Thursday, November 04, 2010
Here's a tasty little appetizer of plaster and wax for you; one of the pieces Stephanie and I created and one of the images in the book which is now up for pre-order on Amazon. Pinch me - I'm an author!
The main reason I wanted to post right away is to let you know that the class is filled for November and a couple of lists are started for December and January. I may be doing this for a few more months into next year so if you are still interested in some real deep one on four wax instruction in my studio, let me know at firstname.lastname@example.org and I'll add you to the roster.
Some of these pages I did at Journalfest and some at home. They are pretty scrappy and normally I'd keep them to myself but what the hey.
Juliana Coles had us collage ourselves as Brides of Frankenstein with animal parts and people parts. I'm a person-fish-dog hanging out in the boneyard. It was fun.
Yesterday we had 70 degrees here in Portland and I was able to go to "Collage Garage" in sandals and a short sleeved tee. We haven't even had a frost yet. It was fun meeting with the girls and playing.
I'm kind of besotted with carbon paper tracing right now after Juliana's class exercise. Have always loved Darger's Girls and have done some in my own style over the years but this was the first time I did a giant frog.
Loss and sorrow are part of the journey too. Carol Parks on her site posted the quote, "Life is good even when it isn't".
I feel closer to magic and possibility than I did before Journalfest. Something about the transformation of Halloween, when we have the opportunity to see through the veil and sense the mystery, you know? I used to think I knew what reality was but now, and with the recent discoveries showing that time and space is likely a hologram, I'm seriously lost. Or found. Wrapped in the mystery.
One last spooky page. A friend wrote this morning saying she was going shopping for an umbrella and I had to smile. Surely this is our last glowing day of sunshine and color. Enjoy it all. xo