This is a beaded purse!!!!!!!
Sunday, November 27, 2011
Saturday, November 26, 2011
I always love going down to spend a little time in Green Valley,Arizona...just south of Tucson...where my Dad still owns a house.....I love the colors of Arizona,with all the Mexican influence.....
|Ah...if only I had brought a larger suitcase1|
|I love Day of the Dead artwork!!!! Next October I am going to a town in Mexico called San Miguel de Allende for a one week art class,where,where,with 4 different teachers, we will be making a book that will incorporate Day of the Dead artwork;we will actually BE there for the Day of the Dead celebrations!!!Cannot wait!!!|
|Bizarre but cool!|
|LOVE the blue shutters|
|I am going to sketch these in a journal...|
|Note the "visitor" on the wall to the left! UGH!|
I took these next two pix for my friends Pattie out in Washington and Teri in New York..... they are both cowgirls at heart!
The fabulous,gorgeous and oh so talented Laura Carson! Laura and I have been trading artwork for many years now,but had never met in person. We met this trip halfway between Green Valley and where she lives,north of Phoneix. We had a very nice,yummy lunch and chat...it was really wonderful to finally get to meet her in person! We exchanged artwork as little gifts....below is the French themed ATC she gave me! Of course I love it! Thanks again Laura!
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
I found these GORGEOUS mums yesterday...wowowowee! I've never seen them planted together like this,combining all 3 of my favorite journaling colors,burnt orange,purple and green!!! Also got a beautiful decortive cabbage...love those! I am still sketching almost everyday,à la Jane LaFazio,keeping it simple but fun...
Monday, October 17, 2011
Jill gave us all a luscious,leather portfolio to put all of our creations in....I added an old key from a hardware store in Orvieto.Lastly, a huge GRAZIE MILLE to Bill and Kristi for their passion and organization and kindness...to Jill for her talent,patience and humor...and to all my fellow students for being just plain wonderful to be with!
With a heavy high and such wonderful memories.....arrivaderci...til next time!
Sunday, October 16, 2011
So,Jill provided us with what she called a "cast of characters",12 different Roman
gods that she felt pertained most to Umbria. We then roamed the town of Orvieto,hunting and gathering ephemera,taking pictures,sketching,thinking...then we came back to the classroom and made collages of our choices.Here are my classmates' collages...all so different and all wonderful...
I admit,I was a woman possessed,and actually did 9!!!I am really happy with most of them...
This is the goddess Vesta,of hearth,flame,eternity...the "mosaics" are photos of the cobblestones taken by one of my classmates,cut up...there is cut up stationery,a transparency I drew on,a "gold coin",a town street with names I made up in French representing my current state of life...
This is Mars,the god of War...a sketch of him,a dove of peace, Luke,the bull(because I thought tht he looked like he would belong to Mars!) was a transfer...more mailbox rubbings...teabags...an Orvieto map...paper scraps...and a string and wax seal from the stationery I bought...
This is the first plein air drawing I ever did...you saw the photos of us overlooking thi landscape...I used my new favorite word,Italianicious, as a "crop"...the paint "swatches" are colors I feel represent Umbria, and are labeled in Italian...
There will be one last post tomorrow.