Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Ceramic Hearts Garland Workshop with Natalie Thomas

The Encaustics with Lisa Freeman workshop is filled and enrollment is now closed. That's not the end of the world though, you can join Natalie Thomas in the Ceramic Heart Garland workshop.
Two Sunday afternoons: 
January 22 and January 29, 1:00-3:00

This two-session workshop allows you to make textured ceramic heart shapes in the first session. Natalie will fire them in between and bring your pieces back for the second session for you to color and assemble into a beaded heart garland that will be perfect decoration for Valentine’s Day but also throughout the entire year.
Go to peaceinmygarden.com for more info and to enroll.

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

THREE WORKSHOPS FEATURE GUEST ARTISTS


 You'll find a diverse line-up of creative workshop activities for yourself, your family and friends or make it a party! These are great things to do with a group or club too. Designed to be more arty than crafty, these experiences will nurture the creativity of kids and adults alike. Three of the workshops will be lead by guest artists:
Natalie Thomas: Ceramic Heart Garland
Lisa Freeman: Encaustic Hearts Painting
Karen Skillett: Block Print Wall Art
Check them out at peaceinmygarden.com


WINTER CREATIVE WORKSHOPS


You'll find a diverse line-up of creative workshop activities for yourself, your family and friends or make it a party! These are great things to do with a group or club too. Designed to be more arty than crafty, these experiences will nurture the creativity of kids and adults alike. Three of the workshops will be lead by guest artists:
Natalie Thomas: Ceramic Heart Garland
Lisa Freeman: Encaustic Hearts Painting
Karen Skillett: Block Print Wall Art
Check them out at peaceinmygarden.com

Monday, November 28, 2016

CLOSING WEEKEND SPECIALS



NEW COLLECTION OF HANDMADE PAPER BOWLS

video

We have just completed a new collection of fun handmade paper bowls and you can see them this weekend at Counting Our Blessings.  We'll be open 10-5,  Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Friday, November 25, 2016

JOIN US TO MAKE A BOXWOOD JUNIPER WREATH!


Don't miss this fun opprotunity to make your own Christmas wreath for your door or above your fireplace. We'll be gather ing from 7:00 -9:00 this coming thrusday evening. You'll learn to bunch together fresh boxwood and juniper and wire into a circulare or square wreath. Add some bling if you desire and be merry! A glass of wine to go along with it can't hurt either! For more info and to enroll visit:  peaceinmygarden.com










Sunday, November 20, 2016

BAD NEWS-GOOD NEWS

Damaged Model
 Perfect Casting

This spring Dennis brought a beautifully sculpted angel which he rescued from a church in Kansas City, KS. It was one of a pair; one facing to the right of the altar and the other to the left. The one facing left was lost. He asked me to create a model of this angel and cast it in concrete. It took us most of the sumner to make the mold. I was concerned that the original might be damaged since it appeared to be painted wood. I gave it a coating of polyurethane to protect the surface and we began the mold-making process. Friday, we removed the new mold from the model. I was heart sick as the mold came off the orginal cruimbled into smithereens. It turns out this moldel was plaster over wood, not even re-enforced. So that is the bad news. The good news is that the very first cast came out in perfect condition! I am definitely counting my blessings on this project! These new angels are fulyl outdoorable since they are cast concrete and will be made to order at $95.