Saturday, January 9, 2016

Happy New Year to all!  2016 Wow! 
Welcome to BlueAntiquities!  The year of 2015 brought a lot of good things to BlueAntiquities!
The first being teaching enameling in Raleigh NC, at the fabulous Ornamentea Bead and Craft store all year long.  It is a wonderful place to be sure. Cynthia works 24/7 to make this one of the top bead stores in NC!  Everyone there, has been a dream to work with since day one.  I have had wonderful students!  All of the artists were such fun to work with and I couldn't be happier about teaching at this venue!  I hope you will watch this years calendar, as workshops will be offered all year long,
and we will have news on upcoming boot camps! The boot camps have been a
 huge success and campers learn so much during those days!
It is amazing to see the transformation of newcomers to the torch,  fire and flame,
become comfortable and confident at enameling with the immersion technique. Each student leaves with enough knowledge to perform the process in a safe and quick manner,
with their skill level ramping up.  I see them begin to share the ideas they have stored in their mind. I know that I have so many ideas  I have yet to do with this way of enameling.  It is so wide ranging, that it makes for a wonderful art medium in the jewelry category!
Join me at Ornamentea for a workshop, or in my home studio in Greensboro, NC. Shoot me an email regarding private work shops.  I am easy to work with! Look at the home pages tabs to learn more about my private workshops.
BlueAntiquities was also published several times in 2015, of which you can also see on the top tabs on the home page.  I am so thankful to have more work in these amazing magazines among other artists! Thank you all for the support and congratulations you gave me regarding these articles!
It means so much, I cant tell you...
I am revamping things for BlueAntiquities , and while I am doing that, I am still selling my decals and my Everyday Sayings beads on Etsy. I am going through a divorce and BlueAntiquitites will be among some changes made in my life.  It is all going smoothly, and I am thankful for that.
Blessings to all of you and yours this New Year, may it bring you everything you hope for.