Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Life Book 2014 — Um, Wow.

I have a bit of an art e-course addiction. I love how many different ones are out there and have learned so much - practically everything, really - from the various ones I've taken. I have a rather substantial backlog of videos to watch, projects to try and posts to read. It's a bit overwhelming at times, but they are so much fun.

I fed my addiction this year big time. I signed up for Life Book 2014 hosted by the wonderful Tamara LaPorte of Willowing Arts. It's a year long course with lessons from 20+ artists in all different kinds of mixed media. I loved the line up of artists this year, some of which I knew through other courses I've taken and some just by way of the online art community. Some were brand new to me.

I have not been disappointed. In fact, I'm amazed at the quality and amount of information we've already received and it's only week 8. I'm blown away. For the money, this is by far the best course I've taken and highly recommend this class to anyone interested in mixed media, newbies and seasoned artists alike. I bought this course for my mom for Christmas since she had expressed an interest in this kind of art. She's loving it, and tells me so about every time I talk with her. She's very creative and has always been artsy and crafty, and passed it on to me, so I knew she'd enjoy the course.

The images here are a few things I've worked on so far. I have to catch up one a week I skipped (oops) but this week is a bit of a break with no assignment, so hopefully I can make the time!

I really can't recommend this course enough. Tam is a delight, both as a person and and artist, and all of the contributing artists have been generous and encouraging. I can't wait to see what the rest of the year brings!

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

WIP – Dwight's Landscape

Thought I'd show you a new work in progress (WIP), but with a TWIST. This is my husband's (Dwight's) latest WIP – a gorgeous landscape. He's building layer upon layer, slowly but surely defining and beautifying his painting.

Let's take a look.

Pretty awesome, right? Can't wait to see how it turns out!
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