Hello Beautiful People!
MB, Allison, me, Seth
A couple years ago Allison and I attended a workshop with MaryBeth and Seth at Mary Beth's studio in St. Louis and had a great time. Please click here to see the photos. We had the opportunity to do it again this past weekend. We spent our days in MaryBeth's Studio and our evenings at the cutest hotel. Words cannot express all the awesome moments of the weekend. Sharing a few photos to show how special it was for me.
Our whole class out for brunch.
Posing in MB's studio with my Stencil Girl: Mixed-Media Techniques for Making and Using Stencils book next to the original art piece.
There were lots of demos with cool techniques from Seth & MB.
Seth getting a little help - some techniques need multiple hands!
Me and Mary Nasser (awesome artist AND wonderful teacher)!
Allison in her creative groove.
Allison's beautiful art pieces and collaged journal cover
One of my favorite new techniques - alcohol inks dripped on metal sheets - die cut by Seth.
My journal and two canvases. I asked for tips, techniques and input from MB and Seth!! Ohhh, how I enjoyed the whole process!
Another favorite technique I learned involved fiber paste and yes, I have ordered some. :) I made this real cool texture with the paste and a stencil and then dripped Golden fluid and high flow acrylics over it.
I caught Seth working on his own piece of beautiful art.
Here are my absolute favorite two pieces from the workshop!
The one on the right is from a fun exercise the whole class participated in. We each got a piece of paper and put our name on the back, then we passed it around the room and every single person put some type of mark/stamp/stencil/drawing/etc... It's special because we each touched it. I'm putting mine in my journal!
The canvas on the left was used by Seth to show us attachment techniques - it has holes and a few splatters. After I add my contribution - color - to the piece, it will be a collaboration between Seth and me. LOL! A very special piece from the workshop!
The next several photos capture the theme of where we stayed, The Moonrise Hotel. The theme, decor and artwork was just so cool, and the food was delicious! Small warning - it is right next to a club and you'll hear lots of music, as well as you can hear your neighbors. That aside, we really enjoyed it! We knew it was going to be a fabulous weekend when we saw our room number - the street number of our first home.
My attempt at a selfie. Hehehe
Allison's selfie. Much better - in focus, includes entire faces, and she even added hearts!
Check out all the little things that make the hotel so cool...
Even the bathroom tissue was wrapped in cool artwork.
After I got home I hung up my artwork in my creative space (I keep looking at it and smiling).
On the first day, as we went around the room introducing ourselves, I wrote down each name. I just adhered the piece of paper in my journal from the first MB/Seth workshop, next to the names from the first class. I'll also put the class art piece in that journal. Ahhhhh, what a lovely, fun group.
Shout Out: Allison, MB, Seth, and all the lovely women I spent the weekend with - Thank you for a very special weekend in my life!
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Take care and STAY POSITIVE!