Thursday, April 15, 2010

Online classes, Cub scouts and Demented DeMeng!!

So lets see, what's going on with me? Well, I recently signed up for an online class with Chris Cozen and Julie Prichard called "Complex Collage" and I am really enjoying it. These ladies do a great job of instruction, materials and support, and I have learned a ton already!! When I have some finished pieces, I will post them here and you guys can fall over each other getting to Julie's site to sign up for the next one!!

I was invited by my friend Kendra, to come to her sons Weblos/cub scout den meeting next month, as they are earning their Art badges, and talk to them about being an artist. Wow, seriously excited. My first Art lecture, and they have to listen to me or they don't get their badges!! LOL, just kidding!! I am sure it will be a blast. I would love to do the same with my boys pack too, when they get that far.

Saturday morning I will be joining a few other artists at Zinnia in Pasadena for a class with Michael DeMeng. I love taking classes from Michael. Even though his realm is a bit outside my comfort zone, when it comes to media, I learn a bunch, and always come away with a project that is unique, bizarre and always a little bit demented! And I like taht about it!! I took two classes with him at Asilomar last year for Art&Soul, and had a blast. Michael is a very generous artist with his style and technique. He just wrote a fabulous blog post about teaching, and what should be the end result. You can hop over here, and check it out.

So we took off for the boy's Easter Vacation last week, and heaed out to Havasu for a little R&R. The weather was a little wonky for a few days. Cold and windy, but with the sun shining. and when I say windy, I mean WINDY!!. Anytime we were on the boat, I couldn't tell if I was windburned or sunburned!! We did get a chance to go riding though, since it wasn't too hot. Connor loves riding and exploring, and I love to take my camera and shoot some nature. Since I don't have a grown up camera yet, someday, I have been using and LOVING my Iphone camera with my new favorite Hipstamatic app. It takes pictures like the old toy cameras of years gone by. I think it's funny how we used to look at the quality of those prints, and complain because they were crappy. Now we pay to have camera that give us the same effects. Anyway, these photos are taken with the Hipstamatic app, and I love them!!Click on my links and cruise around the blogosphere, you will be glad you did!!


Headless Mom said...

We can't wait to have you!

Julie said...

Thanks for the shout-out, Carrie!! Have fun this weekend!

Paula Phillips said...

So jealous you are taking that class! I can't wait to see what you create with it.
Much Love