Vacation is over finally home and trying to get into my usual comfortable RUT. Whenever possible I read your blogs. It just amazed me how often there is no Wi FI or signal. So here I am. catching up with Wanderlust and "Playing Tag Art Challenge" with Roben-Marie Smith, a task I expected to complete in a couple of hours; it is now 5 hours later and completion is days down the road
this was interpreting a famous picture in this case "Manet 's Folie Bergere, using cat napkin to replace bar maid.
This week in Wanderlust the guest artist was Azoline , a fine french artist who is very organized, careful, tidy and conservative. Everything I am completely NOT. Her class, video and pdf were detailed and easy to follow. So below is what I made. She uses Yupo paper and alcohol inks, I did not have Yupo so used Rangers glossy paper for alcohol inks. really like how it turned out and plan to at least use up the alcohol inks. problem is that they are sold in sets of 3, and for me, who loves brights it means 2 drabs for every bright.
This is my work space.
This is my computer desk where I do pen work. The two items to left and center are the Tag book and square tag for day 1 & 2.
My travel journal made from class with Rae Messinger in Wanderlust it is made from interoffice envelopes( well mine are just manila.
Here is is open in the Santa Fe section.
More Wanderlust. After I stopped trying everyone and selecting I started to really appreciate this class. It Introduces teachers from all over the world and they are mostly the best. I love the classes Kasia presents and as a result i find I prefer working with small and creating fiddly little things, like books. What it lacks is a camaraderie as there is no virtual "student lounge ". No-one seems to want to truly share and discuss. So I will find other ways to meet and chat with art types. (It is 200 miles to the nearest art store like you all have, the BIG stores may have bargains and sales but other wise it is junk, floral supplies and home deco). Wanderlust is also a bargain as 52 weeks of class for $99
I used my Life Documented Journal for daily notes on the road and then wrote the travels into my journal when I reached home. Two cats bumpy roads and a small RV are not the best way to journal. Here is the binder for September
and the September divider, it was a work out for Azoline's class
So with this masterpiece of napkin art I will s close up and try to visit tomorrow as many sites as possible.