February 10, 2008

WorkShop Art

I think it has taken me about a week to recover LOL -- but I took the most fabulous workshop with DJ Pettitt and Traci Bautista. I worked on my projects all day and put in another 3-4 hours a night doing art in the evening. I was absolutely determined not to add another UFO project to my growing pile LOL

I struggled with the mono-printing in Traci's class a bit. I was a bit heavy-handed with the paint and my prints on paper did nto turn out so well. I cheated on some and brayered paint on, stamped, etc LOL The paper towels and fabric prints were my favorite though! And I actually got a book assembled this time --- yippeeee! This was a really fun binding -- I can't wait to do more like this!

And DJ -- she was such a joy -- and so sweet! I've always been terrified of drawing people. DJ was very encouraging -- so I hope to do more drawings and face painting :)

There's about a gazillion thumbnails below -- so have a look :) Thanks for the fab weekend, DJ and Traci!!

Okay -- I'm cheating LOL I uploaded these a few days prior to the "By the Sea" prompt on Theme Thursday -- but it seemed perfect for this prompt. I've really had it with snow and winter, so I just had to do a sea theme -- longing for summer LOL

Sea Dreams Cover - front Sea Dreams Journal Cover - back
Sea Dreams Journal - 01 Sea Dreams Journal - 02
Sea Dreams Journal - 03 Sea Dreams Journal - 04
Sea Dreams Journal - 05 Sea Dreams Journal - 06
Sea Dreams Journal - 08 Sea Dreams Journal - 09
Sea Dreams Journal - 12 Sea Dreams Journal - 13
Sea Dreams Journal - 14 Sea Dreams Journal - 15
Sea Dreams Journal - 19 Sea Dreams Journal - 20

Sea Sprite Bag - front
Sea Sprite bag - back
Sea Sprite Bag - Exterior View
Sea Sprite Bag Lining 2


Joanne Huffman said...

You must have had a great time! It all looks wonderful; I particularly like the mermaid bag/book.


Kris Henderson said...

Well wow! What great projects. I am really impressed with your faces!!!!

Aileen (Pronounced A-Leen) said...

WOW what fun projects! You did an awesome job Karen!!

The Babel Meister said...

Karen...amazing!! Your hard word certainly did pay of!! This is the best art I've seen of yours!! You have come such a long way artistically girl!! I love the colors, the content, and the drawing!!I'm very proud of you!!
hugs, Andi

Wabbit said...

WOW, looks great, Karen! I always love it, too, when I get a finished project out of a workshop.

dejavucreations said...

Love the sea dreams book and I see that you managed to get your signature heart into it. And what fun to have a book bag to put it in. Great job! /jan

kathy mc said...

Karen, both your projects are wonderful. It looks like you had a great time in their classes.

Val F. said...

Very cool, very impressive! Once again. You seem to be using some colors you don't normally use, more pastel colors, on this. And they look great. You're coming along in your drawing too. This is a very artful project, one you should be proud of. I can see you put a lot of time into this. Kudos for getting it done.

Lorri Scott said...

OMG! Look at all the work you put into this, arent' you pleased?! How cool.

The Backporch Artessa said...

Karen these are WONDERFUL! And they look like they took months and onths and months! I love your color choices! These are very sweet!

Myra said...

Awesome! Looks like you had loads of fun.

Vicki said...

Fabulous work Karen! There's a lot of texture that I wish I can touch.

shirleymcc said...

these projects look amazing!
thank you so much for posting them and for the wonderful inspiration!


Angela Hoffmann said...

wow karen i love your girls...her nose hsa such a unique shape...in a very good way!!! beautiful project

Kelly said...


Stempelchaotin said...

Wow they are stunning projects. Really nice work. Awesome.