The turn out for classes has been great, from what I have heard it exceeded Interweave's expectations. I have heard they are definitely doing it again next year, time and location is yet to be determined. So if you didn't make it this year, get ready for next year, you won't want to miss it!
My first day of the retreat was spent taking a class, something I rarely do, and I am so glad I did. I took Alisa Burke's Living Large class which was painting on raw canvas or muslin in her graffiti mixed media style. I am so envious of people who paint loosely and with a lot of gesture and passion. My painting style tends to be very controlled and illustration like, so this was a great "get out of your box day" for me. Make sure to go to Alisa's blog to see lots of fabulous pictures of student work.
It was really fun seeing my friend Kelli Perkins in class too!
Kelli worked on 4 pieces!
The photo above is my canvas at the half way point, after getting the canvas covered with color and a few paper images added. It is all about adding layers of paint, stamps, stencils, writing, drawing with sharpies and more paint. By the end of class it looked like this.
I will keep adding to this peice, because I don't think it's quite done, it is about 3' x 6'. It was soooo much fun!
Tonight, I am teaching Tea and Ephemera, hopefully I will have more photos for you tomorrow.