Sunday, December 1, 2013

Bird In A Bell Workshop & Bay Bridge Bike Ride

This weekend I had the pleasure of attending a workshop held by the wonderful artist, Nilufer Necef (Nily for short). The workshop was held in her beautiful home and we made adorable birds in a bell.
It's so much fun seeing how everyone's project turns out using the same materials. They each have their own personality and are so unique when you look at them individually.
It was fun catching up with everyone and creating in this inspiring atmosphere. Nily was so organized and generous and set up a beautiful table for us.
She also provided a delicious lunch...the food was great eye candy. It was all so delicious! 
Below are some close up shots of the birds...
It was a great way to spend the day. Thank you Nily for hosting such a wonderful workshop!

Today was also a beautiful day here in the Bay Area. It was perfect for bike riding across the new span of the Bay Bridge. We went out with our friends and had a fun time getting in some exercise.
The ride took us just one hour round trip. It's about 2 miles in each direction. 
Some spectacular views from this'll have to try this one!

Hope you had a great weekend - happy December!

1 comment:

  1. this was one of the best workshops... nily is so creative! the sculptured bird in the bell jar looks awesome. we decorated our bird w/ mica, paint, pastels, beads, feathers, rhinestone, pearls, glitter...any and everything.. she laid out everything so perfectly. when we were done, the placemat we worked on doubled as a bag to carry home our projects.

    the spread was a nice addition as well. her home is decorated so festively and delightful. everywhere you look you see a special vignette of her life and loves...all highlighted by candlelight..

    connie, you created some beautiful bell jars.. thank you for sharing the photos.

    the bike ride looks awesome too. the whole family outing onto the new bridge..what a fulfilling weekend.

    lana cano kloch