Friday, July 8, 2011

New Orleans

I am visiting New Orleans for the first time. I am with two of my girlfriends for an art retreat with the reknowned Thomas Mann.




The class we took Thursday was entitled, "Fastenation". It was amazing. When I was listening to Thomas lecture, I was pretty lost about half way through. My head was swimming with thoughts like, "what am I nuts"? "What the heck kind of class did I sign up for"? "Joyce, do you really think you can do what he is describing"? I went back to my workstation after the lecture, looked at my pile of nuts, bolts and other pieces of metal, plexiglass and other doodads and wondered how I would pull this one off. Well, here it is . . . my creation.



I sawed metal. I drilled little holes in metal. I sawed plexiglass. I drilled holes in plexiglass. I attached things with nuts and bolts. I sanded. I created. I love it! Never in my wildest dreams did I think I would ever, or could ever enjoy making something like this. Just amazing the thrill of it all. And we still have to see New Orleans! I'm pretty much just beside myself in awe.

3 comments:

Kay said...

This looks like so much fun. I hope you're getting to eat those beignets and listening to wonderful music. Oh... I almost forgot. We fell in love with the muffuletas at the Central Grocery. It didn't taste the same at the other restaurants. Yummmm!

Sherri said...

Joyce, looks like you are having a wonderful time creating!! ENJOY!

GARAGE SALE GAL ~ Deb's Earthly Delights said...

AWESOME...you are a "DO" gal this year!
Warmly,
deb