I think I mentioned in my last post that I have been making more time to spend in the studio lately.
One of my latest obsessions have been bottles. Now I know that they have been out there for quite a while, and I fell in love with them from the first time I saw them. I knew that someday I would make some but until my trip to Round Top last Spring, I just didn't have the supplies I needed to make them they way I wanted to.
Well, I finally got around to making them and have been going crazy!!! I'm using lace and music sheets and old books, wax and wire and solder, old jewelry and doorknobs....
a frozen charlotte I got from my buddy Charlene, and even a piece of coral I got when I was a kid. It's been fun playing around with each bottle and letting the shape of the bottle dictate the style and materials I used.
Some I like better than others, but all of them have taught me what I like and don't like and what techniques work the best. I do have a tendency to go whole hog with a project or technique and then get that "been there, done that" attitude. I hope I don't do that with my bottles. I have so much fun making them and think a whole collection would be fabulous!
Wednesday I am getting a break from our heat and headed to St. Paul Minnesota where the temps will be in the high 60's!! (Heaven)
I am going to be participating in The Creative Connection Event for the second year and I can't wait!! Last year was so much fun and this year I will be speaking on a panel all about Creating an Event.
I'm excited and nervous because I haven't spoken in front of a large group of people since my days of public speaking and Theater in High School! (many, many years ago.) I will also have a booth in the Marketplace for the Where Bloggers Create party and will be showing a video of some of my favorite studios from this years party.
If you are in the Twin Cities area (or even if you're not) I hope you will come and check it out. Even if you aren't attending the event, the Marketplace will be open on Friday and Saturday and will be filled with wonderful vendors to shop from. The Junk Bonanza is also that weekend so you could get two great shopping experiences in one weekend!!