Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Nana's Pick of the Week

This week I am going to spotlight one of my favorite things. For the past ten months I have been lucky to belong to a wonderful group of creative artists who get together every four weeks or so to learn artful techniques at my favorite place. The class is called "Creativity Bootcamp". We meet in Westford at the fabulous "Ink About It". The classes are taught by the amazing Ursula Smith and the inspiring Karen Provost. It is a combination of creative learning and art therapy. I don't know how I ever lived without it.

These photos are of the tags that I made for our Art Allies swap. Artwork is randomly sent to artists on the list. It's always wonderful receiving artful surprises in your mailbox. It's a lovely way to start the day.

This was made for fellow camper Amisha. It was inspired from a class I took with Tim Holtz.

I've been asked about what I'm working on in the first photo in this blog. I was sanding embossed metal to bring out the aluminum for the covers for a book I am working on. This was also from a Tim Holtz class.

This last photo is of me and one of our bootcamp commanders Karen. Thanks to Karen and Ursula for forcing me to let go and embrace the inner "weirdo".

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

This morning was all about art. My granddaughter had to make a scarecrow to help decorate her classroom. So I pulled out some supplies and we went to work. It was so much fun making art with my daughter and granddaughter.

Friday, October 2, 2009

Welcome to my new blog! My lovely friend Karen has helped me create a blog about my adventures in the art world. I have been planning this blog for some time and will be posting about current as well as past art work. I will also be sharing news about some of my favorite artists and websites. So far it's been an amazing journey. I have met so many wonderful new friends who have been instrumental in helping me to reconnect with my true passion. "It's all about art and it's all good".