June 26, 2012
Last night extrodinare teacher and artist: Sally Allen led a class in handmade books. I jumped in on the process because it's been years since I made a book AND Sally is a wonderful nurturing instructor. So much fun ensued. For the first time ever I found paper folding therapeutic. I could see simply folding papers for a meditative technique. To say the least: I had an incredible time. Can't wait for next week. Got you thinking about a class? It's not to late to pop in. Check them out here! Happy Tuesday!
June 25, 2012
Part of the fun around these parts in the summer is making things. Sometimes they imitate nature. The lesson here includes painting, color mixing and random cutting. In the end we get a bouquet of flowers mimicking the real bloomers outside. Tissue paper folded into quarters, painted with watercolors, cut around the edges to frilly satisfaction and then twisted around a chenille stem. Pop it into your own home made vase or glass bottle you have tied a ribbon around. Pretend that they smell divine! Ahhhh, summer!
June 06, 2012
|my most favorite blooms are in petal pink|
|today's bouquet of peonies|
|ink and watercolor|
|tiny bouquet on the table with Lu Summer's porcelain mug|
|the white ones have pink middles!|
I am thinking of starting a little series of oil paintings too of the bouquets - we'll see how that goes.