Did you know that I will be both speaking and teaching at The Creative Connection in September in Minneapolis? I went to this event last year and it blew my mind. I was so honored to be asked to be a part of it this year. I will tell you honestly that it was worth the trip all the way from Idaho and that I am certain that it would be worth the trip for YOU if you are looking into going to any creative events to help you along with your creative endeavors, to meet other incredible creative women, to go to fabulous classes and hear wonderful speakers and just have an over-all blast with your friends. I met so many absolutely phenomenal women last year, a few who have become close and dear friends over the last year. There will be tons of your favorite artists and designers there, as well as experts and executives in publishing, blogging, manufacturing, etc. This is seriously THE PLACE to be if you aspire to take your artistry and creative endeavors to a new place.
Ok....so...I wanted to show you some photos of the two classes I am doing.
The first one is called BRAVE GIRL SOULBOOK
This is a book that we are making out of several sheets of cardboard and gaffer tape...then collaging all over and inside of it...BUT THE MOST IMPORTANT PART OF THIS BOOK, is what is inside.
This is a book to look at on days that you forget who you are, what you want out of life, and what you are about. This will be a very fun and personal art journal that will be a sort of guidebook for your soul...to use when you are feeling lost...ya know? All of the words will be provided...and we will just be cutting and pasting (in the literal sense..with scissors and glue) what speaks to us each as individuals...you just need to bring some cut cardboard, some gaffer tape..and then a whole bunch of stuff to collage on....we will have some fun things for you too, but most of it, you will bring yourself so that it is uniquely yours....
here are some more photos of it.
Ok...the second class is called I HAVE AN IDEA Vintage Canvas
Here's the description:
"Come join me as we create this fabulous mixed media art piece to celebrate the most often spoken sentence of every creative person..."I have an idea!" Learn innovative and funky texture, background and collage techniques along with fabulous and fun techniques to make the collage your own by personalizing the edges of your deep edged canvas. A class that you will love, and an art piece you will embrace as a creative muse to take home and hang in your creative space or studio! Come join the fun!"
Here's some photos...this canvas is actually a miniature version of the HUUUUGE one that hangs in my studio...
when Jo Packham came for our Where Women Create magazine photo shoot, she fell in love with it and asked me to teach it at The Creative Connection...so I shrunk it down and made it small enough to take on a plane as a carry-on!
SOOOOOOO I hope that you will come join me!!!! You can register HERE.
And you can read all about it HERE.
It is going to be an amazing event. It will be just a few weeks after my 90 day total immersion into writing and art and my hiatus from social networking....so....I will be SO HAPPY TO SEE YOU that I will probably hug you to death!!!
Come on, join me!!!