Sunday, April 26, 2009

What a show and tell!!

Yayy love Art Journal classes. My ladies are really getting the hang of it now and are producing some stunning work. Even thought they are really messy lol

We had four beginners join us today. They were make the journal, pages and all, from scratch , and learning some paint techniques. And what a fantastic job they did. Just hope that my regulars didn't frighten them away with their banter!!

The regulars were continuing with the theme of colour in emotions and feelings. They each had to pick a card that depicted an emotion and its colour and they had to create a journal page around it. I was expecting a lot of resistance about it, but they surprised me and rose to the challenge beautifully. Some pages just "happened" and other pages needed an inspiration starer or a little bit of tweaking but the were all fabby. They should all feel extremely proud of themselves for creating such work.
Here are Pat and Jeannes pages.

Sara and Teresa.
Bezzie Su and Jeanne

And Sarah.

Sara brought in this journal page that she had made at home. She had carefully sewn threads onto felt and added tags.

The figure is beautifully hand beaded.

Here's the back of the page. This side is even on handmade felt!!

Nearly all the embellishments are made by hand.

Don't you just love the beaded hair..?? Her attention to detail is amazing and we were all left in awe at her wonderful work.

Jeanne aka Chocolate Lady brought in her first ever ATC. She had even made and decorated a box to keep it in.Gorgeous isn't it..??

And Katie popped back in to finish off some of the art work she needs for her University interview. Here's some pics of one of her paintings on a 12 x 12 in canvas.

I just love it and have twisted her arm to make me one. Ooh can't wait.
Enjoy xx


borgqueen said...

Came to class skipping and went home skipping - thank you so much for the best day ;o)
Art journaling is so cathartic, if anyone out there is thinking about it please just get on one of these classes - it does your soul good and should definately be prescribable.
Thank you thank you thank you xx

Caroline and Jayne said...

I have vowed i would do some messy inkey projects this year , did have a play but not too much , looks like everyone had fun and created lovely work
x jayne x

thekathrynwheel said...

OMG I'm gutted I missed it. It looks like you all had fab fun and made some great pages. I was thinking of you all as I was marking my books! Looking forward to the next one :-)

Siobhan Brignull said...

your ladies are a credit to you, their work is just bloomin amazing, well done to them all. Siobhan

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