Thursday, November 10, 2011
Loving my little books....
I am very thankful for the talented artists like Stephanie Lee that pour so much of their passion and love of creating into their classes. She travels to teach at workshops but she also teaches online workshops. Which is great for people like me that cannot always travel. Workshops like these though,not only give you the push to be creative and the confidence to push past your boundaries but you meet others who are also in the experience with you and share, communicate and support. The talent and support and friendship taken out of these courses are always worth so much. It also helps to have such talented artists who are so giving and so passionate that they infect you with that enthusiasm and the drive to explore and create. Thank you Stephanie for giving us so much to take away from your class and for also being there to help us and to confide in us and to support us.
I started in 2007 to finally open my heart and release all the criticisms of others and just create. My love for wearable art became my passion making glass jewelry and sharing them with others who appreciate and love my work and fortunately enough hooking my husband into the passion as he learned to create beautiful glass beads. The doors then opened for me to finally explore my creative side. So little by little I gave myself the permission to learn how to draw, paint, take better pictures. In the midst of a busy "Mommy" and "Wife", I found myself craving for more "Me" time in the sense that if I didn't journal, or paint, or go for a spontaneous drive for photographs or created a new piece of jewelry I was going crazy. Not everyone around me understood that feeling, but its all good...I found my little spot where I could disappear to. :) Now as I take more and more workshops I have realized I need this in my life and will always find a way to make time for my learning and creating.
Here are the snippets of my experience of making my Handbook of Elements books from Stephanie Lee's online workshop.
I hope you enjoyed the pictures. These are just the start. I am now hooked and ordered more metal sheets and adornments to make more of these little books. :)
Have a great Veteran's Day weekend. We are headed out to Lexington, KY for State Cross Country Races. :)