Friday, May 7, 2010

Dimensional Design instructed by Nic Howard is currently Under Way

This is a 12-week course and we are now on Week 6. I have managed to keep up ... barely! It is all thanks to Luka being sick and me having to stay home with him on some of those sick days! With no plans and nothing to do while he sleeps, I can manage to do a few lay outs. This class focuses on layering techniques, inking, painting, stamping, etc. Who knows what else she will have us doing? All I can say is that my ink and stamp collection went from non-existent to needing it's own toolbox!

For the first time in a long time (ever?), I feel like an artist. Kneeling on the floor surrounded by my paints, inks, stamps, papers, etc., my fingers discolored with ink, I can feel my passion. It's a beautiful feeling.

I only have 3 lay outs to show for March. The first is a pre-assignment that we did just to get our toes wet.

We were asked to use scrap papers to create a background. See how much orange there is? 

This was an exercise in layering and also color coordinating. Orange again!


Naoko said...

Every scrap books are very nice work. You have a good talent for making your wonderful life!

Mande said...

Thank you Naoko! I keep meaning to email you. My husband won't go on a vacation by himself! Maybe later this year!