I'm still flying high from a great retreat. I loved mixing fabric work with jewelry making and it was fun to have many fabric artists in the class who had the same concerns about metal, hammers and torches that I had. It rained the entire time and even snowed! But being busy indoors with beads, silk thread, crochet hooks, and silver I hardly noticed. It is nice taking a three day class and I really recommend it, one does not feel panic to learn the new technique and there is plenty of time to practice. One great thing about An Artful Journey is that the class rooms are open 24 hours a day. I stayed in my little cottage in the woods, but was only there to sleep. Most of my time was spent in the class room practicing. I was determined to get my project done and I did. Incorporating my precious pink pottery bird, that I found on the beach a few years ago. It was good to give my little bird a home at last.