Sunday, June 29, 2014

Sunday Weekly Wrap-Up

The past few weeks have been busy with writing and tutoring. Daily art has
 not happened. But I did complete a few projects, including a fun workshop at the Arthouse Studio here in Cambridge. Karen, the owner, is a wonderful teacher and with only 3 students, we had lots of individual attention.

Stencil Course
The course was  using stencils in different ways on a canvas. Although I use stencils a lot with gelli printing (which I haven't done in ages!, I hadn't used them so deliberately in a piece, and definitely not on a canvas.
We used the stencils in several layers to create a background. Then  we added a focal point. It was enjoyable and relaxing.

Summer Vision Board
Last weekend I completed my summer vision board. I haven't made a full moon dreamboard the past couple of months, but I like to focus on the season ahead. Again, I am focusing on 3 areas: health, art and writing.
The flower background was scrapbook paper I had that I just love.

ICAD Challenge
Although I have completed a number of cards, I tend to do them several at a time. This is my latest batch. I am trying to use up my gelli paper scraps. These simple collages will eventually be backgrounds for other projects.

Writing almost daily has been my goal for the past while. I am finishing up a non-fiction course for picture books with Kristen Fulton and I love it! I am revising my script and eventually, we have all been given the chance to have it read by an agent. How awesome is that! Still have a ways to go though before it's ready.

We were in Stratford last weekend and had a chance to wander along the river and the grounds of the Festival theatre. Here are a few shots of swans and flowers:

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Melissa French - The More With Less Mom said...

Your stencil card came out so pretty! Thanks for sharing. Hello from Inspire Me Monday!

masha said...

I love your vision board! I also photographed swans and flowers last weekend. :)

Susan Carol said...

I like your stencil backround with those bold black flowers - its really effective. I'll bet it was loads of fun. Love your photos and gelli backrounds too.