Sunday, January 30, 2011

Clay Time Pieces

I originally started this blog to share what I had been doing with clay. Clay was my favorite medium to work with when I was in high school. Mrs. Kennedy my art teacher so encouraged us to create to our hearts content. I took two art classes and would spend my free period in the art room.

It was a place were the world stopped still and I felt so alive!

I recently spent some time at Indian Rivers Potters Guild in Eau Gallie Florida.  They have studio time on Wed. evenings and I created the following pieces while there.   I have one piece I haven't glazed yet because I just can't decide how I want to finish the piece. 

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Strathmore Workshop 1 Final Week 4

I am not all that happy with my final pages. I could take gesso and white it out but I am not going to do that. I am going to have to accept this is what I came up with for this attempt using Pam's instructions to the best of my ability.

It was fun and really enjoyed the journey and that is all that counts in my world. It's a process not perfection!

May peace, love, joy and hope be yours,

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Strathmore Week 3 Workshop 1

This is week three. We added more color and used sequin waste as they call it. I just happened to have some, did not know that is what it was called. Like the bubble effect.

I am so loving working and getting messy! I have several other pages done and will share them later.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Visual Art Journal Week 2

Just finished week 2 for the Strathmore Visual Art Journal online workshop. If you are interested you can start anytime.  The videos are going to be there for awhile.

I am posting both weeks so you can see the progress. This is really hard to not
 want to move forward because it feels so uncompleted.
This is week 1. We glued paper and photos onto the journal. I did not have the visual art journal recommended and my journal is called a field watercolor journal.  One problem with this is every other page is thin paper that you would sketch one.

 This is week 2. We added gesso over the page, then I used graphite pencil and oil pastels to work the page.
 These are my week 1 & 2 right page.

Monday, January 3, 2011

Strathmore Journal Workshop 1

Elizabeth P. told me about an online journal workshop given by  Strathmore Workshop 1 . I signed up and have created the beginnings of my first two pages.

This is my first page for week one.

I also added page two and maybe should have waited on color but everything is open to change!  It's my journal.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Happy New Year

My hubby surprises me at times. I went into my craft room a few minutes ago and found this cute little dog on my desk. I can now say I have a dog. I think I will name him Espresso.