Weekly Quote

Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive.---C. S. Lewis

Monday, August 2, 2010

Weekend in San Diego

This weekend I was in San Diego teaching at Bead Gallery.  Bead Gallery is a wonderful store with an equally wonderful proprietor, Dolores, and staff. The store is packed with beads and tools, and handmade jewelry!

My first class was on Friday evening.  Lidia joined me for an evening of earring designing, unfortunately I did not get pictures of this class.  Lidia is fairly new to wire work but she did a great job and I look forward to seeing more of her work.

My second class was all day Saturday and three ladies: Janet, Roma and Jacqueline, joined me for an adventure in rivetting. The Riveted Heart class is a fairly technique intensive class but these riveters were very enthuasitic and their excitment was contagious.

Jacquline's Project:


Roma's Project:


Janet got away before I thought about taking pictures.  Darn!

I mixed pleasure with business and spent the off time with my sister-in-law and her family.  On Sunday we took a couple of her horses to Cuyamaca for a trail ride.  This is my trusty borrowed steed--Chico.  He is an elderly Azteca, gentle and surefooted.

I took this picture with my cellphone; it was terrible quality.
This prompted me to do a little experimenting with some of the features in Photoshop Elements.
 I like the results.

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