I brought along some photos of lilacs I took at the university earlier this year, and some silk ribbon that i dyed that afternoon. Here's a photo of what I was working on. There's so much more that was filled in by the end of the night. We were there for hours. : )
|a very pretty work-in-progress|
I got the dyed scrim with my last order from Meinke Toy. I have many colors, but I liked the way this looked. The grey kept the whole thing with a very soft feel. The silk ribbon is perfect for lilacs! I can't wait to show you how this is working out!
Demoing with me that night was award winning local leather artist Stan Garchinski. That's why I brought my boy. Liam got heavy into leather work last summer. I was told that Stan would be there, and that he is 'very friendly and talkative', so I figured he would enjoy the interest that my youngest boy shows in leather art.
|my boy getting a leather art lesson from Stan Garchinski|
Stan got a big red ribbon last year for a saddle he made. I think I heard him say it took 300 hours?! Wow. At the end of the night, Liam said, 'this was a great birthday night, but the best part of it was that I got to work with Stan Garchinski.' Liam won't forget tonight. Stan made an impression on him much like Rickey Lair did with his woodworking. I like that about Liam - he love to create, loves to be industrious. He would rather create than play video games (GASP!) Stan was a great teacher too. Liam learned so much! Thank you very much Mr. Garchinski! : )
|Stan & Liam. The cabinet panels behind them are Stan G's creations! W O W.|
The detail is incredible. He instructed Liam along, and Liam ended up with this! Look at the detail! It's not one single stamp. Every mark in it is from a tool. Very impressive!
After 10:00pm, my boy and I ran around out in the dark for a couple hours and enjoyed the Saskatoon Exhibition - just me and him. It's his birthday tonight. He got fireworks. At 2:19 am, he turns ten years old. (sigh) Happy birthday sweet Liam! I LOVE YOU SO MUCH. You rock.