Just wrapped up the Printing the Journal on-line workshop I was teaching on Joggles.com and I had a great turnout and had a great time with the participants who jumped into the forum to share their work and ask questions. It was great! These are all pictures taken from collages I made from printed deli papers and re-used artwork along with sprayed through stencil techniques.
The workshop will definitely run again (date not yet determined) and if anyone is interested in the next session, you can e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to let her know.
These pages are backgrounds for continued journaling or building and laying more imagery upon or left as is such as the image above.
I've been creating Thermofax screens left and right and the orders keep rolling in. I will be creating more designs for my ETSY shop in the near future. Over the next few months, I am going to be creating new art for myself and for testing my potential for going down the serious path of surface and pattern design. I have signed up for the first module of this workshop taught by Rachel Taylor called the Art and Business of Surface Pattern Design. I am soooo totally excited about this and even more excited that Terri Stegmiller will also be taking the workshop at the same time! Terri is so incredibly talented and I can see her being totally successful following this path! Check out the workshop on Rachel Taylor's site by clicking on the title below!
And one more thing...Barbara and I will be attending this incredible workshop in May with Michelle Ward and Lynne Perrella called Far Away Places. I have taken workshops with both of these amazing artists and to take a workshop with both of them together will be the ultimate!!! Can't wait!!! I'm going to create a fantasy far away place and I'm already creating my own artwork for it. It is going to be fantastic!!!
I have been cleaning up the studio and spent yesterday putting together 4 large cabinets to organize the studio with. I was exhausted and there is still a lot of clean-up to do so I will share pictures as soon as I can. I'm psyched that we can open the windows now and let fresh air in! I'm still waiting for everything to burst into multiple shades of green but the signs are here and it's only a matter of a few more warm days!!!
Boston Marathon Bombing - Last week was surreal. I was completely glued to the bombing that happened on Monday and then all of the fallout straight through Friday night when the remaining bomber was taken into custody. Boston is forever changed by this event of terrorism, but will become stronger in its vigilance to fight against terrorism, protect the people and support the injured from this horrifying experience. The survivors of the bombing are up against such huge challenges to heal and rebuild their lives and rise above all of this. My heart goes out to each and every one of them.