We have been very busy creating our own view of My Window On the World, and
all the tiny details that make each unique and personal.
Class member Karen's summer theme took us all to a beach house we wish we could visit. Inside . . .
. . . and out.
Another class member Evelyn showed a summer window. It was a combination of patriotic and with a beach theme.
Loved her use of water colors to accentuate the wood work.
So many fun details!
I went for the beach cottage look with . . .
. . . an out door shower. I have to get busy and finish my details.
Other projects we completed include both soft and paperclay pumpkins,
. . . pillows, and pansy's in bean cans . . . then
we were treated to a special project with Bay Area Artisan Aimee Ragusa
on creating mini Bonsai trees.
We started with the armature,
Amiee had a special compound, she created, to cover the wire armature and to give it the fullness of a tree truck and shape. Once the compound was dry we painted it. using various browns to create the appearance of a tree trunk in nature.
and some of the final results.
To finish the day class member Karen surprised us with a wonderful set of 4th of July candles that she made.
I want to take this opportunity to thank;
Karen for her kindness and continued generosity,
Aimee for taking the time to teach us how to create beautiful mini bonsai trees.
(Even those of us whose artistic talents are questionable but, our hearts are in it.)
To Janice, you are missed. We wish you well on you road to a full recovery.
Thank you to all of you who attend the classes.
See you next month.