Thursday, October 28, 2010
As you can see, this page is all about collage. I might even say collage "Misty style". It might surprise you that I never feel real comfortable with collage. Oh, I do manage to please myself with it sometimes but there is just a feeling inside of me that I want to overcome. It is like a struggle that I can't really explain. I wish it were something that I started doing as a child because I really do love the look of collage and Misty does it with such ease. She said she has been doing it since a child.
So a commitment to play more with collage is another thing that I brought back with me from a wonderful workshop with Misty. Thank you Misty.
PS I named this page "My Trees" because....well they are my trees.
Monday, October 25, 2010
All of this while excitement was building with the bit of inspiration that I had just stolen and stuffed into my tote. I wish I could show you that page but it's not with me here at the desk-in-town. Anyway, it was a lineup of black headed young boys with bare chest and red socks all standing in profile. I couldn't stand it! To me, they were a chorus lineup white hooded saints that I surely must have seen or dreamed of in Orvieto.
So that was my Saturday art in my Orvieto journal.
Show and share in Orvieto.
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Please tell me why do they sing
Sunday, October 17, 2010
Inspiration at the convent
I used my inspiration journal and a stick of willow charcoal and lost myself in the process. But the one on the right above was not looking up and I realized the direction of gaze is something that I really liked about the original.
Saturday, October 16, 2010
Fresco restoration in progress
We stayed at the San Lodovico convent B & B.
It was operated and managed by two nuns who only spoke Italian.
This Fresco is located in a small room near the kitchen area.
We were privileged to witness the restoration that was in progress.
I have no idea what had been done or what is going to be done;
however, the gray area to the right (above) and through the left panel (two photos down) was wet plaster that the artist had just applied.
I wish I could have stayed to watch; although, I overheard that getting the fresco to this stage had taken more than a year already.
One of the interesting things that I note is the little white dots around the perimeter of the aureole of both figures remind me of the little white dots that we sometimes add to our paintings. Don't you find that interesting?
Friday, October 15, 2010
Cooking in Umbria
Thursday, October 14, 2010
Sometimes it is the little things
Like this tile back splash for the sink in the courtyard of the convent where we stayed.
I passed it many times.
I especially enjoyed the faces and this bird.
and the colors.
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Orvieto was golden
Friday, October 01, 2010
This is pure silly stuff
Of Towers and Turrets is still going strong with many wonderful artist whose imaginations and creativity will astound you.
You just would not believe what they are doing.
Deryn and I had the most absolutely wonderful and fun time putting our class together....
...you might say it was an "exquisite fusion"
A bit of silly fun was had as well.
And I share with you here some of that silliness.
Well, the time has come for my Italy trip where I will go and soak up inspiration and instruction from Misty Mawn. I haven't been able to focus on much else this week. This truely is a trip of a lifetime. All the packing was finished last weekend and now I'm down to the last minute things like
♦ print boarding passes
♦activate global phone
♦tote bag snacks
♦print extra copy of instructions from Rome to Orvieto
♦get walking cane (last minute thing added to list-foot is still not OK)
♦get to airport in time for 12:47 pm departure Saturday.
All of that to say that I will be unavailable until Monday October 11th.
However, I am at this dang-desk-in-town today (Friday) and can let you in any of the classrooms today until late tonight.
One more thing, I love you all.
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