Here is how it works for me. When I feel the momentum of some "great" inspiration start to slip away (usually just because of not enough time), then the motivation goes and goes and goes until finally I'm wondering about my Mojo.
I don't know why this comes to mind this morning. It has little to do with anything. Because there are two things I want to tell you about......no three things.
1. I'm going to discontinue "open registration" of my first online class, "Faces: All Norah'S". This DOES NOT mean the classroom will be closed and students will no longer have access. It just means that I think the class has run it course and even though new students come in monthly, it just isn't fun for me because they are all so quiet when it is a small group.
SO, If you want to register for the class, "Faces: All Norah'S", now is the time. I will leave the registration open through this month and close it after May 31st. Don't worry about access to the class because once you are there, you have as long as you wish to enjoy the videos.
2. I'm working on a new class and all I know to tell you about it at this point is the name of the class will be "A Diary of Faces". How about you tell me what a class with that title means to you.
3. I want to share with you a new online class site that I think many of you will be interested in. Ann Passmore has set up a Ning network called Image Artistry. Ann is very knowledgeable and skillful with Photoshop Elements and that is what her classes are about. And get this! She is offering a beginner session free: Join up for a FREE first workshop from the 20 May for six weeks to get started with Photoshop Elements. Although it's to get beginners up to speed you might be surprised at what you learn and the Challenges should be fun!
All you need to do is go to Image Artistry and sign up to join her network and then you can join her free group.
You might also like to visit Ann's Blog by the same name, Image Artistry to get a look at some of the things Ann does with PElements. I think you will like it.
watercolor, charcoal, acrylic, collage, crayon
30 x 22
WOW! What an excursion! My journey down the road last weekend turned out to be quiet a detour. Not unexpected. I chose to go a little ways down a new path so to speak. Inspired by Liz Hill's beautiful figures and recognizing a long desire to paint from live models, I jumped at the chance to take a figurative workshop with Liz at the Dragonfly Gallery. Oh, what a warm place to create.
I have to tell you, I didn't go by myself. As hard as I tried to leave "her" here in the home studio, "she" perched on my shoulder and babbled in my ear all the way down the road. You know, saying things like, "what do you think you are doing....etc etc". Determined. I was. So on arrival, I quietly sent her under the table.
We enjoyed a different model each day and on day three, after the 3 and 5 minute warm up sketches, we all did a piece with multiple poses. I switched to a full size sheet but still didn't manage to get legs and feet. So much to learn and so much fun. Now, where in the world will I find live models.... I'm hooked..... ♥
I love using my hands to do anything. I get lost creating. Painting faces, collage, mixed media, and altered books are my passions.
Digging in the dirt feeds my soul. Flowers are one of God's greatest creations.
I'm shy although one might not know it. I have too many opinions and can't keep them to myself.
Every now and then, I just need to touch cloth. I use unwanted clothing, cast offs, remnants, unfinished works-in-progress, cloth napkins, table cloths, curtains, and my stash which is pretty extensive.
And then, I sit and stitch. And stitch. Because stitching calms and relaxes me. It quiets the chatter in my head and keeps me upright in the chair zone in the evenings. And that is The Cloth Side Of Me.