Happy New Year!!! I'm starting fresh after being away and not blogging for a few months, dealing with health issues, but I'm trusting God is healing me day by day and the new year will be better than ever.
I did attend Art & Soul back in late September and it was fabulous. Coming from a tiny prairie town that doesn't really have an art community it was a thrill to be surrounded by so many exciting artists. I would love to move to Portland where there is such a community of artists, especially outsider & mixed media. My community has many amazing fine artists but I don't really fit in to that genre. I loved meeting so many remarkable talents as well as blog friends and I learned so much from wonderful teachers.
These are pics from class. My first class was with Katie Kendrick "Tales from the Land of Odd". We learned how to paint without thinking. and that helped me immensely because I tend to be a perfectionist I have a hard time painting more primitively which is what I like. We were to paint our version of a classic painting but not copy exactly.
Art & Soul, fun, fun, fun!!! (excuse me with no makeup)
Katie Kendrick and me
Here are my few paintings not quite finished but I'm pleased with them. I don't like dead animals hanging on the wall so I switched it to a flower :) Bless her for teaching us this incredible tip, just don't think, I love that and I think I'm getting really good at not thinking!
My next class was "Vintage Gentlemen" with Charley Slaughter & Kerin Gale. I really would like to start creating jewelry but so busy with all my other creations I haven't had a chance so I took this course to learn a few things and create a jewelry piece that was vintage inspired.
This is the class sample.
This was my creation followed by more classmates & their creations.
I had so many other pictures from class but I guess I was excited and bouncing around that they were all blurry. I will take pics of my book from LK's class although it's not finished and post in part 2.
Hope you enjoyed this mini tour of Art & Soul. I'll be posting part 2 later this week.
Have a Pretty! day,