Friday, June 12, 2009
A Weekend of Creativity Awaits
This is the cover of the February 2008 issue of Lapidary Journal's Jewelry Artists Magazine. It was the only copy of this magazine I had purchased, until I subscribed last month. The reason I bought this was because of the earrings on the cover. I wanted to explore and learn a little more about metal work too and realized that I needed to enroll in a class....ah, but where?
The time has finally come and I am enrolled in Lexi Erickson's Art Jewelry Workshop, this weekend. It is a two day workshop filled with five projects.
I met Lexi for the first time last month. She is the President of Coyote Creek Studio Arts Foundation, where I am a member artist. I wrote about this meeting in an earlier post and have to reiterate what a great person Lexi is. We had/have an immediate connection.
Lexi is founder/owner of Lexi Erickson's Designs and has a Masters degree in Jewelry Fabrication and Design. She studied at University of New Mexico and Sam Houston State University. Lexi is the past president of Pennsylvania Society of Goldsmiths and currently serves on the Board of Colorado Metalsmithing Association. She has taught private and college level jewelry design and fabrication for the past 20+ years. She's also a regular contributor to Lapidary Journal/Jewelry Artist publication.
We're coming full circle ..............
Now here is something I find really interesting....that issue of Lapidary Journal, with those Windchime Earrings on the cover...the ones that compelled me to purchase that issue....well those are Lexi's!!! When I met her last month I kept thinking I knew this name. She had told me that she was a contributing writer for Lapidary Journal. When I got home I pulled out that issue and discovered why her name was so familiar to me....it was Lexi's article, her project, her article. How cool is that???!!!!
Fate? I believe things happen for a reason. I'm looking forward to sharing my experiences from this workshop in my posts next week. Until then, happy creating all!