I just got back from Oregon where I took a class with Lisa Kaus. I've always admired Lisa's work so I was very excited to get to work with her in her studio. I loved the techniques that Lisa taught us and I was inspired to bring "play" into my own work. I finished the two pieces that Lisa designed and tonight completed this piece. My dear friend Suzy has a mom that is turning 80!!! I've never met Suzy's mom but feel as if I know her through Suzy. They are throwing her a big birthday bash "Suzy style" (Suzy, by the way is one of the best chefs I know! :). Here is my tribute to 80 year Jeanne Palmie who is turning 80. It was inspired by this picture of her which adorned her birthday party invitations and it's done up a la Lisa Kaus!!!