Tuesday, June 22, 2010

WOW! What a weekend

Deryn's journal.
She uses it to keep her notes,
and pictures of her jewelry ideas.
Oh my goodness! What a weekend I just had. I'm still feeling the excitement inside my body. It is like blowing up a balloon....bigger...bigger....bigger and then anticipating the POP! I think I'm going to POP!

I could tell you the best part of the weekend was that I took Friday off from the desk-in-town. But it wasn't. I could tell you the best part of the weekend was seeing my friend Deryn's Planning and Plotting journal for her beautiful jewelry. But it wasn't. The best part of the weekend was welcoming my friend to my studio where we Played ART Together. Yes, the weekend was to be about planning and plotting. However, after making that silly little video in the next post down, the excitement took over. We couldn't stop ourselves. You know how it is. You want something and you want it NOW.

That is what it felt like.

We have to start NOW!

We did.

We didn't expect to get past the planning stage of our great collaboration adventure. But you know how I believe, "nothing ever happens before it is time and one thing leads to another". We felt some little nudges from the universe and we felt our own excitement building and we knew...It is time!
Maybe you have guessed that yes we are going to collaborate on an out-of-this-world, blow-your-socks-off, over-the-moon, jewelry and mixed media on-line workshop that will be presented at my All Norah'S ART Ning site. We have already set up the group. Oh, but I'm getting ahead of myself.

Deryn showed up with her full bag of tricks and tools and supplies. We proceeded to begin the video process of our collaboration. We've already videoed hours of lessons and I'm telling you it really really is going to blow-your-socks-off. Before she left, I took a picture of her taking a picture of my bezel.

photo of and by Sharon Tomlinson
Just a little history, the next day after attending a workshop that Deryn presented in College Station, about an hour down the road from me, I came home so excited about learning a new way to use my images. I played and experimented pouring the Ice Resin that I had just learned about. The above is the front of one of my experiments and the picture below is the back side.
photo of and by Sharon Tomlinson
The images are from my Castle Tower series from exactly one year ago.
Hence, the name of the class is, Of Towers and Turrets.
We don't mean to keep you hanging. And we won't. We will be prepared later in this week to give you more more more of the details.
If this post seems a little disjointed, it's just my excitement. I think I am going to POP!
♥ Sharon


  1. Whoo hoo!! So glad we could let a little of the excitement out! xxoo

  2. Very cool! I know that feeling and you just can't beat it(O:

  3. I am getting excited just looking at your pictures Sharon....LOL!

  4. This bursting thing keeps me from taking a deep breath. What you and Deryn did looks like so much fun, and so exciting. I keep thinking of all my little crops.
    You know, the little crops.

  5. I love everything you do. I would love to join this group when the time comes. I am in the middle of a major re-position of possessions :) (a move) So needless to say my art life is on hold until after September. But I am making a list...

  6. Sahron,
    Love your inspiration and goals.
    I am on the bloghopping list and I have had one on my site, but it must be posted as a post otherwise you can not see the end page. I tried to link mine once again.. and "no can do"..

  7. I can't for the class to begin! I've been wanting to learn how to make jewelry out of my art. Yah!

  8. Creative and inspiring. So exciting to be able to do that and the class looks great as always. x

  9. ACKKKK!!!! Details, details, details, I can't wait for those details! I'm sooooo over-the-top excited about this class :)

  10. Can't wait to hear more...

    The fundraiser book sold for $1,009 today. Thank you so much for your wonderful contribution...

  11. wow. I hope I can do something in this class. I have NO CONFIDENCE making any jewellery. Please have an easy start. Plus do we need expensive equipment? tools?

  12. daleparkerstudio.blogspot.comJuly 20, 2010 6:06 PM

    I am a mixed media artist and jeweler so I am excited to see what this class entails. You've got my attention! The piece Deryn is photographing is beautiful.