and I am here !
and so is The Lenster
and don't you just love the fabulous sewn badges that each participant receives...(no, the Lenster isn't taking classes....they just love him !)
The incredible Michael deMeng will be teaching here this week and gave a great presentation tonight on The Day of the Dead and how to decorate an ofrenda (alter).
and decorate we did !!
Sally & Ellen (who run this great event called ART IS....YOU ) supplied us with a ton of goodies...
look at the great stuff we made at the Make It-Take It
Kecia got bizzzzzie...
Michael told us to make them gleeful, colorful, wacky, weird...anything we liked !
I played with my VerDay paints (from Ten Seconds Studio) on this plastic skull and added a silly grape stem ! Actually I kinda liked my 'minimalistic' approach to skeletons !!
Michael drew this tribute !!
and then he talked about his "Art Abandonment" project. This is where you create a piece of art and then choose to randomly abandon it so someone else can find it and enjoy it. Yes...of course you leave a note with it so the person who finds it understands who, how and why it was 'abandoned'.
The Lenster was so excited....he found a wonderful abandoned small canvas
it was done by the talented Pam Carriker and it will now hang lovingly in my house.
Here are some of the other cool things spotted at ART IS.......YOU today
encaustic art...all drawn freehand
there was so much fun free stuff to pick from
and, stuff to buy
and lots of funny looking participants !!
I think you get the idea....
we're gonna have too much fun at ART IS ......YOU !
The classes I'm taking start tomorrow....CAN'T WAIT !