"Suffering produces endurance,
and endurance produces character,
and character produces hope"
I am involved in an "Inspiration Swap" where we are to make an item using a supplied, inspiring word. This time the word is endurance or endure. I like the sound of that word! At the Creative Soul Retreat I did one class with Stephanie Lee called The Chain Gang. We learnt to make bezels and also 3 different forms of chain. Unfortunately my bezel hasn't appeared since I got back from Melbourne but here is a pic of my chain. As you can see I really liked making the round ones with the 'globs' which you could either hammer flat or leave as globs!
On the last day of The Creative Soul Retreat I did DJ Pettit's collage class and I thoroughly enjoyed it and also the fact that I was sitting next to Lucy, with whom I hadn't had the chance to talk to. I think we chatted more than we worked at some stages - we discussed all sorts of things including France and our hopes of visiting there next year - and then after awhile she just disappeared into thin air! But I know she was one of the helpers in setting the retreat up so she would have been away doing things... and not the fact that I had bored her silly!!
I showed cherub #2 this pic that I made in DJ's class - (it is a different technique to what you may have seen on some of the Face Painting Classes). I haven't finished it yet as I can't get the lid off my Indian Ink and I want to decorate the base board a bit more. Cherub told me "Mum you should be really proud of yourself, it is good enough to go into The Louvre"!!!! I don't care if it isn't as good as it should be, the praise and admiration I got from him is enough for me..........at what age do they stop liking what their mother's make????