Friday night was a big night at Dorothy Ilene's gallery. Us artists had a blast mingling and selling our wares. I even got to meet my on-line pal, Little Indiana. THANKS to EVERYBODY for all the love and support.
The next morning, Jean and I hit the ground running with my HOJALATA ("tin work" in Spanish) workshop at the FAME fest. We had pre-schoolers up to middle schoolers stop by to learn about the history of metalwork in Mexico and make a folk art magnet like these:
I used Sizzix dies to cut out tin shapes for embossing. The kids loved the permanent markers to color in their designs. Special thanks to Secondary Metals here in town for donating the aluminum background pieces that we textured with a chasing hammer.
Then Dad had the brilliant idea of taking us girls (who'd been working hard all day!) and Aaron to Anderson to the big casino buffet for all-you-can-eat crab legs. We never turn Dad down. So fun!
On Sunday, we had a huge breakfast (because we needed more food after the buffet dinner) and then went in search for a bike for Aaron. Found one and were on the bike trail by 2 o'clock. 11 miles later, 3 movies rented, tidied up the house and this for dinner: