Since you asked:

"Therefore, to be possess'd with double pomp, to guard a title that was rich before, to gild refined gold, to paint the lily,
to throw a perfume on the violet, to smooth the ice, or add another hue unto the rainbow, or with taper-light
to seek the beauteous eye of heaven to garnish, is wasteful and ridiculous excess."

~William Shakespeare,
ca. 1595

Yup, that's us.

February 09, 2009

Valentine Vixens at Lily!

The Valentine Vixen's landed at Lily on Sunday and here are two of the suspects right here...two of my favorite people, and I got to spend the day with them! I'm a lucky girl! (I'm clapping my hands right now, Dede, and I know you're laughing!).

Look at this lovely hand-painted box that a friend of Christine's gave her....beautiful pale and soft colors of tole-painted roses all over, and a base of soft aqua...

Almost better than the roses...all this delicious silk ribbon!

Here is Joann Bradley working on taping up her first reliquary. This was Joann's first class with us and we loved having her there...
A rapt and attentive group of students listens to Christine...

Christine pulling wonderful things out of her magic ribbon box...

...and some of the class soldering outside in the courtyard. We're so lucky to have such a lovely place to work. Even though sometimes cold and rainy that day, we were snug under the tiled roof outside the door...

The fruits of labor...a reliquary in progress, laden with images, tiny snippets of flowers, rhinestones, feathers and findings.

6 comments:

The Pink Bird House said...

Nancy dear, I have a "Beautiful Blog Award" waiting for you! I think your blog is just wonderful! Love, Debby

dede warren said...

I'm going to start wearing a disguise whenever you're around with that camera, akkkk!!!

BUT I loved Christine's class, and spending the day in your little haven. Wasn't it great with the rain pouring down outside, and us toasty warm creating our vixens!?

Kathy said...

Just lovely Nancy....wish I could have been there instead of stuck at home with a sore throat!

Sweet Remembrance said...

Looks like it was a wonderful class!
i will def have to attend some sometime!
Priscilla

dollybelle said...

Thanks for the great post miss Nancy! You are the real Vixen!!
xoxo
Christine

Lisa Gatz said...

Looks like a great time! And the store is Lovely!!

I'm in central california: maybe I'll make it down when I'm teaching in the area.