Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Mixed Media with Jane LaFazio, 3rd Class

Wow. Today was a whole lot of fun! A rainy day, perfect for sitting inside with a lovely group of like-minded people, all just ... CREATING.

Jane showed us the end-purpose for the pieces we began in our first class meeting ... where we took 9 squares of coordinating papers, etc to create a background for THIS

this is Jane's amazing finished piece ... note the stitching, the beading, the endless interest ...

Then Jane told us how to "get there" ...


Jane, putting one together so we could see how it's done ...

We started by cutting our original into four equal squares. We then applied quarter-circles of more coordinating papers (including gift wrap, music scores, travel maps, tissue paper, etc) on each of those four squares. Jane advised that we work on each one individually, rather than try to have all four "make sense" as a whole. The randomness that comes from doing it that way is a whole lot of fun! And I find that I adore working with matte medium, gesso, and paints ... who knew?!

this is Jane's example from this morning ... LOVE the colors - it's like a sunrise, or sherbet.

and these are MY 4 squares, drying at my station. whew!

Jane also shared with us some amazing work she's done recently ... such talent !!!

Sigh.

I'll post my finished piece when it's ready ... for now, I'm excited to get to work with my piercing tool, my embroidery floss & threads, and my beads, sequins, baubles ...
Your oh-so-content ...
PRINCESS MAGPIE

1 comment:

Plain Jane said...

Happy Valentines Day dear Davi!