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5.04.2012

ART JOURNAL WORKSHOPS


Last month, I had the distinct privilege and honor to be invited to the studio of Marlene Glickman to teach a workshop on making art journals  out of what most people throw away.


Again, I must say that Jennibellie got me started on these and I just LOVE making (and teaching) them!!! 


I taught the same workshop on two different days and met some awesome new ladies and got to see several dear friends.


The next few pictures shown were taken during the workshops and are of students work. 


Unfortunately, I didn't even take my camera out on the second day. :( If any of you girls have pictures...please send them my way.




It was such a great experience and just makes me that much more excited to be going back in October to teach again - with the subject being fabric books.



As you've probably heard from many teachers...I learn SO much from the people who attend 


and come away with fresh ideas, enthusiasm and motivation up (and down) the yin yang.   


For my journal, I used ONLY materials that I collected after leaving for the airport and didn't buy anything new except for glue.  

this is MY pile of stuff - later at my son's house in Texas

Marlene is the most generous person I know and as such, receives all kinds of stuff from everyone that knows her...which she then turns around and shares with the world and I did pick out a couple items from her stash.




A lot of my stuff came from yard sales. I mean...my trips are always planned around weekends so that I can get out and find treasure. 



But by far, The best treasure I found while in Florida - was the camaraderie and love between the women gathered. Thank you all for very lovely, lively, lesson-filled days!




Create your life...




annie!





28 comments:

  1. This looks such a great time, what wonderful people and friends you have made. All the materials make me want to join in too, I must give this a serious go. Loving the beautiful sunset photos....ahh bliss.

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    1. Thanks Ann! We did have a good time. Feeling better?

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    2. Now Saturday 5th and feeling much better. Phew!

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    3. YAY!!!!!! Get those brushes moving Girl!

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  2. Oh WOW Annie, this looks so awesome!!! Wish I lived nearer to you...then you could teach me lol you all look so happy creating (& making so much!!! - or is that just you with pics of piles?? lol) thanks so much for sharing the pics :) much love to you xxx

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    1. Hi Jennibellie! I’ve learned so much from you! You’re such inspiration to me! Lots of those pictures are the work that the students did. Wish I’d taken more shots!

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  3. How nice to make art with things most people would throw away. You all looked like you were having a blast!

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  4. Oh my, what a gorgeous sky in that last photo! It mirrors the fun colors in the studio.

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    1. Thanks Sherrie! I got SO many great pictures of the sunset while I was at Belleaire Beach last month. Each one is different and I love them all. I think – even though my favorite colors are red, orange and yellow – that the beach colors have always influenced my art...so it’s pretty natural for it to show up in the studio for me and these ladies who all live nearby. :)

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  5. Annie, I joined Mary C Nasser's Art Blog Hop through your blog. I like the tactile quality of your journals. All kinds of stuff hanging out.

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    1. Isn’t that a GREAT list of artists?!? Thanks for visiting and for your lovely compliment! Chunky journals are totally my kinda thing!

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  6. From trash to treasures! What a fun workshop, would have loved to be there.

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    1. Thank you Maggie! I would love for you to have been there too!

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  7. Looks like everyone had a blast!

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    1. We sure did! I’m teaching a two day fabric book workshop in October and would love it if you came up to St Pete Beach and joined us!

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  8. I love creating recycled journals. So much fun and colorful pieces here. What a great workshop wish I could have been there.

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    1. Thanks so much Denise! I wish you could have been there too! :)

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  9. That looks like so much fun. I wish I could have been there. I really love the idea of only using what you acquired during a set period of time. I will have to figure out how to apply that.

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    1. Thanks Char! I wish you could’ve been there too! I’d love to meet you in person. I used to agonize over what to take with me on a trip – as far as art supplies go – and now I never plan. Whatever happens…happens!

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  10. Thank you so much for your comment on my blog. Your workshop looks amazing and Jennibellie is very inspirational, I agree. I also agree that you learn so much from the work of people you teach.
    Have a great week...
    xxx

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  11. i wish i could been there, though am not good with it but i want to see and learn from the others. this is a great gathering, networking and exercise among attendees. printing hervey bay

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    1. Thanks Natalie! We all learn from each other. Wish you could’ve been there too!

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  12. Very very cool....I am looking forward to some more art journalling now that I've finished my velvet piece :-)

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    1. Oh boy! I'm going to your blog right now!

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  13. I'm under the distinct knowledge that there will be a pattern for this in the near future? You know you want it. :) Ah heck, I know I want it.

    <3

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    1. LOL! I can’t imagine these having a pattern!!! They’re all TOTALTY different! There are great tutorials on YouTube for ideas for making them. Jennibellie has some of my favorites.

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