Friday, August 8, 2014
how does this magic happen ? how does the simple layered paper collage become the finished luscious mixed media piece ?
trust, faith, courage & desire = magic
that's how it happens - more on the visual step-by-step process here
The moment you doubt whether you can fly,
you cease for ever to be able to do it.
J. M. Barrie/Peter Pan
One of the things on my multi category to-do, want-to-do, must-do list for the remainder of this year is to teach another live collage/mixed media workshop or 2 in the fall - stay tuned if you live nearby + for those of you who don't I'm working on downloadable, work at your own pace, keep forever tutorial e-courses - a few of my favourite things. 1. a lil' collage owl tutorial ($10-15.) complete with patterns, techniques & materials lists 2. a typographic tutorial collage + hand-drawn/painted letters - perfect for posters, cards, scrapbooking/memory keeping or for adding into a mixed media piece - ($10-15) also complete with patterns, techniques & materials lists & 3. an in-depth mixed media art tutorial e-course along with tips, techniques, exercises & materials I'll also tackle the big question raised above the creative block dilemma ... how do you get from there to here, here being a place where you're satisfied with the outcome + lots of reasons that being happy with the outcome is not the only really the goal - uh huh - ($30-40) I can't wait to get these tutorials together, always something buzzing here at the TTD*
+ I believe this next statement with all my heart ...
Hope can be a powerful force. Maybe there's no actual magic in it, but when you know what you hope for most and hold it like a light within you, you can make things happen, almost like magic. Laini Taylor
*TTD teak topped desk - I like it when I make bold, e-course tutorial, semi-committments here on the blog 'cause maybe ...
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