Thursday, April 1, 2010

Collage Up a Storm: A Path To Her Madness

I hosted one of my Collage Up a Storm classes on Wednesday night. I had six people register, but only five were able to attend. Within that five, I had one woman bring her 12-year old granddaughter and Bobbie, a huge supporter and taker of my classes, brought a guy friend! Other than my husband Howard taking one of my classes, Gabe was the first guy I have ever had in class -- and I think he had a great time.

If you recall, I was having camera troubles a couple of weeks ago because I had purchased a new camera and didn't know how to use it. Well, I finally read the manual and have kind of been getting the hang of the touch screen and the many functions and gadgets my new Nikon S70 has to offer. Unfortunately, I must have touched something on the screen unintentionally because when I got home to download my class photos, only six photos had recorded. Damn it. I'm sorry, Sheral, but the photo of your collage did not turn out; if you send me a photo, I'd love to post it.

Thanks, Sheral, for sending me a photo of your beautiful collage!

Because the process we use for this class is random and quickly paced, I like to play along so I can better gauge how much time we have for each step (I pull slips of paper out of a golden vessel with each slip of paper having one word written on it guiding us with what to do next, i.e., paint, smudge, draw, scratch, photo . . . etc.). This technique for doing collage is from Sally Jean Alexander's book, Pretty Little Things. (This is my piece below, done in my visual journal.)


Destree said...

Looks like another fun class, with crazy-beautiful results! Nicely done class!

Tory Brokenshire said...

Boy that looks like a fun class. And I love the looks of your journal, all that color.

Anonymous said...

what a fun class! love the prompts... great for when i'm stuck. thanks for sharing!! Vicki

Bobbie said...

I love mine! And Gabe had an utterly fun fun time....even being so young, art had escaped him. He definitely wants to take more of your classes.