February 27 - March 3, 2014
An Artful Journey is a fabulous, all-inclusive, 3-day retreat held in the Santa Cruz mountains of Northern California. I'll be teaching a journal workshop with painted photos, a book bag, and loads of fun, mixed media technique. Come join the fun!
April 4 - 6, 2014 Come visit beautiful Florida in the spring! I'll be teaching a 3 day journal workshop at Everything Scrapbook & Stamps in Lake Worth, Florida. We'll have fun painting photos and creating a journal.
Workshop in Bruges, Belgium. Stay Tuned for details! ***********This 2014 workshop has been postponed. Don't give up though... the coordinator is working hard to make it happen in 2015! ***********
I'm SO excited about teaching in Belgium! It will include photo walks in Bruges (Belgium's Little Venice of the North) where we'll explore, photograph and soak up the ambience of this beautiful city. We'll then paint and create with our photos and make an art journal filled with wonderful Belgium memories.
October 23-26, 2014 Come take a workshop with me at Donna Downey Studios in Huntersville, North Carolina! We'll go on a photo walk, print some of the photos that we take, then paint on them, and create something fabulous. I'm not sure of the details yet, but as soon as I know, I'll let you know!
The book I posted yesterday is on the way to its new home today, and I thought you might like to see it all dressed up and ready for the journey. I made the bookbag from upholstery fabric and embellished the flap with vintage yo-yos, lace, and an old button. The flower was created from a yo-yo and has a needle punched center.
I fused some fabric in the heat press this past weekend, and used a piece of it in the book, and another to make a card.
Here's the back. The spine is part of an old leather glove.
I stamped the blank section in the center of the card with some circles in a sage color, but thought of it after I had photographed it. It's already in the mail, but you can imagine them on the right of the page next to the swirly fabric.