Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Mingled Elements Class

What a fantastic time Jen and I had in AZ. It started at the Trunk show were I bought this from DJ: and this from Deryn. I just love my pieces. Then Saturday, we started working on our canvases. Here is my first progression. Looks like crap huh? Then it went to this: Then to this: DJ is such an incredible teacher. I learned alot from her painting techniques. Even Jen learned to paint and it didn't look like the hideous Bride of Frankenstein ATC she had done a few months ago. I was pretty proud of her! There were a couple of times that she wanted to give up and I pushed her along and she finished! Sunday was Deryn's teaching time. She is so sweet. We learned how to make all kinds of curly Q's and the birds nest and little dangles. She taught us wire techniques too. Very useful. We reunited with old friends, like Rena who was at the Art Nest. And we met new ones, like Cindy, Donna, Tanya and Maija, and Bridget,Kathy, Jenny, Nelly & Angie. Every one was so nice. Each persons project turned out so different, as every body put their own spin on it. If the class ever comes open again, sign up! You won't regret it. So finally, here is my finished piece. I am happy with it. No it's not perfect, but I learned so much during this class, I will use it as a stepping off point. Can't wait to paint again!

12 comments:

Nerissa said...

Oh what fun! I love your work & the work you bought. Your pieces look amazing! I wanna take a Deryn class!
Nerissa

KayEllen said...

Great art work! Love all the wire wrapping!

Thanks for showing your treasures:)

kayellen

Robyn said...

Oh I so enjoyed looking at your photogtaphs and feeling the creative buzz.

* mY fRiEnDs cALL mE Rella * said...

Yippeeee...I so hoped you would post today. Your piece really came out quite dashing my friend.......and Jen's is pretty amazing if she never painted at all before. Kudos to you both. I also love the pieces your purchased. Fabulouso all in all. I can tell you that I am mondo beyondo excited about both of dj's classes at AU and feel very lucky to have both.

Keep up the good work.......and see you soon!
xo Rella

Catherine said...

I think you did a great job. There seems to be a lot to learn in that class. I am laughing at the word you put into your wire in the last shot. Toil. That means there is a lot of work ahead. Right?

But for now, ready for some more fun?

Deryn Mentock said...

I'll say it again, just beautiful Cindy!

Lynn said...

I am always just so proud of my CREATIVE sisters work....I am in awe of your talent...........

Debbie Egizio said...

Looks like so much fun! Wonderful creations and finds! Thanks for sharing!!

Nellie said...

Ok, I was one of the lucky ones to have been in class with you and I have to tell you, your piece is awesome... Thanks for sharing it with others too.

Melissa M said...

Oh, it looks like you had such an awesome time. Love your finished piece. the wire work around your project is cool.

kerrip said...

Cindy,
Wow, I've missed sooooo much on your blog these past few weeks. This piece is fabulous -- even the beginning stages that you thought were not. I am just in absolute awe of your creation. Love love love this. I've not had a lot of art making time, but tomorrow I go to a friend's house in the country for a day and overnight of art and this has totally inspired me!!! Great job!!!

Jenny said...

It was fun meeting you too.
Jenny