Thursday, November 19, 2009

A Creative Wellspring Has Burst!

Wow! Three letters that don't really express how incredible I feel right now! I began an on-line course with Misty Mawn on Saturday, November 14, 2009 (Painting Layers) and let's just say, ..... something finally clicked!

I have been playing with mixed media for about 6 years now, but things just didn't fall into place in a manner that I was satisfied with. Suddenly, something has broken through, and thanks to Misty's "teaching style", and timing, I suppose, I am beginning to feel so much more comfortable with this "layer" work. I have been doing variations of layering with my watercolours, but the transparency does not yield the same results as acrylic.

Misty has also introduced us to so many other things. Polyvore, for example. I just uploaded one of the collages that she suggested we might try to play with. It is a good exercise in design. She, of course, is a design pro! Did I say she was amazing?

If you google her, Misty Mawn, you will find all sorts of amazing links about her.

OK, it's 1:38 am. Since the weekend course began, I've been getting to bed at 2:00 and 3:00 AM!!!!


Monday, November 2, 2009

It's Fall!!! A Time to invest in the great indoors....

Here it is, November 2nd, 2009. I cannot believe all of the exciting things I have lined up for this month! I am teaching a one-day course in Edmonton, for the Edmonton Calligraphy Guild on "Beautiful Backgrounds". And for my birthday, I registered for Misty Mawn's first on-line course - "Painted Layers"!!! I am soooooo excited! It starts on November 13th and goes for a month. I love her work so very much. Her blog, which I have followed for some years, inspires me. I feel like she's a kindred creative spirit. You can check out her blog at:

Well, I just wanted to see if anyone is still out there! (Sam,..... can you reach me?)

Wishing you all a lovely day tomorrow.



PS. Here's a favourite quote - Native american saying

"We have not inherited the earth from our fathers, we are borrowing it from our children."

Walk softly .....