all!!
Elizabeth

Judy Wise said...

Well Judy Wise is sure looking forward to meeting the talented and wonderful Ro Bruhn too. Gosh, it's starting to seem real.

Great post; love the work as always it is outstanding. xo

Terri Kahrs said...

I'm pea-green with envy! Everyone's work is magnificent! What fun! Hugs, Terri

Pat said...

I think you're living the life I dream of...including the husband who happily cooks for a group of talented, creative artists. What a guy!

drmarty62 said...

Wonderful work Ro. Wish I lived in Melbourne

Maria said...

Looks like such a fun workshop! Love those brooches!! Wish I lived closer I would be there too :D
cheers, Maria

Jo Horswill said...

Hi Ro, looks like another great day had by all :) gorgeous brooches...

Jo Wholohan said...

looks like a fun group ro, lovely lovely work as always :)) xx

azirca said...

Gosh Ro, what a busy time you are having, your creativity must be overflowing.
The ladies attending your brooch class created some lovely pieces.
Your husband is such a gem, he's getting quite a reputation, and I mean that in a good way!

Corrine said...

What wonderful work, looks like you all had a great time. I'm green with envy about the creative soul retreat. You're doing all the classes I want to, but I just can't commit myself untl I know what next tourist season will be like. I know you'll have a brilliant time. I wish a few were held closer to home. Sigh

Kayla coo said...

Looks like you had a great time!

Kim said...

My goodness Ro you certainly have been busy these days! The pics from the brooch workshop look great. I was reading about the creative souls retreat the other day, looks wonderful, wish i was going, I'm soooo jealous, LOL!

Eva said...

Yet again Ro ... I thoroughly enjoyed your class(and Steve's cooking!). As for the other girls in the class ... well ... they made it even more enjoyable. All boxes ticked - 10/10!

Thanks again Ro ... this was the very first time I actually finished a class project ... *miracles DO happen* (lol)

Eva :-)

rivergardenstudio said...

Ro, all your student's brooches are fantastic!! I want to make one... have you ever thought of making a video on the steps? Thanks for sharing and have a beautiful day... Roxanne

Nic Hohn said...

Your students look so happy and all those beautiful creations. Well Done everyone.Hooray for you Ro!

Sam Marshall said...

Cool workshop, Ro. Love these brooches. They look fantastic.

Sue M said...

Thanks Ro for another fabulous class. I thoroughly enjoyed every minute working and having creative fun with so many lovely ladies. I've worn my brooch with pride and want to make another one soon.
I highly recommend all of Ro's classes. She is such a patient and inspiring teacher who is so generous with her time and talents. THANK YOU RO!

Tumble Fish Studio said...

Your work is exquisite and I imagine your classes are too! Someday, someday I am going to be in the right place at the right time and take one!

Jacky said...

Another wonderful Ro class...everyone looks very happy and their brooches are gorgeous. Thanks for sharing all of the photos (lovely to see a few faces I know too!)

Jacky xox

Studio Sylvia said...

Ro, another inspiring day with you. Oh and we mustn't forget the culinary delights that were offered as well.
Thank you again.
Sylvia

Pauline said...

Hi Ro,
You'd better have a look at Cake Wrecks : http://cakewrecks.blogspot.com/

because I sent them a link to your journal cake. They didn't list is as a "wreck" though - there's a once-a-week feature of really great cakes made by talented bakers.

So who did make that cake??

See ya
Pauline

Gaby Bee said...

It looks like a fun workshop! Love all these brooches, they look gorgeous!
Gaby xo

Jan said...

These are all wonderful creations. I get so much inspiration from your blog, thanks for sharing.

Jen Crossley said...

Oh Ro you have been a busy girl,Im so glad your workshops are a huge sucess and that Steve is a keeper
Jen