Dec 10, 2011

blog repair

All is fixed and I decided to change the background AGAIN! Winter is officially here as it snowed yesterday. Barely a dusting, yet everyone forgot how to drive! Of course my kids are wanting LOTS of snow. They are ready to go sledding!

Just participated in a holiday shopping event and did really well! I was thrilled by the positive response. Everyone loved my girls and felt my work touched them in some way. Additionally, I am excited because two local shops will be carrying my work. I have to get a move on and make a few more pieces so there is enough of a selection when I bring in the pieces on Wednesday.

I SO want to go away, take a bunch of classes, be around like minded people and get inspired! Now that it is so yucky outside, I will be inside a lot. However, I love learning and exploring new mediums and ideas and am feeling a little isolated not being able to have some fun! I'm still kind of stuck having to take online classes as I don't have anyone to come stay with my kids while I'm gone. My husband works a ton and they aren't old enough to leave alone. One day! I know..... one day. I have found one online drawing class that sounds good. Anyone find anything they definitely will be signing up to take?

Dec 8, 2011

Problem with the blog! Trying to fix it. So complicated!!!

Dec 7, 2011

Black Gesso

Played around with black gesso, Caran d'ache neocolors and Stabilo pencils. I usually don't use black gesso but since it was part of Julie Fei-Fan Balzer's class, I thought I'd give it a whirl. You see, I can't stand the texture! When I rub it, or write on it, it feels like someone dragging their nails down a chalkboard. I do like the overall effect though as the white really is white! I had fun doodling and writing here.

I'm looking for a new fantastic online class. Anyone come across anything???