If God is the DJ, then Life is the dance floor; Love is the rhythm, and You are the music.~ Pink
A little roundup of what's been rocking my world this week...Teaching:
found poetry project we did based on my sample above.
2. I had them paint/stencil on black gesso'd playing cards (pre-pared by me at home) (thank you Seth Apter for this technique!)
3. While the cards were drying, I asked them to make a poem out of their words. They didn't have to use all of them.
4. They collaged their "found poems" on the cards.
5. They decorated them with washi tape and gel pens.
6. They sealed them with glazing medium.
Here are some of their fabulous creations!
One Little Word Journals:
Last night, I taught a class at my local craft store, Rock*Paper*Scissors and our project was making a journal like this. Some of the women picked one word to take them through the year, others had many different words. One woman just dedicated all the pages to collages about family.
It was really fun. I'm happy to say that several people immediately signed up for my upcoming class - ABC's of art journaling!
Seems like a lot of people I know are getting into teaching! Check out what's upcoming from the fabulous Marjie Kemper and Judy Shea - both teaching exciting classes in 2013.
Gelli Plate Art Envelopes:
Carolyn Dube is quickly becoming an expert in all things Gelli Plate related! Check out this cool post and video tutorial by Carolyn about how to transform your prints (and I know you have lots of them!) into envelopes!
And by the way, Carolyn will be hosting her fabulous Gelli Plate Party on her blog EVERY MONTH starting February 1!
Generous Hearts and Hands:
The generous spirits in the art community rock my world! Check out this cool art auction that Kristin and Eva at Paint Party Friday are spearheading to benefit the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School.
Speaking of generosity, have you been participating in the Creative Jumpstart hosted by Nathalie Kalbach? She has put together a stream of technique videos by amazing artists that air every day in January -- and all for free! All Nat asks for is a donation. I sent $25 and I hope everyone watching them has donated something. I can't imagine all the work and time it has taken for Nat to organize this. And Nathalie still had time to do an amazing piece for Fall Fearless and Fly (you have until 1/28 to link up to it!!) Nathalie - you rock my world!
What's been rocking your world this week? Are you teaching anywhere or have you come across a fabulous post? Share the love!
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