Tuesday, March 8, 2011

I Heart Faces...Photo Challenge: Best Face of February 2011

I entered this photo because it's not only my favorite for February, but my favorite for many reasons. This was E's first dance with her Daddy, in her first big girl styled dress, with her big girl hairstyle and she was LOVING it! You can tell by the smile on her face...she was feeling confident! Sassy and Seven!

Monday, March 7, 2011

Week 2, SheArt Workshop...so much more to learn...

So I jumped into the first week's assignment and had so much fun trying out all the new techniques that Christy taught us via online class. I was able to make two basic girls, and am working on my third. This week's lesson is more about adding details, textures, etc. I'm sure I have lots to learn...wish me luck!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Canvas, paint and textures...oh my!

So my first ever mixed media art class started yesterday, and since it is online, we watch the video when we have time. The best time for me, is when the kids are at school. I can watch it, take notes, and really pay attention. I enjoyed several hours of that yesterday, but then the rest of the day, all I could think about was ART! Art, and ART! My mind was like a lovesick girl, except I was dreaming of new art products I was introduced to earlier that day! I can tell that I am going to love this style. It's an eclectic, let go, do it how you want kind of art. There are no major rules, no mistakes, "make it work" kind of style! I learned all about textures, layering, India inks, wax pastels, spray inks, gesso, modeling paste, and all kinds of technique on how to use many of these items. Ordering online is the best way to get many of these art supplies, so Mr. UPS and I are going to become fast friends! (shhh...we already are...) So, if you have not heard from me in awhile you know where to find me...in the ArT LoFt upstairs...