I’m going to Summer Camp! Yay!

My Dutch blog friend and art teacher, Marit, is running a summer camp for arty folks, and registration is now open…


It’s a snip – 3 months of fun for a mere 15 Euros… that’s less than £5.00 a month, and look what she says about it:

You are creative …
You love mixed media…
You are a scrapbooker, an art journaler, an artist …
You’re looking for people with the same passion …
You like to share your experiences …
You’re looking for inspiration …
You want to learn new techniques …
You want to stretch your limits …

Welcome to my paper world – the place where you can play, experiment, imagine, fantasize and try new techniques!

Marit’s Paper World offers online workshops for anyone interested in art journaling and scrapbooking. This is your chance to learn new techniques, stretch your imagination and look at possibilities with fresh eyes! You learn to look with a different perspective to the world around you and to find inspiration from even the smallest things.

So, you can see what fun there will be. I am really looking forward to popping into the Dutchies’ side and seeing what they’re all up to and how they interpret challenges, etc. I think this is going to be like going on an Art-Holiday and I already love Marit’s style and sense of humour, so I have treated myself to an affordable summer online workshop that lasts 3 months, with no rigid schedule, just lots of fun and new “stuff” to do, play with and learn about… Just click on the Button for more info.  Registration is now open and we start officially on June 1st. !! 🙂

Why am I taking this one? I think because I’d like to return to doing some scrapbooking again, now and then; I’d like to learn and share more art journalling techniques and see what inspiration I am overlooking in my day-to-day life…  I also want a camera so I am going hunting for competitions to try and win myself one – wish me luck!! 😉

Where are you spending your summer months then? 😉

 

 

Art, heart & healing – II

There’s more! We have been bitten by the awesome Tam-bug! I cannot remember the last time I planned my day ahead to ensure I had more Art playtime… no, really! There are over 1000 people taking part in this awesome online course/workshop/life experience and it’s just amazing. We are in a fever of excitement already in anticipation of Lesson 2, starting tomorrow!

Anyways, here is a self-portrait that is nearer the mark to me as I am these days. The purple, blue and black hair is just wishful thinking because grey/blonde and highlights is harder to paint (for me!)!!

"Wannabe Me"!!

A WIP (work in progress), as I haven’t yet blended her hair in, etc. but I think it’s interesting to see how much I think it’s improved on the previous one – which was my first ever painted portrait. I’ll update this when she’s more finished too!!

Art, Heart & Healing

What a revelation this workshop has become – to me and to so many of us. When I signed up for the FREE 4-week art healing workshop with Tam, I had no idea how much I could/would learn…

Here’s my first therapeautic spread, in two pages of a spiral-bound journal I have “appropriated” from DD!

Having a restless soul...

I do have a restless soul, I am forever experimenting with new techniques, changing my mind… ah well, at least I can forgive myself for that now!

... and a curious mind"

I was so impressed by Hermine’s faces this week, that I knew I had to watch my videos and learn to do this. I’ve never actually painted a portrait before, but I am going to watch the video again, and read the notes again, before I do my next one! 🙂

Spill it!

I like Carmen Torbus’s work – a lot. I mean, she’s inspirational and “messy” too – gotta love messy because I identify with that. One of these days I’ll shoot a video and you can see and be amazed, that given my working conditions, I can still produce art!!!!

I want to take her online class. I’d love to take this class because it’s like a culmination of the other 2 classes I have taken with Julie Prichard – who taught me about paint, mediums and layers; who’s still teaching me about Art Journalling and who taught me to make fabulous books. They overlap a bit, and I am pretty penniless at the moment (about to lose my weekly part-time jobs, too), so if I promote “Spill It”, I get an entry into the draw to WIN this workshop…

…and then there’ll be NO stopping me!! So here’s Carmen, with a sneak peek at what she does:

VIDEO CLIP

And here’s why I want to learn this…

http://www.artfire.com/modules.php?name=Shop&op=listing&product_id=396272

I want to be able to make that kind of art. Simples… 😉