Sunday, July 29, 2012

We had our "Mermaid" class yesterday and once again, these women 
jumped right into the project. 

For the sake of time, I pre-made templates for them to cut out and paint. 
They made the water backgrounds, painted the bodies hair and faces.

The project required acrylic paints, spray inks, tissue paper, 
painted paper towels, drawing and painting with 
several different size paint brushes. 
Did I mention NO FEAR!

The tails were made from paper towels that were painted. Some girls added some glitter!

I LOVE their background work. It really has the feel of water.
The "bubbles" floating around are for journal entries.

This was a huge project for a 3 hour class, so there all were going home to finish their pieces.
They'd better!!!   'girrrrrrrrr'
Yes, we have homework.

This last one hadn't been put together yet. These are the separate pieces. 
Doesn't the tail look like two dolphins swimming together? Hey! 
Maybe this is a another new project!!

Thank you again ladies! You are the best.

Sunday, July 22, 2012

New class

 A fun class is scheduled this upcoming weekend at the Paperniche.
I will be teaching Saturday the 28th, from 10:00 AM-1:00 PM.
This is an on going class called "Schizophrenic Journaling" a 
journaling class to help you break through 
your art fears.

You too will make something that looks like the above painting! 
Don't be a fraidy cat, we're using a template for part of it. :)
We will work with inks, acrylics, chalks, tissue paper, paper towels... You name it! 
This class is all about playing!

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Caribbean Cruise

 I missed last week's post because I was on VACATION!!! My sweet mom and her new husband (Bob) took 32 family members on a Caribbean Cruise.

 This is one half of the dinner table. Every night the restaurant held seating for all 32 of us.

Our son won the "Hairy Chest Contest". Hee hee! It was shown in the rooms, (on TV) the entire trip. 
It wasn't so much about how hairy their chest was, but how much style they had. 
He proved to have lots of style.  :)
This is part of his cheering squad!

 This is the giant Graviton screen.

This picture is Grandma feeling Alex's hairy chest!

 Nothing more beautiful than Mediterranean (looking) houses with the clay roofs 
and that gorgeous turquoise ocean.

Can't go without our Art Journals! This is my niece with a journal I bought her a few months ago.  
It is almost filled all the way with writing and art. She is amazing. Kelly, my brother and his wife
came all the way from the Philippines for this cruise. Hmmm... 19 hours of flight time. I'd say they won the prize for traveling the furthest!

And of course, some local art and a really cool artist. This guy spends all day, next to the ocean with his milk crate to sit on,   and paints and paints and paints. Wonder if he wants an apprentice?