Monday, May 28, 2007

My Misty Mawn Workshop

Yesterday I took a Misty Mawn Workshop. Yes I did, right here in my own studio.

Did you know, she will come to your studio and teach? It's like an Art House Call. I found her to be just the sweetest most caring and sharing person.

She will come to your studio too.

Just do what I did.
I purchased the latest issue of Somerset Studio a couple of weeks ago. It is full of inspiration, direction and instruction from many artist. I devoured it and being a huge fan of Misty Mawn, I was elated to read her directions of two of the pieces in this issue.

Me being Norah's pal took Misty's challenge.

The first one is "Sweet Fern" and will go into my True Colors Journal as one of the "green" pages. Although , I think it would fit the "blue and ochre" page as well. To me, it is her name that relegates her to green. Don't you think?

I enjoyed the workshop immensely. I tried to work fast as Misty says she does and painted both of these yesterday. I'm still not too good with transparency transfers but I did try. I didn't have the egg stamp from Michelle Ward's collection that was featured in this issue. But you know I had carved a stamp the day before of Ashley so I quickly carved an egg stamp for the challenge.

I call this second one, "Willing Heart" and it will go into my True Color Journal as my aqua page.

The bluebird eggs are truly the most beautiful aqua turquoise and both pieces feature a transparency transfer of my bluebird nest box.

Speaking of my True Colors Journal, I have added the artist links back to my side bar (they were there before I changed to the new and improved blogger). Also added links to my other pages.

Well, I guess I don't have to tell you what a great holiday I'm having....It's an ART party weekend!

More later,

Sharon

23 comments:

  1. Breathtaking! I was just checking the pictures out on your flikr pics.
    I am going to have to get a subscription to that magazine.
    Thanks for sharing. Working on the header and I'll be in touch to let you know how it goes.

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  2. MY EGGS!!!
    I am so excited to see them again and wonder how many more pieces they will pop up in! Definately a favorite for me!

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  3. Oh WOW! That is so cool that she came to your house! And the results are stunning!

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  4. fantastic art work...
    i like the illustration with fantasy elements...

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  5. Thanks so much for your help Sharon! I got the banner going just need to fine tune it with the size and all from your recommendations! Have a fabulously creative day!

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  6. This is beyond wonderful! You captured every single detail that you should. I am in awe! I thought the egg stamp was the original Michele Ward egg... Norah was extra busy! Beautiful! Beautiful! Beautiful!

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  7. Sharon thank you so much for stopping by the cottage today! I am in awe of your work and have been drooling over your paintings all morning. Your Misty Mawn lesson went VERY well. She would be so proud:) I love your egg stamps. Just perfect. It has made me want to get my stamp carving supplies (still unused!) out and give it a go. Hope your day was less wet. We had a cloudy, but dry day here. Sincerely, Jamie

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  9. Wow, I love this Sharon, I love the colours, they're one of my favourite combinations. I hope to take Misty's workshop when she comes here in May next year.

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  10. Just found my way to your blog and love your work. I never heard of Misty Mawn before - I'll have to google her - but I love the idea of artists who make house calls.

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  11. Sharon these turned out so wonderfully!!!! Makes me wanna try my hand at carving an egg stamp [tried to find one I liked yesterday, but no luck :(] Bravo girl! Misty will be so proud when she sees these fabulous pieces!!!

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  12. these are beautiful!!!!!!!!!

    xox - eb.

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  13. How exciting to have Misty Mawn in your home. Now that's what I call a House Call! These works are absolutely gorgeous.

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  14. Totally breath-taking! Isn't Misty the sweetest? I took a class from her and loved it! I've only completed the backgrounds, however; I haven't gotten the nerve to try and put a figure on them yet!

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  15. This color and your art are just glorious...beautiful style.
    :) Rella

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  16. My favorite is the last one with the nest of eggs in her hands! So lovely!
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  17. Love them all specifically the very first one and then what an incredible experience with her you shared. Great for you!

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  18. oh my oh my.... jaw dropped.. stunning, loooove the turquoise.... and those hands holding the nest..
    stunning - thank you!

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  19. http://sorayanulliah.blogspot.comFebruary 12, 2010 8:39 PM

    I absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE this! the colors and imagery are so rich and...inspiring! I am currently taking Mist's portrait class and I love it!!_Just started but am already learning so much! Love your work-absolutely breathtaking!

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  20. I absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE this! Amazingly rich colors and imagery. Just stunning. I am so inspired. I am currently taking Misty's portrait workshop-just started -but am learning so much already. Hope we get to learn about the image transfer...such amazing results.Great work!

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  21. Gorgeous! How do you find her workshops? Love your blog! Blessings and keep creating such beauty!

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  22. Are you going to have new classes and workshops online? New Videos? Will you still have a web page so we can what you are up to?

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  23. Are you going to have new classes and workshops online? New Videos? Will you still have a web page so we can what you are up to?

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