Saturday, February 07, 2009

Vita Art Party: Greeting Cards

Friday before last, Melissa and I taught at Vita's first monthly Art Party. This is an event Mary (Vita's owner) conceived to get arty folk together to mingle, party, and create. She provided snacks and wine and music, and 15 of us had a ball making some unique greeting cards.

Melissa was able to snap a few photos, but I was too busy teaching everyone how to do heat embossing. I love teaching this, as it seems magical to the uninitiated!

Thursday, February 05, 2009

Amazing Altered Photos and Postcards!

Last Monday was the second in the Altered Mondays series I'm teaching at Vita, and I was so impressed by the amazing results the students got with their photos and postcards. They loved the techniques and would have gone on creating late into the night if I hadn't packed up my materials and gone home!

Altered Mondays

Two Mondays ago, I began teaching a series of six classes at Vita Art Center we're calling "Altered Mondays." In the first class, we altered various papers, including sheet music, ledger paper, maps, and book pages. I didn't get any good photos of the finished papers (bummer!), but I did get a few of my students and the tons of supplies I hauled to class.

Wednesday, February 04, 2009

I Own a Jean Angle Original!

My friend Jean, whose work I have admired for several years now, took one of my failed collages and created this amazing work of art, which now hangs in my living room!

The only thing that remains of my original collage is those arches in the lower center. And Jean even made the monk's face and hands from paper clay and used lots of copper to go with my living room decor. I LOVE this!

Valentine Magnets

Just a few magnets I made to sell at Made in Ojai. They're made using UTEE, shrink plastic, and various coloring methods. Somehow I slipped these in between class preparations.