Barbara Lewis of Painting with Fire is the author and they had a link to her website. So click click click off I went. On her website she shares how she started and some info on where she teaches and she sells kits to get you started. There is also a ning so I can ask questions and see other peoples work.. She also has a blog and a Facebook page. So last week I started chatting with the girls and messaging back and forth with Barbara.
I did some research and decided her start up kit with the torch was a great price (along with a tutorial and the online help) So I ordered it. After the chatting I've done, I know the perfect spot to set up what I am calling my hot studio. It is in my lower level family room (a basement with a walkout). I have a wall of windows along the back and so I can get ventilation but unlike my garage I won't freeze in the winter. Also because it isn't used a lot, I have the ability to work and leave stuff kind set up and messy (yup...I am truly an artist in that way...like to see all my stuff) I also ordered a patina kit/tutorial from another source and I will need to allow that time to work and I can use my torch etc on the patinas. So having a specific spot set up will be great and do double duty.
The fun thing I learned is that Barbara was in Cincinnati at the Thompson Enamel Co. Now lucky for me, this is only 20 minutes from my house and one exit from where I work. I called them and they said ..come on down and see us. They also have a museum and classes, so it is definitely on my to do list. And next time Barbara is in town we have to get together.
On the Painting with Fire blog, a contest is listed and so since I want to win I am following the rules and posting about it so y'all can read about it too.
Laura Twiford from Souvenirs from Life is giving away these awesome double flush cutters by Swanstrom. I know they cost a pretty penny, but you get what you pay for ... or what Laura pays for! because she's giving a pair away next Wednesday to some lucky winner. Just post this giveaway to your blog, leave her a comment, and pray!
Pretty awesome flush cutters! I just hope I win!
My new cabinet has been great at helping me be creative every day and I made quite a few sales in the last week. Thanks to my fans old and new! Here are some pics of my new creations....
yes, I 've been very busy and having so much fun. I haven't listed these in my stores because I am stocking up for my show in August and a week later in September, but as always, everything is for sale! Just contact me via e mail @ Lynneathecraftyone@gmail.com.