Archive for January, 2012

A picture is worth 17 syllables…

Posted in Artistic Endeavors on January 26, 2012 by Patti

Photoshop layers & haiku

Misty said in today’s lesson that photography was one of her favorite ways to entertain herself. Mine too! I am loving the photography lesson today! I’ve been playig with Photoshop for years, but I am self taught, and I’m sure I don’t know half of what it can really do. Picked up a nifty layering tip from today’s video and just had to try it out.

I am so loving Misty Mawn right now!


A Bird in the Hand

Posted in Artistic Endeavors on January 24, 2012 by Patti

I am so loving Misty Mawn‘s workshop!

We are doing assignments with drawing, painting, creative writing, journaling, and clay. Much to keep up with, but so much fun!

I have done my first sculpture ever… and I wasn’t even planning to play with the clay assignments. I had no idea I would enjoy playing with the air-dry clay so much, but this little girl was so very fun to do. I put a birdie in her hands intending to paint it blue for my mother. She loved blue birds, and when she died a family of them came to live in our yard. I always thought it was a message from her, a sign that she was ok. So, when my little girlie was dry enough to play with, I got to work in my studio with the Adirondack inks and some sponges and …

Squee!!! I love her!

I believe we are supposed to do some photography this week. Can’t wait to play with my camera a little. All this drawing and painting is a bit intimidating to me sometimes, so it will be good to wander back towards my comfort zone for a bit. Though I did really enjoy the clay…

Misty is just so inspirational. I’m sure I’ll love whatever we do going forward. I’ll be sure to keep you posted.

I love it when a plan comes together!

Posted in Artistic Endeavors on January 5, 2012 by Patti

I had planned to spend the day in my studio yesterday. I wanted to put together the new ott light I got for Christmas and get it set up by my work table. I also wanted to do another of the pre-workshop exercises that Misty gave us before class starts next week… a handmade artist journal. 

I am happy to report that I got to spend the entire afternoon puttering about the studio yesterday, and it was glorious!

What do I have to show for all of this activity? A new worklight, and a pretty spiffy journal to do my workshop practice in.

Yay studio time!