At last, some art! My art-making goes in cycles along with my other interests, so during the last couple months while I was heavy into estate sales and Goodwill shopping, I hadn't done any art journaling. I changed that this past weekend, taking three classes at Frenzy Stamper in Scottsdale (my favorite store!) on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Kelly Kilmer was in town (yay!) and taught three really fun classes- two on Friday, and one that went over the course of both Saturday and Sunday. Selected pics from the weekend, below:
|My workspace, before getting started: the only time |
it would look that neat all weekend- lol!
|random helicopter, hovering outside the store at dusk...|
|A very pretty sunset on Friday night.|
|right outside the front of the store: photo shoot!|
|a shot of the entire fountain right outside the store... |
always surrounded by flowers, it is a very pretty spot!
|geranium on fire...|
|Geranium in shade. (these geraniums were really pretty,|
but they needed some deadheading to continue their bloom--
I wanted to get out there and do some gardening! lol!!)
|here's my corner of the table during the weekend.|
I had sort of 'walled' myself into my seat with all
of my stuff; it was a bit of an obstacle course!
|Page spread in progress, Sunday. The right-hand page has a wash of|
white acrylic paint over the entire page to tone down the
colors, then I painted in the girl's dress and hair with watercolors.
The spreads above and below are from the book we made in class on Saturday and continued working in on Sunday. Kelly goes to a lot of trouble to always develop new class material, different techniques, and new and different book formats, and this weekend was no exception. The small book we made on Friday has all sorts of different-folding flaps and pages, and this book has a unique binding stitch. For this book, we also used watercolor and acrylic paint in new and different ways.
|a couple of people getting set up for their cheering |
section, to cheer on the walkers as they went past.
|Another member of the same cheering section- this group was |
all dressed as 'fractured fairies.' I love this fairy's floofy petticoats!
|An action shot of some of the walkers, taken as I drove past on |
my way home after class. (I think this woman even has a walking
cast on her leg-- but she's still doing the 3-Day; how cool is that!)
|Sunday afternoon on the patio|
|Ariel, stretching up to watch a butterfly that landed on the chili |
ristra outside the patio- I love how she's on her tiptoes!!
I think she was being careful not to scare it away (which didn't work).
|A photo of both journals-- it was too bright to get good |
photos of them yesterday afternoon, but I'll take some soon
so I can post them. The little flippy book is so much fun, and
they're both really nice sizes to work in.