Shadowboxes. I'm so glad I chose this project for the second day's class. Titled "Snippets of Home", it was intensely creative, but relaxed and well-suited for a second day of crafting.
We began with a stack of randomly shaped cigar boxes. Each was engineered and altered to create "rooms" for small objects and decorations. We added pockets and handmade felt embellishments. And beautiful details.
Some talented students with mad skills! Apparently, it's too much for me to teach and snap photos at the same time- always disappointed that there isn't more in the camera when I get home. Some stunners got away without a photo.
In the second classroom, Kathy Curotto taught a happy, busy class in papercrafting (following the first day's fantastic canvas bag class) with an array of materials and projects to take on. Amy made this one-of-a-kind carousel from bits she rummaged from the stash pile.
And then she gave it to Mary ....
because it was her birthday that very day- for real! More cake, goodie bags, book signings, laughs. And lingering good-byes.
Such a memorable weekend! I enjoyed everything about it and felt so lucky to have been there with so many kind and inspired students, with Mary and Barbara and Kathy.
They hope to repeat this event for November and the holidays. Another Breit Idea!