Thursday, November 29, 2007
Amazing gal, I'm tellin ya.........
oh, and sorry for all the yelling, lol.
This is something I played around with tonight. For some reason, I felt like doing a digi collage. I used my ephemera and different pics I've picked up to create it. I'm a big fan of "ghostly" and misty-type collages, so I almost always end up with something soft and a little out of focus. Seems more romantic and luring, I guess, lol. Anyhoo, I think it might be time to hit the hay......my eyes are starting to burn, which can't be a good sign, rofl.
Wednesday, November 28, 2007
If all goes well, I will be planning a workshop retreat and one of the places I think would be absolutley fab for it is Trout Lodge. The facility is just amazing and I love the emphasis they put on single parenting. It's run by the YMCA and at special times, they offer super-low discount rates for single parents and their families. They offer scrapbooking retreats and such and do really good on them, the scrapbooking class is already sold out!! So, I will be calling later today or tomorrow to see about reserving a special "Mixed Medium Divas" retreat workshop! It will be one of my dreams come true!
Tuesday, November 27, 2007
This is my example piece for a new class I have coming up at Micheal's. I used a ton of different techniques and mediums and was quite sure Michelle, my event coordinator, would flip a gasket once she saw my material list, lol. But, she didn't.......in fact, out of all the classes I had lined up for the month, this was her favorite. My canvas is 18x24, but the students will do a 16x20. I have really high hopes about this class. I think it will spur a whole "mixed media" brigade within the class-goers. It's something they've never done before in this area, a class where.....there are no rules. Can't get much better than that, lol!
Wednesday, November 21, 2007
They launch in a month or so and are internationally recognized, so if you're an artist of any type, go check it out!
Sunday, November 18, 2007
The start of a mixed media piece that I think will be the catalyst for some new classes for the crafty kids at Micheal's. Really, I can't think o fmore fun than to sit in a room with a bunch of kids and tell them the only rule here is to make a mess......lol. My event cooridinator wanted something different and fresh and I have to say that a mixed media class for kids is the best way to go (at least here). In this area, they've classed ornaments and little "cutesy" projects to death....I think it might be time to introduce the "darker" side of scrapbooking, lol. This is not to say that I don't love the "cutesy" projects, but I was asked to do something different and I think this will be just the ticket........wooohoooooo. LOL
Tuesday, November 13, 2007
Sunday, November 11, 2007
I'm not quite done with it yet, I still have the back to do and some other little trinkets to add. I'm thinking this might be something for a submission somewhere......
And let me share a little something special about the piece that really spurred the whole thing.....do you see underneath the woman....can you read the words? If you can't....they say, "FREE SOUL". I was watching Saving Grace the other night and the said something on the episode that really struck a chord with me. If any of you watch the show, you know Grace has some serious issues.....not all of them I can relate to, but some I can......like being unorgamized, ignoring family phone calls....etc.
Anyhoo, most everyone who knows Grace (particularly her family) thinks she needs to grow up or be more of an "adult" I guess you could say...or maybe "get her shit togther"....whichever you prefer.......be that as it may.......during the episode she asks her "G-pa" why he never tried to change her that way everyone else did, why he never got on her about the things she did and didn't do....and this is what he said......."Because you're a free soul and you're going to do what you want no matter who yells at you."
Well said.....and how wonderfully put.
Thursday, November 8, 2007
Wednesday, November 7, 2007
Tuesday, November 6, 2007
Monday, November 5, 2007
Here is the brand new studio space in progress. It's in the basement, and I know I won't particularly care for the "dungeon" atmosphere, but at least it's space and it will be my own. Before, I had everything stacked and crammed into my bedroom. Getting clothes every morning was a chore since there were about 10 rubbermaid containers full of my stuff blocking the way. I think my back will be thankful it doesn't have to move and then move again those heavy containers. The wine glass looking container thing in the middle is my favorite aspect. My fiance gave it to me (can't remember what for) and it was full of flowers. It was pretty neat looking. But, I've decided it will be my glistening catch-all for little trinkets and pretty supplies that I like to look at and keep in the open.
My fiance jokes that he knows no other person that looks at everything as either a new project or something to store stuff in for other new projects. I told him that was because I was the only artist he knew, lol. I'm excited about this new space, though overwhelmed with finally having my own "domain". I've always sat on my bed, lol. So, this should be a new adventure for me. When I get the goodies all set up, next will come my radio and TV. Gots to have some noise most of the time!!!!
What do you think about the box? I love the whimsy of it. I'm thinking I might include it in a goodie package that I'm planning on sending a new friend of mine. I'm having a hard time getting my pics any better. I think I might have to break donw and buy a great camera one of thses days, instead of the cheapy Kmart camera I have now, lol. Hey, you know what they say about starving artists!!!