Tuesday, April 8, 2008

an art get together

i was away for 4 days meeting up with a few fellow artist. there were 8 of us that got together near atlantic city and had an art fest. it was so much fun. i laughed the entire time i was there. everyone who attended was such a delight. they all shared their art supplies as well as tips and techniques so i came home feeling really inspired. i learned how to do parchment craft. now while i had a little beginner kit everything i was doing on my own was totally wrong. i've now learned the right way and i will have to practice to see if i can come up with some art work the teacher (moggy) can be proud of. our learning piece was a little flower grouping. i used colored pencils on the back of the parchment paper to add a little color. we also learned an indian technique of sewing mirrors on to textiles. the teacher (susietex) provided hand dyed fabric and yarn. i didn't get to finish what i started, as evidenced by that long thread, but as you can tell i really need to learn how to balance the tension of my yarn. it's actually pretty hard to keep the tension even. we also learned some watercolor techniques and carved some of our stamp designs.


  1. love the parchment paper card and the sewing mirrors in process.

    re: my online workshop pieces; they're yours! you know me, i can just nit-pick them apart.

  2. So kewl Roc......I'm so glad I got to meet you. You're such a wonderful chick and a real treasure.
    Love and Hugs, Dar