I can't believe it is over already. Last weekend was a whirlwind of art that left me exhausted yet fulfilled at the same time. I had scheduled to take five classes in three days. I think that next time I will try to focus on only three classes if I can resist. These are the classes that I took:
Creative Composition-The Layering Effect with Lesley Venable
Crossings with Sharon Andrews
Artistic Soldering for Beginners with Paula Hardesty
Triptych with Sharon Andrews
Journaling in Wax with Patricia Seggebruch
I loved every class but really excelled in the class by Lesley Venable and the soldering with Paula Hardesty. I think it is no accident that I did better in these because they were both held in the morning and because I really connected with both of these instructors. They were great. I seem to do my best work when I have the class in the morning and when I sit as close to the instructor as possible. (note to self)
The venue was great but very jam packed thus tiring - for me anyway.
One great part of the whole experience was meeting with other artists. For me this was great because, as I have stated in prior posts, most of my friends and family members just don't "get" my art and I don't have any art buddies that live close to me. I met some great and talented people and also participated in some swapping. I was a bit disappointed by the lack of swapping that was going on but still came home with some great stuff.
I also participated in a silent auction to benefit the Susan G. Kohmen Breast Cancer Fund. I was delighted to find out that my piece brought in $45! This was one of the higher amounts that were raised per auction item and I luckily took some pictures of the piece before I left for the weekend which is pictured above this post. It all started with an old metal downspout strainer. The theme of the weekend was based on the book/movie Enchanted April and I made sure that I watched the movie prior to creating the piece.
The pieces that I made and my swaps are also pictured here. (working on this) I have a lot of creative ideas now and just need to find time to CREATE create CREATE! I hope to add posts more often now so check back soon.
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