Happy Birthday, Brent!
Saturday, March 8, 2014
Last Sunday, Julie, Mark and I went to see Phantom at the Cadillac Palace Theatre. It was a birthday present for me, given in November.
Who knew it would be such a snowy winter, but we made it!
It was wonderful! Wonderful voices! Wonderful costumes!
I was fortunate to see it in London, but I will never tire of the music.
Back to the south side for dinner at Mark's favorite, Capri.
Ooops...guess I forgot to take photos of the delicious food.
One more picture of Julie and Mark afterward, before we hurried to the car. A lovely day!
Thursday, March 6, 2014
Making more papers today; getting ready to begin new collages next week!
Coffee-staining. Always love that!
Mostly everyone made it despite the weather, and we do have several on vacation enjoying some place warm...
and then we did paste paper. Need to take more pictures of finished papers! They all turned out beautiful.
Lora Lee brought her last collage in for some final critique. Lovely!
And another finished one by Bernie! Lovely again!
Tuesday, March 4, 2014
Monday's collage class and it was their turn to make "paper towel paper".
Cynthia and Mary dreaming up some Spring colors!
We were thinking everything from flowers to sunrises and sunsets.
Cynthia's winter collage completed and artist's tape cut off for a nice white border.
and Mary's lovely winter garden to look back on and remember this snowy year.
Saturday, March 1, 2014
Friday, February 28, 2014
On Wednesday, I brought lots of paper towels and acrylics to class. We had a paper towel painting session to get ready to create a springtime collage this session.
I liked these Scott 1-ply paper towels with the nice lines for texture, and with them being 1-ply, they didn't need to be pulled apart.
Making about three small cups of acrylic washes, you just crumple the paper towel (I tore about three sheets together) and dip it into the three different colors...
Then lay it on a piece of freezer paper, let it dry a little, and then stamp, using tools and rubber stamps, with somewhat heavier acrylic paint (very little water added) applied to the stamp/tool with a sponge brush, using a Styrofoam plate as a palette. This worked well.
When completely dry, iron it flat. Nice paper for collage! I think I see those Buttercups!
Monday, February 24, 2014
Cynthia is recreating a very special scene.
This is her first collage and it's wonderful!
There's a very special line of poetry hidden among the trees.
Mary is doing a wonderful job with recreating a very special place in her winter garden. A transfer, on the right, will come off soon to reveal a lovely addition to her collage.
Lora Lee came by for a make-up class and is also recreating a beautiful spot in her garden. The photograph that she took and is working from is beautiful to frame too, but this collage has earned a frame for sure.