So much happening around here in the studio with my favorite mediums for Collage Art. Just downloaded the final week for the "Stenclry" on-line work shop with Mary Ann Moss of Dispatch from LA and as soon as the "conditions" permit I will be back to Spray Painting...("conditions" meaning that we've had a lot of rain here in Charlotte since I signed up for this class AND TODAY they are "pressure washing" my balcony...too funny...lol).
Last week I signed up for Patty Van Dorin's Fantasy Folded Altered Book ezine course and LOVE the entire project. My husband and I went away this weekend to Ashville and I took my EeePC and the class PDF files with me for this course. I actually completed the "folds" for this project in the hotel room and while we picnic'd on the grounds at the 'Biltmore". It made for the perfect weekend with my DH!
Because my thoughts were "occupied" with my "Fantasy Altered Book" project while we were on the Biltmore Estate for two days, I took photos differently this visit...I was looking for "landscapes" and architectural "images" to include in my altered book.
Of course the Biltmore home provided the statues and architectural details that I was looking for...but we found this wonderful place on the actual grounds to park and picnic that had a view of the Biltmore House in the distance with it's reflection mirrored in the pond...fabulous!
Just cannot wait to finish my altered book...I'll post an album of the project as soon as it's finished.
This is also the final week for Theresa McFadden's ezine A Journal of Interest that I signed up for because I loved her "Summer Art Journal" ezine from last year. What I love about Theresa and all the other on-line "tutorials" is that you can work at your own pace and I ACTUALLY FINISH THEM...but I am the type that always finishes ALL and ANY classes that I take...granted it may be years later...but I do finish them. The great part about the on-line classes is that you have great, detailed/documented materials to follow and save for when you have the time and/or the inspiration to finish a project. Right now for the "Journal of Interest" ezine, I'm continuing on with my new lessons in my "Summer Art Journal" so that I have all of Theresa's great journal insite in one book.
NEXT I found this great artist, Gary Reef from Norway on YouTube who does wonderful "collage" art and he also incorporates "stencils" in his work. I ran to his ETSY page and bought one of his instructional DVD's on using "foil" in your art work. Now maybe I'll be "inspired" to use all the templates and foil that I purchased at donna downey's retreat this past May. Check out his great video here...with Gary's permission I'm sharing this with you on my blog :} ENJOY!