Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Pictures and Workshop

Hello,,I am so excited today!  I found a free Workshop that is being taught by Traci Bautista. It is being sponsered by Strathmore which makes quite a bit of Artist Supplies.  I love all of their Paper and brushes!   It's pretty much do at your own pace and no pressure to rush.  She has videos posted and also you can download the instructions too.  I Love her Art,,it's really colorful!

Here is a link to the Work Shop if your interested.  They actually have 3 free workshops they are offering. The other two are "watercolor sketching"This begins in March. (which I plan to do too as I Love working with watercolors)  and "Force Drawing"  which begins in May.  I am going to try to do it also.   Hey,,I Love any thing that is free!

I have been working on several things right now.  That's the way I am,,I can't have just one project at a time,,I have to have several going at once,,lol.  This is a peek at one of the projects.

I have been painting on my gourds.  Every summer I plant several rows of birdhouse gourds.  I let them dry outside on my deck during the winter.  By spring I start the prep work on them.  I will go into that more when I start working on the newest batch.   I Leave some of them Natural and varnish and place in all the trees around my house.  But others I paint with White Gesso and start designing with my Fantasy Flowers that I   love to create and paint.  After they are painted the are varnished, but they don't go outside.  I have one hanging in my greenhouse and I have given a few a way.  (of course I didn't make pictures of those,,,kicking myself,,got to get better on that aspect)  I will try to get a picture of the one in my greenhouse that is complete.   I Love to design and create on different surfaces.  

I did my Senior Photography session Friday afternoon.  Here are a few pictures of that session.  

Mandy is a very beautiful and sweet young lady.  Her Mom is a close friend of mine too.  It has been giving me a lot of practice and helping me decide if I really want to go Professional with my Photography.  Right now, I don't think I will be able to as I will have my Sweet Granddaughter here by April.  Her Mommy and Daddy are living with us right now and she will be staying here too. But you know I will be getting alot of baby photography practice in when she makes her arrival. So excited!!!!
Well, I am off to work in some art and then going out to eat with daughter and her hubby.  Hope every one has a Great Day!


Janet said...

I'm doing Traci's free workshop, too. I love her style and have taken a doodle class with her. Strathmore has been offering some fun workshops. I did three last year.

Rosa said...

We're getting our mojo back, girl! How fun! I'm going to have to look into classes once I finish everything that needs to be done around the house and family. So behind here! Hey, at least we're blogging again!!

Rosa said...

Love the new look! I'm working on mine. Ugh. One more day!

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Jeanie said...

Welcome back! I have to check out the free workshops -- this looks fun!

PEA said...

Somehow when God was giving out talent, what he gave me certainly wasn't in the drawing or painting category! lol About all I can manage is draw stick figures!! hehe I'm always so impressed with your art work and so in awe that you even paint gourds. I'm sure you will enjoy the free workshops:-)

You did really well with the Senior photography session, love all the pictures. xoxo