As we welcome the summer solstice tomorrow, I am immersed in fun new mixed media adventures in my little art haven. I have so much fun rearranging all my stash... always looking for a better way to keep things I use most--right at my fingertips.
I ADORE trying new products and I often do sample the newest things that art pals recommend, or those I read about on my favorite blogs. It is a rush to get new "toys", but lately I have been having a blast "swatching" all my markers, crayons, and sprays. Getting a sample down on paper is a fantastic way to really "see" what I have... Packaging can be deceiving as to true color. So now I have all my samples on cute little rings... Choosing colors for future projects will be so much easier with these little jewels at the ready.
I am taking two of Joanne Sharpe's delightful classes. My lettering can always use some pizzazz,
so LETTER LOVE is a wonderful exploration into play with all kinds of alphabets. Here's one of my first letter entries...
I'm also loving another of Joanne's online classes-- Color Love 101. Exploration with many kinds of color media is right up my alley. Here is the title page of my Color Lovin' journal.
Today I also began the new journal class by the delightful Teresa McFayden. Her newest class is ART JOURNALISTA. Day one has been such fun... and I can't wait to see how it unfolds. I have taken almost every class Teresa has taught and she is always a favorite... such a talent, and so sweet to boot!
I know I have lots on my "art plate" this summer... but that's just the way I like it. I also have my KINDLE charged and ready for some exciting summer reading. Here's hoping you're having fun with some summer pursuits, too!