Marching To The Table

Connie Fox Pins

Connie Fox Pins

Well, the Lord knows I do love comfort food. Warm whole grain bread, pasta in almost any form, homemade pie, and on and on. I am sure you are not particularly interested in my food preferences, let alone food addictions, so I will write about the Yuma Symposium instead.

“The Yuma Symposium is comfort food for hungry artists”. This description, taken from their home page, so aptly describes the experience of partaking in this delicious feast of artistic inspiration and information. I am heading for Yuma tomorrow and hope to send you a bit or two of what is going on. Just in case you want to zip right to the source…

This is my fourth year at the Yuma Symposium, and each time there are delightful surprises that were unforeseen. I think that may be a redundant sentence.. Two years ago I wandered into a workshop by Michael Dale Bernard on powder coating. I wasn’t particularly interested in the process but thought it was worth a look-see. After a couple of hours of one of the best presenters I have ever heard, I was ready to buy my setup and powder coat all shiny objects in sight. Just last week I was thinking powder coat – hmm,
maybe I just need to make the leap. If you get a chance check out Michael’s You Tube video at You can skip the ad – see lower right hand side of the screen.

A delightful tradition of the YS is the pin exchange at Lute’s Casino. Above you see some of the pins I made to trade for other’s work. In general, to get one, you have to give one – and besides, this is a great excuse to play in the studio!

I hope to send some juicy tidbits until you too can sit down at the Yuma feast.


All images and text are ©Copyright 2010-2013 Connie Fox except where indicated. All rights reserved.

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  1. Kathy and Jeri, glad you like the pins – I am very happy how the pins turned out. When I first started with enameling I thought it was great fun. But when I tried to do something beyond the basics I grew frustrated and doubtful I would ever succeed. I almost gave my enamels away at one point. In the last 6 months enamel started talking to me, and now I am so happy with the results.

  2. Kathy Oxford

     /  February 22, 2013

    Oh my gosh Connie—the pin patterns/color, the pin patterns/color! Can’t wait for class and very much hope your tummy is full when you come home. Please say hello to my friend Sharon T. Looking forward to your posts from AZ. Kathy O.

  3. Jeri Nolfi Brown

     /  February 21, 2013

    I love your pins! The youtube video was very informative. Thanks!

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