Sunday, November 15, 2009

Susan Tuttle's Visual Poetry

Susan Tuttle is teaching a third round of her wonderful on-line class, Visual Poetry.  I've long admired her work in various publications (her book Exhibition 36: Mixed Media Demonstrations + Explorations and many Somerset magazines).  I like the clear instructions and the fact that there is a printable PDF file with the instructions and also on-line video instructions. 

A big part of learning to use the techniques is experimenting with different photos to see which techniqes work with the individual photos. Some experiments work out better than others.  I'm having fun with it.

Here's one of my own photos before:


And after applying one of the vintage/retro techniques:


Susan has a new book coming out that I'm really looking forward to:

Monday, November 2, 2009

Adorn Me! Jewelry Workshop

Woohooo! I'm so excited.  I signed up for some jewelry workshops at Adorn Me! 2010 in Houston and got all of my first choices.  Actually, the hard part about signing up was choosing which classes to take.  I really wanted to be two places at once, and sometimes three places at once.

Artist Instructors include (in no particular order) Cynthia Anderson, Beverly Ash Gilbert, Janice Berkebile, Paula Best, Diane Cook, Diana Frey, Sherri Haab, Amy Hanna, Keith Lo Bue, Mellisa Manley, Thomas Mann, Deryn Mentock, Lisa Pavelka , Jennifer Perkins, Ruth Rae, Lyle Rayfield, Stephanie Rubiano, Jane Salley, Richard Salley, Melanie Schow, Riki Schumacher, Lynne Ann Scwarzenberg, Sabra Sowell-Lovejoy, Jan Stephens, Laurel Steven, and Kim St. Jean.

I'll be taking classes Tuesday through Sunday, except for Friday.  I decided I would need a break and Friday is the Expo day.  I also hope to do some shopping. 

This will be a great opportunity to learn new skills with some fantastic instructors.