While the big mouse is away, the little mouse will play. That is just what I am doing while trying to keep up with two on-line classes with Jane La Fazio. One is a watercolor journaling class which I have done before but taking the class makes me do the work. I am still learning every time I do a new watercolor The second class is mixed media. The two pages above were completed in the last two weeks. The assignment was “8 objects, 8 Ways.” I was aware this was coming as we had a preview of the class while in San Diego in March. I was very excited. I also had no idea how challenging it would be. There are multiple layers, techniques and mediums involved, some permanent, some water soluble, all challenging and tons of fun. I loved doing these projects. The one posted here with the vegetables is not quite done. I felt there was a bit of an imbalance in the design. Jane and my fellow classmates have given me some suggestions which I will follow up with.
In the mean time, back to the quilting world. I’m off to a wonderful 5 day retreat that I participate in three times a year. Much is accomplished there each time in addition to catching up with old and new friends and simply renewing my creative energy. That being said, I usually come home exhausted but relaxed. An incredible massage on the last afternoon is the frosting on the cake. Oh, I do take my watercolor kit too. There is so much beauty to capture. Life is good. Eat chocolate.