Art Unraveled is well underway and has been great! On Monday, I took a class with Bev Brazelton called "Journaling with watercolor/ink". I enjoyed the class and got to really find out what can be done with hot press watercolor paper. I've always used cold press so this was fun to play with. It is used for a totally different application.
Today, I took my first class with Katie Kendrick and it has been one of my most favorite classes I've ever taken. First of all, I just LOVE Katie. but the class was amazing. It took me out of my comfort zone but not to a place of fear or just being lost and uncomfortable. We learned to do intuitive face painting using sketches done with our non-dominant hand. I finished two pieces in class and am happy with them both. I really, really loved working on these. It was so interesting to see how drastically different everyone's pieces came out. Here are my two. The one with the trail of falling leaves, I think needs the words "She listened with her whole heart" added on down toward the bottom of the canvas. The words kept coming to me while I was painting her face. I'll see about adding those soon. I love the red on the head scarf of the other one. I tried to keep the original sketches exactly as they were drawn with my left hand in about 5 seconds each! WE did several on phone book pages and then collaged them on to the canvas. The trailing leaves piece is the face I have now printed out onto fabric and will be using this face for my folk art doll class tomorrow. I"m excited to have my own doll with one of my own faces on it! It will be fun to see how she changes.
I also made a little moo card holder for my sweet friend, Maija. For those of you who don't know, moo cards are like mini-business cards and the latest craze amongst artists.
You can see the holder with the card by it to show what the cards look like. This one is a card from Theresa Hall of Tucson, who does totally cool fiber art. There's also the back side of the holder as well as the card tucked into the holder. I like how it turned out.
Well, I can barely keep my eyes open and tomorro will be my most brain and eye draining day although much fun! Gotta' catch some z's.