Wednesday, September 29, 2010

'Rock' it out

So I spent some time playing with air drying clay. This was the first time really.

I've used Scupley before(the oven bake kind), and even took a few traditional pottery classes in college..

This stuff is super cool.. of course it probably isn't as rock hard set and sturdy as the traditional stuff.. but it IS just as fun.

Through a prompt from an online course I am taking.. I rocked out some Rocks..

Yes, you're probably thinking, just like my sweetie was.. Why would I make Rocks out of Clay?

Well.. Why not? A very non-threatening form.. making it easy to not fear 'perfection'.

I made a little family of 4 rocks. Making them all progressively smaller.

After playing with making some rocks.. I went old school.. remember rolling clay into long 'snakes'?

Well that is SO not easy. How did I do this when I was little?! My ropes did not turn out circular, moreso oval-ish. Maybe since we had weak little hands this came easier when we were little..

But after much diligence, I had enough coils to make a container.

Here are all the pieces mostly dried out:

After much deliberating.. I found a 'theme' for my rocks.. retro-ish.. well, for those who know me, that is noo surprise. I'm all about painting stuff Loud and Patterns..

However, incorporating that look into my household could use some help.. ha.

My little rock family all dolled up.. I am in love with them.. <3

This little dear will probably hold my long brushes.. since I doubt it's waterproof.. ha.

So.. go have some fun with some clay.. It's ok to be messy sometimes..

Friday, September 17, 2010

Have you heard??!

Ok - so here's my special shout out for the amazing class I am soooo excited for!

Dirty Footprints Studio has been rocking some awesome classes lately.. Personally I enjoyed rocking out BIG in Fearless Painting: BIG during the summer. And even joined in on the Art Journal Love Letters workshop and make some juicy juicy journal pages using some tips and techniques it offers.

BUT.. today..

I'm here to talk about...

Drum Roll....

21 Secrets.

What is this? Only probably the most awesome sounding oober juicy creative heart explosion out there!!

Can you tell I'm excited??

We're talking 21 Artists.. 21 Art Journaling Secrets baby!!

Where can you read more about this? Why right HERE.

Who's featured?

  1. Well the hostest with the mostest Connie from Dirty Footprints Studio, of course.. I'm sure she will have LOTS more to inspire us all as she has been doing alll freaking summer!! Wooo!
  2. There's also a few ladies I took BIG with taking on the Teacher role.. Tracie Hanson, Lisa Wilson, Lis Hofmann, Tami Chacon.. These ladies were wonderfully inspiring through BIG so I can't wait to see what they have in store for this worky shopy.
  3. And my curiousity is also with Sarah Whitmore.. whom I have been peeking at through the Yahoo Soul Journaling group..
So.. scoot your little self over to the Dirty Footprints Studio on MONDAY, Sept 20. to sign up for this feast of creativity they are unleasing on us all!!