Look at this detail from a piece made by CarolAnn Waugh! Fabulous, no? !! Carol and I are planning our February Mixed Media Adventures art retreat and can't wait to share these techniques with our students. Pattern, color, composition; all components of creative expression. The retreat is sold -out but we are taking a waiting list and expect some movement as the winter wears on. Please contact me if you are interested.
The process of planning a class or retreat is always joyful and challenging. We start with some questions, and a goal of presenting only no-fail technques then take lots of time to actually work out the kinks. After a few dead-ends, or results that are not up to our standards, we stumble onto something magical. It is always amazing! This time around we found the magic in simple technqiues that play beautifully together. Just like the process of painting, sculpting or any media, creating a class takes the artist/teacher thru many mysterious twists and turns. There is a lot of trust involved; and when it works we jump for joy! I adore working with Carol and combining fiber art with all the other mixed media has opened doors I never would have imagined.