I’m so grateful! This summer I’ve learned so much about my craft. Feeling an urge to take my Art to a new level, I asked for a teacher. Then I went about completing, completing, completing (all the other projects)…as I knew I must.
One afternoon, I was hunkered down in my studio, enjoying the quiet of meditation. I noticed on my calendar a presentation at the Central Coast Watercolor Society, and thought “No, I’m stayin’ home.” From deep within came a suggestion to re-c0nsider. I re-read the description and knew I had to go. And I’m sure glad I did!
I walk in to see canvases that I wish I had created. Then she begins to speak…”It’s all about transformation for me. Transforming materials, and the transformation of the people who look at my art.” What a match, eh??? That’s just what I live for. And she is teaching a bunch of classes over the next few months. She goes on to talk about found objects, re-purposing discarded stuff, etc. “She” is Janice Pluma, (http://www.janicepluma.com/), mixed media artist from Atelier108 in Paso.
Since then, I’ve been averaging one of her workshops every 10 days all summer. What an amazing experience! She has helped me profoundly expand my ability to get the energy I feel inside, onto the canvas. From a class called “Fusing and Melting”, to “Adding Texture” and so many more, I have been in heaven! I keep trying to put up videos so you can share my joy…but I’ve been too busy painting, cutting, gluing, melting, and rusting stuff. And, I get to hang out with ARTISTS! What more could a girl ask for as a summer program?!?
Tyvek melting; still pics for now:
Check out my next blog to find out where you can see all this art.