The students in my 'Nature of Klimt' class blew my mind with their work. Wow, talk about making a teacher feel proud!
And I even got to take a class this time, from the brilliant Jen Lee. Getting to spend an entire day with her was sweet! And I am totally inspired to do more writing and share my stories with the world.
The incredible Jenny Doh has come up with a new use for my River Rocks stencil. Absolutely too clever the way she is using it as a stitching guide for what will undoubtedly be an uber cool scarf. Click here to take a look.
Here they are, the ATC's. I scanned them and a couple are upside down, hahaha, I have faith you probably noticed that already. Geez. I have fond memories of them now that they are gone. As you can see, I used my stencils along with the Wood Icing Textura paste. Also little bits of Mica that I bought from Dan Essig when I was at Art Unraveled. I have never really used Mica before but Dan had these really cool shapes and I just loved them. His hotel room was on the same floor as mine and one day I found a little chip of Mica on the floor near the elevator - a calling card of sorts - dork that I am, I carried it in my pocket all day long as if it would bring me luck.
In other news.......wow, what a nice weekend. It is amazing to not have to work on the weekend. I have had so many shows/teaching/store obligations onetwothreefourfive all in a row that it has been forever since I have had a weekend off. All I can say is I like it. A lot. Not to say I lazed around. Ha! Perish the thought. I worked on the cabinets for the bathroom remodel and they are in a good place. Done? I am not sure, you know how that goes.
This week I am getting ready for Art Outside at the Schlafly Bottleworks in Maplewood, MO. If you are nearby, you should pop over to St. Louis this weekend. The 'big' show takes place in Clayton. that is the well known show with top artists from all over the country. It is a lovely show and I was lucky enough to be accepted several years ago. Art Outside is the 'local' show, filled with 50 local artists including many friends of mine. It is always very good art and lots of fun. Plus great beer. So two shows the same weekend. I trust the weather will be perfect.
I have been on a whirl lately. I wrote a post last week, along with a picture and poof! it disappeared, surely I did something wrong, who knows what. Is anyone still out there? I feel disconnected, life has picked me up and tossed me into the surf, where I am jostled in the waves, rushing in and out and in and out with little sense of direction.
I am looking forward to this weekend - no shows, no work at the store; I am home. Of course I still have lots to do. Preparations for Schlafly Art Outside which is Sept. 10-12, then I leave for Squam on the 15th. Not to mention we are having our bathroom remodeled (master bath) and I have to finish our vanity this weekend. I will paint and distress it like I did with the kitchen. The project came about much quicker than I expected so it all feels a little frantic right now.
The pictures above are 2 ATC's I made for a project one of my friends convinced me to do. She intends to publish them I think, it is an incredible group of women, I do know that. So I said yes. And then I cursed every step of the way. It is such a tiny format, terribly hard for me to work like this - these are on claybord by the way. I will show the rest of them in the coming days. I can't wait to see what the others made.