Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Teaching at Gilding the Lily!

Well, at the encouragement of family, and many sweet friends like you :) I'm getting back to teaching. I'm so excited! This July 17th I'll be teaching a new class called a Fairy's Haven, at Gilding the Lily in Fullerton and we already have sign-ups! I'm hoping to fill the class, which I 'm thinking should only be about 7-8 students. I'll talk about how to safely deal with the tiny African peyote gourds I love to use, I'll share my knot-less netting, various other cold connection techniques and more.
It should be lots of fun. My goal is that everyone goes home with a finished piece all their own. I'm working on collecting supplies for my little kits and am taking a trip out to the Welburn Gourd Festival in Fallbrook this weekend for another stash of the unique little gourd beauties. The hunt for just the right ones are always such a big part of the fun. Oh that reminds me! If you happen to be going this weekend to the festival you have to check out my dear friend Barbara. She's a multi-talented artist, who does some fantastic work with gourds.Here's just a couple of my personal little pieces, but to really see her work check out her blog, she paints, sculpts and carves and will be offering her highly collectible, award winning wares this weekend at the Welburn Festival and did I mention that she just finished recording her first CD? Yep, she's good... :) Stop by her blog if you get a chance. Well I better be going, I've got some shortbread cookies in the oven screaming to be dunked in some leftover ganche. I'll let you know how they come out. Ciao, for now!


Lisa Loria said...

Yum!!! I want a shortbread cookie!
Those look delish!

Congrats on your class! I am teaching one on August 7th on the Bling Babies.

Are you selling at the Gourd Festival?
How cool! Good luck!

We need to schedule a playdate!

Lisa said...

I know you're busy, I've been catching up on reading and haven't posted in awhile. Great, that you're teaching your, art. As of yesterday...I love the prayer beads in the previous post, wonderful story with it.
I'll be back,

Healing Woman said...

That's a precious little gourd Bridgette. Good luck on your class and cookies! It was good to read your post this morning and see all the activities you are involved in.