I had the absolute pleasure of teaching some mixed media techniques in my Inner Goddess class to a couple of gals at the Vintage Inspired Lifestyle Marketplace last weekend while I was in Vermont.
Here I am being a total dork getting my photo taken next to the chalkboard with my name on it.
I finally remembered to get a photo of Mary (owner of Vintage Inspired) and I. I love that gal, wish we lived in the same town. Check out all the goodies behind us.
This was my view looking up from my perch at the end of the table in the classroom area. So cool, I would love to move in and call this building my home.
Both of the ladies were so warm and creative. I had a great day with them. Here is one of the girls, Julie, working on her colorful background.
Here is the beginnings of her gorgeous piece. My favourite quote from Julie of the day was “I had been looking for something more in my life, I think I may have found it”.
Here is LeeAnn working diligently on her piece which she is planning on giving to a friend as a gift. What a special way to show someone you care. My favourite quote from her was “It just makes me SO happy”. Unfortunately, my photo of her canvas didn’t turn out :(
Both of the ladies were mixed media virgins so it was pretty exciting watching them discover how much fun it is.
Here is the canvas I was using to show examples of different techniques. It was going to be a goddess but all the drip marks looked like stems to me so I flipped it around and made flowers with my pastels. This is what it looked like before I left Vermont.
When I got home and had time to finish up my piece, mustaches were calling to me for some reason and I just went with it. I used a white Shiva Artist Paintstik to tone down the background.
A butterfly and some circles topped with black ink and some rub-ons.
My flowers needed more texture so I used Maya Road Kraft Layerable Flowers , blue pastel and pink gelatos for the centers.
Here is the Great Mustache Migration finished. Or so I think. I may end up tweaking some things over the next few days.
It is a far cry from the girl she was going to be, haha. I do believe you must go with what is calling to you though. Things always seem to turn out so much better that way don’t you think?