|I took this photo of Kate|
during her visit!
|(Kate's photo again!)|
Anyway, Kate has been in art school and now makes wonderful drawings and paintings and sculptures! When we met in person last week, she presented me with a beautiful bird painting which promptly went on my dining room wall when I got home, just above a favorite antique chest. It's just perfect for the spot!
|It's too dark tonight to take a photo |
of the framed painting as Kate presented it.
Hopefully she won't mind that
I've "borrowed" this one from her FB page!
Kate and her daughter came to Kansas City for a knitting conference. So not only did I get to meet both of them, they also took me on a tour of the conference knitting exhibitions. Like a new jewelry-maker not knowing about art beads, I was brand new to the knitting world! I never imagined there could be so many types of yarns, so many colors, that wool could be so soft, ...or that a skein of yarn could be so expensive! But hand-made, hand-dyed, hand-spun is art too! It's beautiful and well worth it! I had a great day that Saturday and hope they did too!
|Tanya's entry & photo|
On the Tuesday following, I met up with my friend, Tanya Goodwin, author of the blog, "A Work in Progress." (By the way, Tanya just hosted her first blog hop and it was a hit! If you missed my last blog post visit Tanya's blog to see all the wonderful entries featuring Shibori Ribbon!)
Tanya and I have done several craft fair events together and this day we spent some time eating and chatting and planning what events we might like to do this year! We discussed the pros and cons and expenses and challenges and rewards of doing outdoor events! (That gave us a lot to think about!)
Tanya was wearing the most gorgeous jewelry, all made by her own hands. Her necklace included a wonderful pendant made by Staci Louise Smith's SLArtisanAccents store. (The envy that inspired!) She also had on earrings with components from yours truly and an amazing chain maille bracelet! All pieces were in a luscious shade of purple! I wish I had taken a photo of Tanya that day, but alas, I didn't take the camera...
yep swiping photos again!
Valorie had invited me to dinner and a meeting with the Kansas City Polymer Clay Guild, where I made even more new friends! They were a delightful, talented group of artists and it was wonderful to meet with them. Though the meetings are on a night when I usually work, I hope I can attend again in the future! (Did I take my camera? Of course not! But trust me, we were there!)
I had such a great time meeting with jewelry friends last week, and I hope I have a chance to meet more of you in the future!
Photo credits go to the following:
Sorry and thank you!