Wednesday, January 4, 2012
Wednesday night and continued work with colored pencils s
Thank you Abby and Justin for coming down for another lesson in burnishing with colored pencils to move forward to playing with fragile pastels and using the blunt paper tip tool the torichon , (spelling?) brushes, fingers, and then layers of pastel on top of pastels. I share a couple of special sketchbook and pastel resource books and we experimented with numerous colors and subjects. Everything from soft kittens and puppies to a sea turtle swimming in the oceans. The most difficult part of this lesson is requiring the person to study and really see their subject. We will finish up next week and discussed making some funky 6 inch rulers and transforming them into bookmarks for their school assignments and favorite latest reads. I have just ordered a new one...The Hunger Games...the older students are thrilled to be able to read the trilogy and see the upcoming movie being released in March 2012. I received the new Jenny Doh book The Creative Pilgrimage. This book is a fun exploration of Artful Gatherings and Discovery of Innovative Art Techniques with several artist. I have five friends coming in soon and wanted to sprinkle some new information into the afternoon of hot tea and friendship! I have ordered Seth Apter's newest book but I have not heard anything about the release date. Seth is a very generous artist who has organized many wonderful collaborations for artist from around the globe!
Today I organized a few more boxes and hopefully tomorrow I will complete this objective and make a small canvas assemblage for a gift for Tina and her son. I am hopefully able to complete the proposal so I can set up a meeting with the board for the beginning of the work process. The sun came out today and warmed the winter temperatures but unfortunately I could not stay awake in the middle of the night to see the meteor showers...I was told the overcast skies prevented this shower of meteors from our visibility. I saw a great video presentation on The White Wolf blog spot along with the Northern Lights video that will inspire you to the end of the galaxy with the waving dancing colors. I hope you have had a great day in your studios. Imagine and Live in Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart