Been bitten by the paper crafting bug and am now offering card making workshops. Below are some photos of the first three classes I held this week. What fun!
First ever Joan's card class - everyone jumped right in and got to work.
And a great job was done by all!
The next day two more classes were held...
It's a game of musical chairs - as people finished one card they moved onto another chair to create a new design.
Details, details, details - and great concentration!
But time out for a smile...
and to share the latest pictures of grandchildren...
and to just catch up with old friends one hasn't seen in awhile.
Hope to see everyone again next month, and some new faces, too - check out the Card Class Schedule under the CLASSES tab. Here's a sneak peak at one of February's cards:
The bazaars are over, at least for me. Hope you had the opportunity to come by and see my table. Here are some of the places I was -
Gladstone: John Wetten Elementary School
Oregon City High School
proceeds support the Oregon City High School Wrestling Team
Bilquist Elementary School-
profits benefit the Bilquist PTA
Human Solutions is a non-profit agency in east county that is in it's 25th year of helping low-income and homeless families build pathways out of poverty. If you are looking for a worthwhile endeavor to help support you might consider them. You can find out more information at their website: www.humansolutions.org.
One of my students is on their board and approached me about adding some artwork to the walls of their office building. Human Solutions' volunteer art comittee canvassed the area for local artists to add artwork to their office walls representative of the diversity of the people they seek to serve. Below are pictures of what we came up with. The work was done on September 23rd by two of my students, Carla and Jana, and myself.
This was our challange: camaflouge the electrical panals the took up a 4 foot by 4 foot space in the middle of one of the office area walls. Note: everyone else got to work on canvas in their own private art studios - we "got to" work on a very stationary wall!
I was impressed with the fire department - they said we could paint on it - just couldn't hang anything over it - the doors had to be readily accessible.
First we needed a plan...
I painted a mock-up that was submitted to the art committee and it was approved. So we taped it to the wall next to the panels and went to work.
And so it began...
You can see that I had a LOT of help!
As you can also see - we ALL had fun!
June 9, 2012
We met at 8:30 a.m. at the Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church in SE Portland. The room we were given was normally used for young children. Who knew it was so difficult to adjust the height of an "adjustable" table? Finally we got them up to adult height, then ran downstairs to get "big people" chairs!
MarJean Krupp, Master One-Stroke Painter, from Seattle area led a 10 hour workshop teaching a group of 8 women how to paint large format flowers on 30 x 40 inch canvases. Below are pictures of our progress throughout the day.
Backgrounds were done ahead of time to give us more time to work on the large flowers. Some of us did poppies, some did calla lilies.
Jana and Chris above start work on their poppies as Gerri, right, works on her lilies.
Intense concentration was not uncommon today as demonstrated by Brandie.
MarJean points out the "pouty" lip of the poppy petal
MarJean and the Poppy Ladies: Joan, Jana and Chris
MarJean and the Lily Ladies: Kathy, Dee, Sharon, Brandie and Gerri.
And a good time was had by all...