Over the last six weeks I taught two online workshops and I spend
a lot of time in the workshop-community with a bunch of ladies (no
guys this time… ) Both groups were very enthusiastic and the albums
in the (closed) community got filled with art work that really blew me away!
So much so, that now the workshop has come to an end, I want to show
you – my blogreaders – some of the art that was made in the classes.
It is just a grip from each workshop but there is more to see in the gallery
on the website (see the link at the end of this post)
So today’s post has no art made by me – I did create last weekend (yep,
my Muse returned but she needs pampering and petting to get back to work…)
I will show you that on Friday.
I could not find all the links to these students blogs (if they have one)*
but when I did, you can click on their names to get there.
*If you recognize your name/art and you do have a site I can link to
send me an email and I add the link.
The following art works were made in this workshop:
|This workshop loosens you up and takes you a step further in creating your own, unique art journal pages using basic writing techniques and art techniques like collages, paint, colours, gesso and gel medium.
“Changing Colours” – Made by Mazina
I love how the happy photo looks even more joyful due to how Mazina
coloured the portrait. It looks as if this woman is enjoying a day in nature,
surrounded by flowers and butterflies.
This page makes me smile when I look at it.
“Handwriting” – Made by LilyLoesje
This page has a beautiful balance and there is so much to see, read and enjoy!
The way Lilyloesje used all different kinds of letters and the fact that she used
different colours and all sorts of pens to write the text makes it an exciting page.
“Bind your pages to a journal” – Made by Belinda
Belinda says that she isn’t the neatest working person and that she struggled
to get the binding right… ‘the holes aren’t all equal or on the right place’…
but that was the fun of this workshop: it was all about ‘letting it loose’ and this
type of binding looks even good when you are not that neat! (that’s why I
picked to teach this one in the first place!) Now that Belinda finished her book
she is very proud of it, and she should be! Don’t you love her journal?
The next art was made in this workshop:
“Ancient Art” – Made by Yvonne
From the ‘Ancient Art’ period, Yvonne took masks as her inspiration.
I’m in ooh and awe over this image. The face seems to rise out of the
mud and has that sort of ancient look to it. Wonderful!
“Baroque / Rococo” – Made by Marleen
Marleen was inspired by the Baroque painter Rubens, who’s ‘fat ladies’
are famous. I love Marleen’s painting style – she managed to get the pose
and feel of this lady on the page (canvas?) with a few, well placed strokes.
The shadows and highlights are amazingly well placed too.
It’s a very strong painting.
“Cubism” – Made by Inge
Cubism isn’t an easy (or much-loved) art style, but once the students learned
more about the concept and the thoughts from this particular period, they got
enthusiastic and made the most beautiful ‘cubistic artworks’. This page is just
one of them. I love the colour combination and the still live that makes you
I hope you enjoyed to see work by others on my blog this time.
You can view a bigger selection of the students’ art on the website
in the public gallery
To all my friends in New York: thinking of you! I hope you are save!
To all the people who gave me a like on facebook: Thanks – luv ya!
I’ll be back on Friday.