Saturday, March 01, 2008

Mixed Media Workshop Day!

Funky Art Queen and Company
Today I did my first Mixed Up Mixed Media Class at Hobby Lobby. We learned about ATC's and several different mixed media techniques. I really think it went well. I had 6 participants and there were 8 of us altogether. Renea helped keep me organized and was a lovely assistant. Thanks Queen Renea! This first shot is of me doing some demonstrations:


I enjoyed meeting the women who attended the class. It occured to me that we can learn so much from each other in settings such as this. We learned from one lady something about "letter boxing" which I find intriguing and intend to look up later. Tell me if you know something about this. It sounds a little like the concept of gorilla art which I have always found to be a fun idea. Gorilla art is when you make up art and leave it somewhere to be found by a stranger somewhere. Here is a picture of all of the participants and the instructor post ATC creation:

My heart is light tonight because I enjoyed this class so much. I met some amazingly creative and kind women and enjoyed seeing the excitement in their eyes when they learned new techniques. One lady took notes. I am thrilled.....Thank You Lord for giving me this day. I know that we are not supposed to discuss religion or politics but this is a significant day/thing for me and I want to thank Him. I also want to thank Renea and Kim for believing in me and for supporting me and pushing me forward on this workshop. I love you both. This is me and Renea or as you know her: Pocket Full of Prettys. I also want to say a special thank you to a new friend of mine. She has encouraged me and pepped me up about all this. Thanks Donna! You are a dear friend. Hugs!

I can't leave without mentioning my new friend Catelyn (Bam Bam) and her friend Savanah (Pebbles Rawks). They were our youngest attendees. They were the energy and fresh aspect on this workshop. Catelyn experiemented and discovered wrinkled metal tape ATC's....very cool and Savanah....she had such a different take on things. I loved their work and I am so glad they attended. Catelyn is the one with pink streaks in her hair.


9 comments:

Carmen said...

How fun!!! Congrats on your successful endeavor! Looks like a great time was had by all. I would love for my local craft store to offer such a workshop.

mr said...

:-) hooray for you, lesley! it's just the beginning...

Carolyn said...

good for you! everyone looks like they really enjoyed it!

Michelle said...

Lesley, Way to go, Girl! You look so cute in your apron! I hope you get to do many more workshops and continue to inspire others as you and Renae have inspired me! Hugs, Michelle (oh, and YES, you must read Beth Moore's book...it is awesome!)

Funky Art Queen said...

Thanks to everyone for their kind comments. I'm still high from the excitement of the workshop! Can't wait for the next one...already thinking about it....

Anonymous said...

Hey Girl - Catelyn and Vanna had a blast - thanks so much for spending the extra time with them afterwards - they think you ROCK!!! Of course I completely agree!! I am so proud of you!

Susan said...

Congrats, looks like you had a great time. I've heard of letter boxing. It sounds as addictive as blogging and art put together. As for thanking Him, it's part of our responsibility to thank the One who puts us where He wants us to be. Don't worry. I am also really happy that everything went so well. You do look cute in your apron.
Susan K.

Carmen said...

Super for you!!!
and congratulations!
p.s. you look tall, I am very tall too, LOL
and your face is very pretty too, I have a pretty face, too ;-)
LOL

Nonnafairy said...

Poof! You're a grand success, oh, Great Art Queen of West Texas! So glad it was a wonderful day for you & all the artists! I think your computer suggestion for me is working too ~ your talents know no end.