mixin’ it up

art workshop
One of the things I enjoy most is sharing my love of mixed media with others, and hearing them say, “This is so much fun!”  I got that chance this past weekend in my studio, during my Mixed Media workshops.  We partied into the night on Friday, and part of the day on Saturday, and I was impressed with the variety of art that was made.

Artist Cheryl White attended the workshop and got the fever — not much of her journal was untouched before she left.   She has written a blog post that features one of her gorgeous creations from the weekend.  Check it out HERE.  (Note: that’s her in the photo above [bottom left], working on the journal page that is featured in her blog).

The goal for my classes is always to inspire, but I find that I come out of them motivated and encouraged by the creativity of others.  It’s good to make art, simply for the sake of having fun.

stu-stu-studio

My new art studio

Just say the word, oh……stu-stu-studio!

I’m thrilled to announce that the wait is over, and I finally have a new art studio!   I’ve had my sights set on this space for the last six months, and we were finally able to seal the deal this past week, purchasing our new home and studio-to-be.

The studio is still a diamond in the rough, but it has so much potential to be a wonderful work space.    Formerly used as a detached 2-car garage, it also has a screened-in porch and a 10×10′ storage area.  As you can see from the photo, there are lots of mature trees on the property, and a  meandering path to the studio from our kitchen.     The interior needs quite a lot of TLC to become a functioning studio, but it does have electricity and running water, so that’s a great start.

Keep checking back  — I will post my studio renovation progress here on the Fresh Paint blog.