Back from a delicious trip to Portland for Art and Soul. Took a b-zillion pics because there is soooo much eye candy up there in the pacific northwest...let's start with my classes!
Moi and Ms. Ann Baldwin, author of this wonderful book . Ann told us this was her Last Mixed Media Class EVER because she was going to pursue her photography career. I have taken a number of Last Classes Ever and am wondering why that is..in any case, the class was informative and fun and a good warm-up.
Saturday's class was Michael deMeng . i decided it was imperative that I figure out this whole assemblage craze that has been totally intimidating me. What a great time. Michael is a sought after teacher and I can see why - he's great.
My finished pieces. Michael commented that I was a bit of a rebel and didn't use his color palette. I don't think he has any idea the extent to which I controlled myself!
Sunday and Monday was DJ Pettitt's class. I am an avid reader of her blog and was so excited to land a spot in this sold-out class. DJ is a talented artist and a creative, gentle soul...oh, and did I menton she is also a dedicated pet mom to Tula?
And now for something totally different but Portland related, of course...Misha and the pricey pet-boutique toy I brought home for her and Puzzle...
Some more random Portland pics to complete this post...
I was drooling!
bowling balls as lawn art
flower pot on porch
I was there but now I'm back - more pics soon. Meanwhile...Live The Creative Life!