Well............ definitely worth the hour's drive in rush hour traffic from the NW Valley!!!!
Today I took Cathy Taylor's Happy Endings Rescue Collage which is featured in the Nov/Dec '07 issue of Cloth Paper Scissors magazine. It's funny, but two of the classes I am taking are featured in this one issue!! Must be kizmet..... anyhoo...... I loved the class and Cathy was extremely knowledgeable and helpful. The best collage classes are the ones where you can get the teacher's perspective on your work. It was great that there were only 8 of us in the class, we got to spread out and got a lot of Cathy's attention. She did two great demos and I learned several techniques (if only I could remember to lay down gel medium....... duh!) that I will be using a lot in the future. I love that we got to rip apart books to place into collages. I love the 3-D elements and the earthy, stringy, grungy look of the torn books. Being a tactile person, this was right up my alley. Below is Cathy with her "tiara."
Cathy with me and one of my collage pieces.
I ended up with three pieces that I am happy with. This in itself is unusual for two reasons: there usually isn't enough time to finish because classes can be process-heavy OR I hate what I have worked on and just shove it aside with the intention of finishing "later." This is one of the few times I was actually inspired to complete a product, and not only that....... but three pieces!!
happy weekend! -
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