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Saturday, April 24, 2010

Save the followers

Hello my fellow bloggers and artists.  I thought I'd share a few things that are flash back pieces.  I saw that a follower ditched the blog and realized people must not want to read about my teaching exploits, but rather see art stuff.  So, to satisfy that need I decided to share some fun things.  This first one is a drawing I did a while back when I was thinking of doing a series of elemental spirits.  I have come back to this idea again and figured I might as well revisit some past ideas.  I also wanted to get my scanner fired up.  Haven't used it in a while.

The next two are some paper dolls I developed for a paper doll class I taught at Artistic Figures In Cloth and also for my local doll guild.  I want to create a class to propose for next years Artiscape in Columbus.  These are really fun and I get to play with angelina fiber.  They scan kind of interesting too.

This one is articulated which is always fun to play with. So, we shall see what I can come up with.  I am working on getting some current art done.  But, this is the result of cleaning and organizing my studio at home.  It sorely needed it.  Have a great weekend everyone.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Artiscape Weekend, Teaching and Fun

Well, I am back from my awesome weekend to Artiscape.  It is a yearly mixed media workshop conference put on by European Papers in Columbus Ohio.  It is a wonderful mixed bag of artistic journeys.  I had the pleasure of teaching two classes and giving an artist demo on the first night.  Above is a picture of the view in the topiary garden that was down the street from our hotel.  It is a recreation of the famous George Surat painting Sunday on the Island of La Grand Galotte or something like that.  Anyway the figures are all recreated in topiary.

Here is a picture of a couple of the characters.  I thought the park was lovely.  It is actually on the grounds of the original school for the Deaf.

Saturday I taught acrylic mediums for mixed media class.  This was an introduction to some of the fun acrylic mediums on the market.  My students created a set of four ATC sized pieces using the mediums.  It was so much fun.

Another student hard at work in the class.

Here were a quartet of dolls being offered in the "A Charmed View raffle", which benefited the Susan Coleman foundation.  It was really fun to see all the talented artists and interesting and mazing work there.  Lisa from European Papers did a fabulous job with it all.  She is also very kind and gracious.  Here satff were so helpful to this newbie and everyone was friendly and kind.  I highly recommend it as a way to recharge your create batteries and add some new things to your creative arsenal.

Here is the shot from our hotel window looking into downtown Columbus Ohio.  My home away from home.  Have a great week eveyone.  Hopefully I will have art to share later in the week.