I just have not had time - until now.
First, I wanted to show you the "treat bag" that all the participants received!
This is just the bag (in my messy but happy studio).
It was filled to the brim with The Most Awesome Freebies!
Liz Kettle's new book, threads (about 12-14 spools!), Misty Fuse (white and black!), multi purpose cloth, a journal that Liz pre-made, a collage pack form Artistic Artifacts, Portfolio water soluble oil pastels, Handcrafted magazine from Stampington and more!
Can you believe that?! It's really the BEST goodie bag that I have ever received!
Thanks to Liz and all her hard work!
She made the bag (below) out of the multipurpose cloth, screen printing, stamping and all sorts of fantastic surface design techniques.
The one day class that I taught was based on a small wall hanging
that utilized an ATC as the central element.
Here are photos of everyones artwork all together, followed by each individual piece.
They learned a couple of ways to make ATC's
as well as some easy background painting techniques.
We fashioned a background out of rusted fabric/fibers.
They all used slightly different layouts and different images to make their piece their own.
And they all did such a great job!
I love to watch people when it hits them - "it" being when it all comes together...
they go beyond what an instructor shows them and put their own stamp on it.
Just fabulous to have any part in giving everyone their own wings!
Some found bones, dried and decaying but fabulous hangers!
I sure do appreciate all the ladies that joined me at Colorado Springs.
I am planning on going back next year too!
Perhaps I'll teach some drawing classes...