|Day 3 & 4 - Trees|
|Day 1 6x6 gessoboard abstract|
|Day 2 - Abstract (7 layers)|
We had to choose 1 out of 5 or 6 different abstract layouts
Then I was packing supplies for a week at Art & Soul in Virginia Beach. I was able to meet up with several of my fellow artist "tribe" members. It is a week packed with classes day and evening, lots of laughter and just plain fun. The first day was a workshop with Chad Alice Hagen where we felted wool (by hand) and then dyed it. This was a quite an arm workout. (My personal trainer would have been proud). Two evenings I was introduced to needle felting and fell in love with my felting machine. I see making many book covers using this felt in my future. Another day was with Lisa Kaus for "Gridlocked". Love, love this class. I was disappointed when this class was cancelled last year and did not want to miss it. This is my piece.
The last 3 days was with Sandra Duran Wilson. These were all techniques classes. You may already be familiar with her books, "Image Transfer Workshop", "Mixed Media Revolution" and "Surface Treatment Workshop". One of the coolest techniques we did was faux encaustic. This was pretty amazing - once the piece was dry it felt and looked like encaustic. She is fantastic and hopefully will be back next year.
Now I just need to start creating - using my new skills I added to my repertoire.
Until next time.... Have a great day!