Thursday, July 24, 2014

Third Day of Class

On our 3rd and last day of class, we made monoprints on gelli plates.  Using real leaves, stencils,  fabric and paper, we created colorful backgrounds to use in our journals.
These are the happy faces of Jane's students in the 3 day workshop.  I was surprised how many ladies were from out of state who came to San Diego just for this class.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Second Day of Class

Another collaged background that I painted over with ground medium to accept watercolors.  I painted coneflowers from my garden and made a little stamp using sticky backed foam.

It is so inspiring to take a class filled with creative ladies, some of us are Jane groupies and others are new students - always a fun day.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Mixed Media Journal Class

Yesterday, I started another class with the wonderful and talented Jane LaFazio.  We created a collaged background then added watercolored paintings on the top.

3 full days of instruction and fun with Jane - PRICELESS!!!!!

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Stars and Scraps

More stars - my favorite pattern for quilts.  These paper pieced blocks are perfect for using up scraps. I am determined not to buy any new fabric for this quilt - except for more white (I will have to keep my eyes shut at the yardage shop, too many temptations!)

Friday, June 27, 2014

Week 25

I have finally caught up in my Documented Life Project weekly journal.  I have completed 25 weeks in a 9 week span - phew!!! Now I can work on each weekly challenge as they are assigned.

My poor sewing machine thinks I have deserted it and I'm itching to get back to my fabrics and quilting.

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Weekly Planner

Week 14 - write your name and embellish it.
Week 16 - photograph or draw your favorite shoes.
Week 20 - use a rubber stamp in a new way.

I am slowly getting caught up in my year long planner.  The talented ladies at Art to the 5th are very creative when it comes to choosing weekly themes for The Documented Life - I love having an "assignment" each week.

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Let's Swap

I signed up for a swap group formed from National Letter Writing Month participants.  Our first swap was "colors" and I was assigned Sarah.  She likes teals, greens and blues.  She also likes vintage items so I was lucky to find old photos on a recent trip to Texas.
Of course I had to decorate the shipping box, plain old brown is just too boring!!