This is my day to do nothing or anything I want. No guilt. So what do I love doing on my one, special day? I love showing and telling. Here is my latest journal page above with a new stencil I cut of my sister Sandi. The version I like best is the negative orange one that I got by rubbing the wet stencil on a piece of white paper. I like all the accidental blips and blotches.
I went to Leighanna Light's workshop on Sunday with a half-dozen delightful women at Innerstandings Studio. I'm not really an assemblage girl; have a few doo-dads in drawers but have never quite known what to do with them. Leighanna has changed all that for me. Oh, dear, more junk. Now I'll be bent over picking up rusty things too like most of the artists I know. Gosh we had a great time.
I sat next to Nicole who I met in one of Katie's classes last year. I love getting to know more artists from our area.
And Dayna took my journaling class in December; she came up from Salem with her friend Vicki.
This is my gooey gel-y project drying under a light bulb during lunch. I didn't have a clue what I was doing so I just glued stuff on with a little faith that it might come together in time.
Vicki came to the class from Astoria. I didn't take nearly as many photos as usual so I missed a few classmates but we all laughed and had a great time and Leighanna is a terrific, relaxed and reassuring teacher and a funny, interesting woman as well. Who else dreams of Osama b-L as another one of her 'loser' boyfriends? That cracked me up!
After the workshop I tooled over to my daughter's house for a family dinner and Birthday celebration. Every moment of the evening was sublime. My treasured, beloved children and their families and my gorgeous grandson. Oh, the love and fullness.
Sky gave me the ultimate Skelly - I can just see him doing the shuffle off to Buffalo. Thank you my friends for the Birthday wishes and for stopping by. In my next post I'll show you how my canvases from Leighanna's class turned out.