Blog Tales

Ladybugs Lesson 2

Oh what fun we had!!!!

Today we got to embellish our beautiful ladybugs.

Marilyn Radzat, our teacher for this class,
through Gourd College Online,
is soooo great with such inspiration
and steps that are both easy and a challenge,
inviting us into new territories with material that is
so new for some of us!!!

Ulla and I get ready...

Prep

Check over all our materials... and, begin cutting...
and cutting...

Ulla, it turns out, is a mad cutting machine!

Ullacut

This is my first time ever cutting glass...I love it!

Here is one of my ladybugs with some glass to start...

Leacut

I've used the word "imagine" for my first ladybug...

Prep2

Ulla begins digging out the apoxie sculpt...

Apox

Here she is applying her first coat of beads...

Bead1

And here are mine! This was such a satisfying process
with immediate results...

Fin

Fin2

I found this part of the lesson to be very archetypal...
it was as if we were tapping into something ancient...
it felt Egyptian, or a technique from some far away land
where magic happens
and gold beads cling to your hands
like honey...

Fin3

Ulla used a different color and sized bead
to go with a rosy-gold base...


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