Sunday, April 05, 2009

A Class With Stephanie Lee

I have put off blogging this class for ages because I wanted time to do something with my bits and pieces, but alas it was not meant to be.

I was lucky enough to spend two days with Stephanie, a blow torch and some other wonderful ladies. By lunch time of the first day I was in bliss, and said to my roomie, "If I go home now I will be happy with what I have learnt." Stephanie is an amazing teacher who shares of herself generously and has a wonderful positive attitude to life and learning. I appreciated her sharing about the properties of metals (a little science) and her reasons for both the ways she does things and her choice of supplies.

Just writing now takes me back to that lovely room with arched doorways looking out over grassy lawns and trees, with a river running below... all beautiful, but the buzz inside the room was even more amazing, thank you Stephanie.
I can't get enough of my babies at the moment, and photo's of them sleeping are so much easier than when they are playing chasey at full speed through the house or across the lawn!!


Dawnie said...

Beautiful creations here dear gal ...hmmmmm...might be something there to add to my JH collection ?
Love the pic of furry BLISS

kelsey said...

All your bits & pieces look wonderful Julie and I know that all the girls who did Stephanie's classes just loved them!

You can forgive your furry babies anything when they are sleeping peacefully can't you! lol

Sam Marshall said...

Hi Julie,
Your collection of bits and pieces look like a treasure trove- so many goodies!!!

Sulea said...

OMG your pieces are amazing!!! Tooo cool that you can do metal work!

Dot said...

I saw some of your beautiful pieces up close Julie and love your work.

So pleased you enjoyed your classes with Stephanie so much. I have heard nothing but good things about her.

Love the pic of two of your babies (I could just eat Archer).

Dotee xoxo

Dot said...

P.S And I know I love Ronnie much more when he is asleep than when he is pounding on my front door!

lindacreates said...

Beautiful pieces!!! I can't wait to see what you will do with them. I met Stephanie in Washington state last year and saw her beautiful jewelry up close. She is a lovely person!

Stephanie Lee said...

Oh my, Julie!! Yes, what a wonderful collection indeed! You have lots of textural goodness here to play with! I'd love to see what more you do with it all!
Thank you so much for the kind words you have shared here about the class. I'm just thrilled beyond words when someone enjoys the little bit I have to offer. You have taken all the techniques to heart, as is obvious!
Thanks for joining me on my adventures down under and for making me feel so comfortable and at ease.
Thank you thank you thank you!

dogfaeriex5 said...

i had the pleasure of having stephanie lee in my misty mawn class at artfest..i adore her and was so happy to finally meet her..she is everything and more, isnt she...your piece is awesome and cannot wait to see more from you..xo
ps..hugs to the furbabies..

Sue Smith said...

Wow! What a gorgeous collection... I'm glad I've had a glimpse of some of the loveliness you were working on in that downstairs room. Hope I get to see them in person real soon. xo

Megan P said...

wow - you were busy in that class Julie! what amazing work. It was lovely to catch up with you again and share your company. Megan x

Jacky said...

Julie they look so peaceful your fur babies... lovely photo.

Wow you were productive in Stephanies class...I loved my classes with Stephanie and would definately love to do more if she comes again!!!