Zen and the Art of Coloring

$18.95 on Lulu

My very artistic sister-in-law, Sue, has just come out with an Adult Coloring Book!

Coloring has been around for ages. Not just for children anymore, adults are now re-learning the benefits of sitting down with crayons or markers and spending quiet time coloring. As relaxing as it can be physically, it doesn't always relax the mind, because as adults we have learned to replay our thoughts on a continuous loop. This coloring book journal was made to help you get out of your own head when you sit down to color. Included with the pages to color are suggestions that can help re-channel your thoughts to maximize the mental benefits of coloring.  Paperback. 138 pages.

Enameling Jewelry Workshop in San Francisco

Make Your Own Colorful Enamel Earrings or Necklace
Iris Willow is now offering private enameling jewelry workshops in her studio in the Mission district of San Francisco.  In her workshop, you’ll learn how to fuse colored glass to copper to create a colorful custom necklace or earrings.

Iris will demonstrate each of the steps of the kiln-fired enameling process and then you will have the opportunity to try it yourself, selecting your own jewelry shape, jewelry enamel colors and jewelry design and then kiln-firing and finishing your necklace or earrings.  Iris will provide several example designs to give you ideas on what you can make.  You’re welcome to make one of her designs or come up with your own using the materials provided.  You’ll take home an enameled pendant necklace or enameled dangle earrings in the colors and shape you select.

$120 for a one-on-one workshop
$100/ each for 2 people
$80/ each for 3 people
$65/ each for 4 people