This is all of us in Jackie's art studio.
This is a picture of my grandmother. She was an actress. She and my grandfather acted in vaudeville, the Mississippi River Boat, The Old Savoy Theater, and their last venue before their deaths was the Starlight Opera.
In the picture Grandma is wearing a costume for her roll in Showboat. She is also wearing the cameo broach and the coral necklace that is attached to the collage.
Prior to the class we sent Jackie a picture that we wanted to use as our focal point. She sized the pictures and printed them on fabric. She also provided us with wonderful tea-dyed canvas and other fabrics, vintage lace and lots of bling.
I think I may give it to her for Mother's day, but it's sort of a pull/tug thing. I really want to keep it for myself.
Rita gave each of us a gift bag with the supplies to create soldered letters to go on our collage. She is excellent at soldering and taught me so much about lifting the iron, holding the iron down longer and letting the solder flow. We made wonderful letter charms that ultimately spelled a word.
A beautiful collage by Rita
This is Sally's awesome collage.
Robin's gorgeous collage.
It was a small intimate group of incredibly creative ladies, which was so nice because we were able to become friendly with everyone right away.
Jackie, Rita and Sally
Rita and Kat
I fell in love with Rita Reade immediately. She is warm and engaging and also a fabulous teacher.
I was so happy to see my wonderful friends Sally Fasano,
Suzi Blu and of course, Gigi.
Robin is a lady that I recently met at Jackie's. She inspired a group of us to do a vintage rhinestone earring swap, which I'm looking forward to. It was a nice surprise to see her again.
I met Sharon and Patty for the first time, and I love that we were immediately joking and laughing like old friends.
It was a fabulous class. I love a class that allows me to spend time with friends and produce something that I really like.