Sunday, May 17, 2009

Marathon Art Journaling Class.

DID I mention I was teaching an art journaling class on Saturday, May 16? Well, it happened! From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. three students and I joined together to make paint fly. Using techniques I discovered on my own, some from a Judy Wise workshop and others from discoveries on other blogs, we had a great deal of fun. From the over view of our art area you can tell we had plenty to work from.
Sue, Jo Ann, Merrie and I talked and exchanged ideas and discussed the merits of all sorts of paint and whether gesso or matte gel was best for our purpose. I posted the very few "rules" for art journaling in this picture and Merrie awarded me a "Hot Flash" lady for doing the class. Thank you! She's very cute!
I had an annual report folder that I had begun working on at home and decided to bring this "repurposed" folder to show what could be done with mail that' unwanted and unneeded but too darn good to throw away. The juices and thoughts and pictures and inspiration just took over and everything seemed to fall into line with what has been on my mind lately. I want to add a lot more to this and I think I'll be working on it when I'm not walking on the beach during vacation this week. I leave for the Oregon coast tomorrow.
Note: I altered this post a bit. At the top, on the left-hand sidebar, is a slide show on Picasa, of the "Anticipated Stranger" journal. When you click on it it will open the Picasa album. You can see the pictures by sliding the magnification bar at the top of the Picasa page. (It's small; look hard.)
And here are some images Sue in our class did, detailing the romantic first days she and her husband were getting to know each other.
I think everyone had fun. I know I did - femminismo
p.s. After class I went to our Creative Inspirations and carved stamps with Dawn Sellers. It was great fun. Click on her name above and see the stamps she did. We are meeting now at Art on a Lark in Hillsboro, a wonderful store/gallery full of paper, stamps, art classes and more.


Candace said...

Oh Jeanne, this is grand news and it looks and sounds like you all had a wonderful time. Please enjoy a well deserved vacation and know I am with you in spirit on that beach... landlocked that I am. lol.
Thanks for sharing!
Candace in Athens

Dawn Sellers said...

Your journal is just beautiful as always, thanks for sharing it. I didn't realize your class was a full day - wow! I am so happy your class went well. It was nice to see you on Saturday. Have a wonderful time at the coast - the weather is going to be fantastic. Enjoy!

grrl+dog said...

uhm.... how busy are you?

My head is spinning..

Laura Kay said...

Looks like you had a great time!! Love the Hot Flash Lady. How cool to be able to expose more folks to art journaling!

Ro Bruhn said...

Looks like lots of fun, journalling's one of my favourite pastimes. Cute doll too.