A couple of days after the funeral I attended Creative Soul Retreat, not far from home and took four classes from the wonderfully talented Susan Lenart Kazmer, this certainly took my mind off things for awhile. I also taught at one of the night classes. All I can say is if you're interested in making jewellery and get a chance to take a class from SLK, it's more than worth it. She's a fabulous teacher and soooo generous with her techniques and ideas. Her lovely sister Cheri was her assistant so we all had a ball. I'm still working on my projects so will show them at a later date.
Our own Judy Wilkenfeld was teaching too.
Laurie Mika and Jan Harris also came out from the US to teach. They are both fabulous ladies, their students work was amazing. I didn't manage to get a photo with Jan but was lucky enough to sit next to her at lunch on one of the days. She makes beautiful silver jewellery and was very interesting, I really enjoyed our conversation.
It was great to catch up with some of the ladies I'd met at past retreats and also to meet new ones from all over the country. A big thanks to Bevlea Ross and her helpers Eva and Lucy for making it all possible.
I'll post some art soon.