I missed a few of you who I hope to see next month. We had fun creating textured backgrounds with some collage, stamping, acrylic paints etc. Then I had gathered a bunch of my silver serving pieces and some colorful peppers from which everyone had to choose a few of each to sketch. We used gouache to paint over our backgrounds and I think everyone did a great job since it was also a new medium for most. I love the way everyones piece turned out, such fun learning about silver, reflections, textures and we even talked about the importance of journaling! My classes are focused on teaching you to see, to really see and appreciate the simple things. To be more present in your life by being more aware of the beauty that surrounds us. I love the sentence I found in the book "The Writers book of Days " that says to honor the miraculousness of the ordinary! I really love that!
Here is some of the work done at class, these were works in progress, minus Penny's piece, please post yours here Penny!
|Karen chose a cake knife and fork along with a few hot peppers|
|This is mine, I chose a gravy ladle and a fruit fork with two colorful peppers, I need to darken my shadows.|
|Christa chose a butter knife and a spoon/fork serving utensil and a hot pepper|
|Marianne chose two serving spoons and two different hot peppers. I love that she talked about the coolness of the silver in contrast to the heat and warmth of the peppers! Good observations today!|