Sunday, January 11, 2009

fun / relaxation


solo post - L
Evee spent much of her day outside - even in the rain. I guess she likes the new raincoat she got for Christmas. Kodi on the other hand enjoyed her day in the house - snug and warm.
I had a great weekend - maybe I could say it was a jump start weekend - I was creative, away from the computer and camera, AND I tried something new. I didn't leave the house all weekend until tonight - always makes the weekend seem longer to me when there is no running around I have to do. I enjoyed keeping the fire going, reading and drinking hot tea, working on my painting, catching up on your blog-posts, a little walk in the rain, but most importantly I started something exciting and new for my weekends. I'm taking metalsmithing at our local art center on Sunday nights. My boss told me about it and I decided back in November that I would sign up for the January thru March session - a great way to start the new year. It's kinda cool that I can enjoy doing something like this with my boss. We had a lot of fun and I'm excited to make some neat jewelry. Tonight was an overall safety lesson (there is extreme heat involved) then we started making a simple copper bracelet. I had expected that I would have something to show you tonight, but we ran out of time before I finished mine. Personally I think there are too many people in the class and it will be hard to get the use of all the equipment - namely torches. We'll see. Next week I hope to have something I will be proud to wear.

I hope T will get back in the groove soon. Though I'm afraid I may not be able to expect but a couple of post from her a week.

5 comments:

Char said...

how exciting - the class sounds like a lot of fun, I would love to do that. can't wait to see the results.

Elizabeth said...

the class sounds like a lot of fun! I've always thought it would be neat to take a class where you made jewelry - and then could enjoy the fruits of your labors. :)

ELK said...

the class will probably thin out after a couple...sounds very exciting

rain ~fire...dog~cat...love it!

have a great monday, L.

Gayle said...

Evee looks so cute with the stick in her mouth and Kodi looks totally cozy and warm. How cool that you are learning metalsmithing. I can't wait to see what you make!

Georgia B. said...

oh, goodness! so cute! i want a dog or cat so badly. everyone i know has pets. it's my turn! :)

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