Thursday, March 14, 2013

Check This Out!

Jeanne Oliver is running a four week e-course The Journey of Letting Go {Creating Beauty From Ashes}. It begins April 8th. It looks like amazing fun!

The exciting news!! 
Here is the fun giveaway part!!!! She is giving away 10 spots in the new course & also giving away $300 worth of art supplies to one of the 10 course winners! Visit her blog and leave a comment.

Look at what this course has in store:
We will play with…
*Coptic Binding
*Journaling Prompts
*Art Technique Prompts
*Mixed Media Girls
*Digital Art
*Art With a Dremel
and so much more!

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Illustrator Class

For YEARS now I have shunned learning Adobe Illustrator. I have trouble learning simply by reading a book or listening to a lecture - like most creative types I'm a 100% hands on learning chic - I learn as I go - to be able to apply what I am learning, as I am learning is the key! Many years ago I took an Illustrator course and the instructor was horrible and moved too fast without showing examples of what he was talking about - I grew so frustrated and ended up blaming the "stupid" program when in fact it was the teacher and his teaching style that did not jive with my learning style. Sad that it took so very long for me to understand that. I have been challenging myself quite a bit lately and learning this graphic program is next in line! It will open the next set of doors to what I want to do - I need these skills to start to do surface pattern design - so look out Illustrator here I come, be kind to me!!

I signed up to take this course online at Nicole's Classes Its a combination of reading and videos that have been key to my understanding. I love the videos - if I don't fully grasp a concept I just hit rewind and watch it again! Here are two posters I created for my first week's homework assignment.

The colorful circle in the second poster is one that I made yesterday and I scanned it in and added it to the poster - I think the color pops along with the black text. I also edited the words - took some out and added my own. The line about ~~~Sharing your Gummy Bears~~~ is a reminder to me - I don't always share well - especially when they are chocolate covered gummy favorite!

Friday, March 8, 2013

Fun with my friend ART!

I had a great deal of fun with color and design today. These circles are quite addicting!

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Days 9 & 10

Today is day 10 of the 10 day painting challenge and I am very sad to see it come to an end. I have enjoyed doing this so much and it has really helped charge me creatively! I was in a funk where I was really doubting my self/art - and I now feel that I am standing on solid ground with my art and that is a great place to be! We had friends over for dinner last night so I am posting yesterday's piece along with today's.

Friday, March 1, 2013

Day 8

Not much to say today other than - I love this one!!!! I'm keeping it!