What a fantastic time Jen and I had in AZ. It started at the Trunk show were I bought this from DJ: and this from Deryn. I just love my pieces. Then Saturday, we started working on our canvases. Here is my first progression. Looks like crap huh? Then it went to this: Then to this: DJ is such an incredible teacher. I learned alot from her painting techniques. Even Jen learned to paint and it didn't look like the hideous Bride of Frankenstein ATC she had done a few months ago. I was pretty proud of her! There were a couple of times that she wanted to give up and I pushed her along and she finished! Sunday was Deryn's teaching time. She is so sweet. We learned how to make all kinds of curly Q's and the birds nest and little dangles. She taught us wire techniques too. Very useful. We reunited with old friends, like Rena who was at the Art Nest. And we met new ones, like Cindy, Donna, Tanya and Maija, and Bridget,Kathy, Jenny, Nelly & Angie. Every one was so nice. Each persons project turned out so different, as every body put their own spin on it. If the class ever comes open again, sign up! You won't regret it. So finally, here is my finished piece. I am happy with it. No it's not perfect, but I learned so much during this class, I will use it as a stepping off point. Can't wait to paint again!