Sunday, April 5, 2009

Studio Madness...Workshops, Journal Pages, & Challenges

So...Are we having a Good Weekend? It's almost 5:00 p.m. here Sunday Night and I'm wrapping up my weekend here at the Big Glass of Wine is patiently waiting for me...Oh my...LOL

Here we go...First up, I belong to group on Ning "E.V.B. Studios" and Marie is freaking incredible. Please if you haven't stopped over there yet, please do so! You will love it...especially if you love freaking CLAY...which I know a lot of you do...hehehe This is what I worked on this weekend in her class.

People, Marie is offering this class for $10.00! Yeah...$10 bucks and look at what you learn. What a fun class this was and the participation was awesome! I still have to paint these guys...eeekkkk

I'm working on this commissioned piece, and I'm having a heck of a time with the darn tree...not sure where this is going, but hoping that bolt of lightening strikes my brain, because I have to finish it before Mother's Day!

Okay, have you guys started your Journal Pages? My last weekend post I showed you a really cheap way of getting your pages ready and started. Sharyn, from one of my workshops, and art buddy, showed me this incredible way to lay down paint, and to help me get over that "BLANK CANVAS" Syndrome... Trust me, it freaking works and I'm having a ball with these...I'm not writing or getting the collage stuff out just yet, I'm just throwing down the paint and adding layers and layers of gesso and paint, coffee grinds, walnut stain, Alcohol Inks by Adirondack and just having a good old time! Blasting the tunes in the studio, and just rocking out with the paper towels, paint brushes, sponges and PAINT! Try IT...YOU WILL LOVE IT and become obsessed with this ...I know I have...Oh lord ...I'm in trouble! LOL

Now Remember ... all these are Manila File Folders...Make sure you get the HEAVY WEIGHT Ones. A box of 100 costs about 5 bucks at Staples.

My POWER FOOD in the STUDIO! Yummiessssss

Okay more Journal Pages....


I'm also involved over at Nancye's Art Dolls - Which by the way, Nancye is offering some amazing Workshops there too! I'm in her "Heads & Face" Workshop and "The Doll Bust" Workshop, and I was able to watch some of the videos and work on my Doll Bust. Once she is completed, I'll post her, but for now...this is what I can show you on another piece that I'm working on:
He actually started out as a female, but in the weeeee hours of the night, it turned into this DUDE! LOL!!!!!
Now over at DAG, we have started our 2nd Quarterly Challenge and this is what we are going to be working on...However, I have not started mine yet...I'm still trying to figure out what exactly I'm going to be doing, because this Challenge means so many different things to me! However, It so is going to be all about HALLOWEEN! So Stay Tuned on this one!
I hope you all had a very creative and wonderful I'm sure you all did. Now, I must get caught up on my blogs that follow and check you all out to see what you have been up to over the weekend!
Until Next Time...


Pattee said...

Michelle.... you must work a hundred miles an hour!
I love your doll bust and the other ones your making in the other class.. Wow they are great.

I'm doing a journal for another doll travel journey and your showing how you create those wonderful ways to paint!!!

Thanks for sharing all the news...

It's only 2:20 here but at 5:30 I'll look forward to my glass of wind too : )
I think we could get a long very well....

Sonia ;) said...


They are the way you describe techniques...your busts are cool as heck...I wish I had your energy...So cool...cant wait to try the pages and make a journal ...have never done..


Sonia ;)

pumpkinhaus said...

Ah... I remember being able to work like mad... I am wiped out just thinking about all you accomplished this last weekend! Whew!! You are getting soooo good Michelle! I love seeing your progress!!! Yea!

Designs By CK said...

Popping in to say hello. :-)

Hope this note finds you well.

Have a great upcoming week!

SpOOky Best,
Chris (-:

Zan Asha said...

Michelle--whooee girlie, let me say again, you energy exhausts ME! :) Good for you for all the productivity!

Love everything, but I gotta say, the FROOT LOOPS pic cracked me up!

Once Upon A Blue Crow said...

You need to find something to do on the weekends :]

idrawpix said...

Geez... I feel like such a slacker! I really love to see WIPs and yours are amazing. Hopefully, we get to see the finished pieces? Truly inspiring!

jasmoon-butterfly said...

hey are sooooooooo busy! meet you over at maries evbstudio, she is fab took her last two mini classes... xxx

Kaerie Faerie said...

I think you are freaking crazy obessed artist, you can make way more dolls than me in one weekend, unbelievable and so cool!
The challenge is make more dolls than Crow!

Odddollz by Jacqui said...

Michelle my Bell:) I have NO IDEA how you do it???? I worked for 5 hours today on Shopie only!! and another 2 hours on Othello and Desemnona Bed and I felt like I got alot done until I read your post:( I guess I need some fruit loops!!! YUM I do love them:)
Every thing you did this weekend ROcks and I will be sure to scheck out the class that you did the first 3 you psoted about...the april fools guy!
Lovew your posts and you too:)


Odddollz by Jacqui said...

This link didn't work:(

Studio At Crow Haven Farm said...

Hi guys, thanks for popping over to see my crazy world..LOL ...I'm sorry I posted the wrong link address to E.V.B. is the correct link and I have changed it on my post too.
Sorry...oooopsss I guess I didn't have enough coffee! LOL

Chicken Lips said...

Great April Fools Jesters! And I agree, a glass of wine just helps to "lubricate" the creativity ;)

Sonia ;) said...


I posted something for your blog at my site...slide on by...


Sonia ;)

Anonymous said...

I'm loving those heads :)

3rdEyeMuse said...

oooh! check out those fabulous jester heads! what great characters ... and WOW! What a bargain for the class ... who knows, you may actually see me show up one of these days. :)

May lightening strike tonight! I know you can pull it off ... I just KNOW it.

Naturegirl said...

Michelle! A pleassure to meet you!
Aren't you just a darn creative spirit! Love your tutorial on journal pages!!! Perhaps you've inspired me! Looking forward to more visits! :} NG

Marie Patterson Studio said...

I need to get me some of your energy! LOL! Maybe when we meet for our lunch, you can give me your secret. I love all your new pieces and I'm going to have to check out those do you find these?

Thanks for sharing this great info

HowlingMoonDesigns said...

Love the busts! You sound like me...working a mile a minute..LOL
I do Love your work!

Lori said...

i just read your post about how to do backgrounds for journal sounds so simple...i am going to give it a try...thanks for the info!!!

your april fools look great!!!

Jenn said... the girl that turned into a dude in the middle of the night:):) Thanks so much for stopping by my blog earlier!

Have a great weekend!!


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