I had a wonderful time teaching at Studio Crescendoh in Santa Ana, CA! It's a wonderful light-filled classroom space...
(The two photos above were stolen from her instagram feed.)
Six amazing (and slightly blurry) women...
I first spotted Julie standing on the curb outside the studio. I recognized her from the last class I taught at Studio Crescendoh (and the fact that she was surrounded by art supplies didn't hurt either). She is as talented as she is sweet and I loved that she incorporated prints she made in the 1970s into her junque journal!
Julie is a teacher and craft industry vet brimming with knowledge about just about everything. She kept us amused with funny stories and silly anecdotes! After seeing her at CHA several times, I was delighted that she decided to take this class! She generously gifted each of us with a little mixed media treat!
Lynn was also in the class I taught last year and it was a pleasure to see her again. She had never painted flowers before and created some beautiful ones for her front cover! I love the Gelli Print she did for her back cover too, using my new "Cityscape" stencil. She made the mistake of sitting near me and so I teased her mercilessly all class long! ;)
Jackie was another repeat student and it was so wonderful to see her again! I harassed her wildly about being too hard on herself. She was not happy with the face she painted for her cover and I just have to disagree. I think it's stunning! She is very talented and doesn't give herself enough credit -- something many of us suffer from, I think.
Robin is wonderfully enthusiastic and full of energy and verve. She is an engineer and a wife and a Mom to two little ones and it was so fantastic that she was able to escape for the weekend and come and make art! She is a voracious learner and I so appreciate that!
Renee has a wonderfully dry sense of humor, which I adore. I very much enjoyed learning all about vegan chicken from her -- and even trying some. (It was pretty tasty.) She is über talented and almost everyone in the class (myself included) borrowed her "pod" motif.
As for Julie #3 (i.e. me), I managed to make a journal for myself during class...
(both photos above and the one below from Jenny Doh's instagram feed)
...including the big winner: creating seamless pattern stamps...
(stole this photo from Renee's instagram feed)
...and generally have an awesome time!
Jenny snapped this photo of me heading into the airport with all my stuff:
Until next time, California!
Thanks for stopping by!