Wednesday, August 07, 2013

Off the Beaten Path

I leave for Stampaway tomorrow morning but wanted to get some thoughts out before I head out of town.  I am so excited to be teaching my Tattered and Torn class on Friday.  I love to put together assymetrical designs and the happenstance of the coloration techniques for the papers.  I hope everyone enjoys it.  I am also tickled to be teaching at Simply Said on Saturday morning before heading back to St. Louis.  I love to work with USArtQuest's Studio Cloth so the class will be a fun one for me as well.  What else will be fun in Cincy?  Well, that would be Graeter's and my usual trip to Jungle Jim's, the potato bar at the preview party on Friday night, and the company of my friends.I've been frantically trying to finish a new painting to take to Cincy and I am happy to say that I did finish it this morning.  "Off the Beaten Path"  seemed to be an apt name for it since it was quite a wonky piece throughout.  Though not a real tutorial, I will put some pictures up of the layers like the last one so the process can be understood.  It still amazes me how each layer adds interest and builds into the final surface layer.

I am very happy with the outcome and even happier to debut my new line of stamps on it.  It's one of the first chances I've had to really play around with them.  They still make me smile.  They are available unmounted or mounted in my Etsy Shop.  Have a great weekend everyone!!!!