Friday, March 11, 2011


Sarasota, Florida and the Florida West Coast Bead Society
What a great group of women! I just returned home on Monday. Had a bit of a busy week, so I'm a bit late on my blogging. Classes were held at the Community Center in Sarasota. We had a fabulous room.
Two walls of floor to ceiling windows gave us lots of light and great views of the grounds.

My students chose four classes. A brand new class, Sea Nymph's Treasure cuff, which I will also be teaching at the Bead&Button Show this year.
Geode Goddess. One of my favorites because it is a doll and beaded jewelry class that allows people to use their own imaginations to create a beautiful one of a kind art doll small enough to wear as a necklace. Finally one of my all time favorites, Mastering the Curl in the morning with Sculptural Beaded Bead and Parasol Earrings in the afternoon.
I am trying to learn to use my new camera and I got some pretty good pictures. I had a window
seat from Atlanta to Sarasota & back, so took a few shots from the airplane window. Look at the color of that water!
Sarasota is so beautiful! It gave me a whole new perspective on Florida. Dottie Baker picked me up at the airport and gave me a bit of a little tour of the area on the way to my lovely hostess' home. Ellen Solomans, a fabulous doll artist in her own right, took great care of me. This is one of her works in progress. She used "Curls" for the hair. Brilliant!Ellen & her husband Walter live on Siesta Key just a couple of blocks from the beach. Nice! We had a lovely walk along the beach. The sand is quartz and is so fine and white that it is famous worldwide. Love the sea grape leaf.
Thanks everyone! It was a wonderful weekend. I hope to see you all again soon.

1 comment:

  1. Glad you had a nice time. So restorative to get on the beach!