Friday, July 16, 2010

Buried Treasure

Seth at The Altered Page has organized his second year of Buried Treasure. Here's the deal:   Starting Thursday July 15 all participating bloggers will re-post one (or more) of their favorite posts that ever appeared on their blog.
You know which is mine?  Any of the ones I posted after my Key Largo retreat, but especially the one where I shared some of what I learned of Lynne Perrella's techniques.  I think that's because it was a perfect combination of teaching, sharing, collaboration, and friendship, not to mention the art of others.  Hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

The Keys 4 Art - Day 3, Part 1

The whole morning, and part of the afternoon was spent finishing the Lynne Perrella inspired project.  I was happy to share what I could with everyone, and even happier with how much they seemed to enjoy it.  We added color with paint, ink, paper.  I showed some of the techniques I'd learned for using the Portfolio water soluble oil pastels....awesome product!  I also shared some of Lynne's tips for making the images you find on the internet your own, through altering and coloring.  
The picture above shows all 12 of us holding our completed creations.  I know, I'm getting ahead of myself, but this is the only picture I have of everyone....from left to right, artist and home base (I hope; the picture is small and my eyes, well, they're 62 like the rest of me):   Jacquie, Florida; Sue, Illinois; Marita, Oregon; Linda, Florida; Juliet, W. Virginia (or maybe just Virginia); me!, New York; Jen, California; Patty, Florida; Val, Michigan; Elena, Florida; Gina, Oregon, and Lillian, Canada.
First, some shots of artists at work, and works in progress:

I love the way each and every piece came out.  Some turned theirs into books, and some left them as is, planning on having them framed for display.  Who could blame anyone?  Look how gorgeous:
We went outside and posed for closeups with our creations, in a suitably beautiful setting, by a hibiscus (bush? tree?).



And last, but surely not least, our wonderful host, Elena

Well, this was a long and full day, so even though it isn't over, I'll end now, and pick up in the afternoon of Day 3 for my next post.


Lori said...

How did I already know this was going to be your favorite post? lol Truly great stuff, love the art, and sharing with friends is even better.

ArtPropelled said...

Looks like everyone had a great time and I imagine there was a lot of chatter and laughter.

lyle baxter said...

wonderful class you had and wonderful works done by all! there is nothing like a class with lynne to get you excited about the entire process! I'm glad I saw your repost!

Patzee said...

How beautifully vibrant the colors and images are! No wonder this is your buried treasure. It's clear that everyone enjoyed learning and creating.

Diann said...

Yes, I know you enjoyed that trip to Elana's so much and I enjoyed seeing the fun you had with friends and ART again! It is a real feel good post and I'm glad you got to share it again! Diann

HeARTworks said...

What a joyous and fun activity!

jill Zaheer said...

How I love your selected post about your workshop- love seeing everyone with their corresponding art work and the works are so colorful and filled with such energy. Thanks so much for sharing this!! Just love it all!