Thursday, June 23, 2011

Thank you Joanne Rose!!! & around here lately...

Happy Thursday my friends!  I want to tell you about a very special person today: The talented Joanne Rose. I met Joanne through my online class with Misty Mawn.  As much as I love the classes I take, the friends you meet along the way really make it so incredibly special.  Joanne is a talented artist and photographer.  She's one who sees the beauty in the everyday and captures it on canvas or through the lens.  Oh and she's also tech savvy!  Thanks to Joanne I have my blog back!!!  She offered to help get me back online expecting nothing in return, just happy to support another artist.  Thank you from the bottom of my heart sweet sister. 
This blog has become such a big part of my life and I really didn't want to let go.

Life has been pretty good here, making lots of art and taking another online class.  I'ts the plaster studio workshop with Judy Wise and Stephanie Lee.  Lots of fun so far, I can see this plaster business is going to be addictive.  I'm making a big old mess over here.  Here's a few pics of what I've been working on lately.  
Sending love to you my friends!

This is Minnie.  She is now flying off to her new home in Michigan.

This little collage is Louise, I really like her! 

This is a technique I'm learning in my new class, cracked plaster on muslin.  
You're supposed to use burlap but I didn't have any so I improvised. 

Some messy plastery layers.  Just had fun adding and scratching away layers.
Is plastery a word???

this is the beginning of a faux fresco piece.  

Love Love Love playing with my new plaster tools!