Monday, September 26, 2011

Stephanie Lee is soooo down-to-earth! And part saint.

I had an amazing time at Art Is You in Petaluma, CA.  Stephanie Lee's class "Pipe Dreams" did not disappoint.
The class was packed.  Stephanie and her husband Vinnie constantly circulated about the room, instructing & encouraging.

Stephanie is so very hands-on!

And she's such a darling gal.  She signed my book, and posed for two pics of us together.  Just like BFFs!  Oh yeah.

I'm still such an amateur at soldering, but I sure felt better when most of the people at my table had a challenging time to create the "barrel component" of the pipe dream piece.  I discovered that no one just jumps out of bed one day, a master torch worker and solderer!    My finished product is wonky and a bit of a mess, but I'm so proud of it.  This old dog worked on a new trick and enjoyed expanding her skills and comfort level a bit. 

Caroline, my Christmas doll, is currently wearing my necklace.  I think it looks nice on her!

May you all have a full good week~~~Thank you for dropping by!

10 comments:

In the Light of the Moon said...

I have been waiting for this post!!!I am so happy for you and your new skills!!!! You go girl!! I love love love what you created!!!I am thrilled to hear that you loved the class and isnt she super nice.Hugs,Cat

jeanette said...

Chris, your pipe dream pendant came out beautifully! I was lucky enough to take her class last March..a great gal and amazing instructor!
Jeanette

Bear Chick said...

Looks beautiful to me! Glad you had such a good time!

Dawn said...

Nothing wrong with your necklace - it is fabulous, how great to develop with a great teacher x

Swati said...

The pendant looks goregous! And I'm so glad you had a lovely time at the class.

Riki Schumacher said...

Beautiful necklace Chris, and so great to meet you. It was a wonderful class, Steph rocks!! Hope to see you at the next one or before! Riki

Diana said...

It was great to finally meet you Chris and to put a sweet face to your name. Your pipe dreams piece turned out great. Congrats!
Hugs
Diana

urbandon (Don Pezzano) said...

Lovely necklace. What a great class.

Lori Anderson, Pretty Things said...

Love, love, love Stephanie Lee! I took a class with her this year and she is SO awesome.

Vintage Green said...

So glad to have found your blog and follow!!