I am so tickled to tell you all that I have been asked to participate as one of this year's Sketchbook Challenge Hosts! It's a fabulous group of mixed media artists organized by Sue Bleiweiss. Every month a challenge is issued, hoping to get people to pick up their sketchbooks and dive in with whatever medium they choose. There are regular prize opportunities too! I made a small journal for my contributions this month. If you want to see all the goodies inside, hop on over to Sketchbook Challenge!
Hi gang! Just back from CREATE California, and doing a turn and burn right back to Las Vegas for Art & Soul. Create was wonderful, and my students were awesome! They were so open to trying new things, and they plunged right in working and creating wonderful art! It was so wonderful to meet each one of them in person.
Pam Carriker and I roomed together again, and we had such a great time trying out each others methods! I LOVE LOVE LOVE her Mixed Media Adhesive, and will never leave home without it again! You get all the strength of matte medium, but it has a bit of a ground in it, so instead of the slick plastic-y feel of straight matte medium, you get a lovely toothy surface that you can write on with pencil, pastels and paint with watercolors! I've always been a huge fan of the liquid pencil, but now that it comes in a squeeze bottle!!! Wow- over the top. I've been putting mine in squeeze bottles for years and being able to forgo this messy step is heaven!
I have to tell you I have been art stalking Joanne Sharpe for years, admiring her work. I got to meet her! OOOH pinch me! Jen Cushman, Ruth Rae, Kristen Robinson, Jacqueline Newbold, Jeannie Palmer Moore, Most of the CPS gals, and OOOh I'm sure I'm leaving someone out...I had a whirlwind of a fabulous time!
So if you would like to experience some of this wonderful-ness for yourself, come play with me in Las Vegas this week at ART & SOUL! These wonderful art retreats can change you life!!!