Saturday, January 28, 2012

First Class

So my first class in my studio went off without a hitch. We had fun, made a mess and I loved every minute of it. My class did too. I made a couple announcements at the class that I can't quite make public, but they are big and I can't wait till I can share them with you. Until then I leave you with some of art that was created by my students. Hope you enjoy!

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Zombies for Christmas

So I have been dying to share these with you, but of course I had to wait till my brother and his wife opened them for Christmas! Since Christmas is over and hopefully these are comfortably sitting on their couch or bed and I can share!

My brother, while he says he is easy to shop for, is the hardest to shop for every year. I want to get him something special not just an action figure (which is what he asks for every year). I personally try to let him know he means more to me than just an action figure, and for once I think I may have done pretty good.

He and his wife love zombies, The Walking Dead is one of their fav shows right now. And while zombies are "in" right now and zombie stuff is easy to come by, I still wanted to get them something unique.


What is more unique than his and her pillows with them as zombies! My son helped me paint the backgrounds and then I went in and added the faces. There are extra details too like buttons for eyes with red thread and when the paint dried I sewed them up with a black and white herringbone fabric on the back.

All I have to say is if I knew how easy it was to make custom pillows before this I would have been making them way earlier than this.


Monday, January 2, 2012

New Year, New Me, Same God

I am in awe sometimes by how quickly something can go from an idea to being a new way of life. I started journaling last year and not just journaling but art journaling. It went from something to do to a must do. A new line of communication was opened between me and God and I began to share it with others. New paths were opened for them as well and a small movement was started and began to slowly grow. Now I can't wait to get in my studio and start a dialog with myself and with God. With the growth that I have seen as well as others that I have been sharing with I figured it was time to take this show on the road. (Well at least expand my horizons.) So to start this year off I will be teaching a class here in my studio!

New Year, New Me, Same God

This class will give you a start into what art journaling is about while setting the tone for your 2012 year. You will be focusing on a few words that you want your year to be about, while pairing them up with scripture, worship songs, colors and textures. If you have been journaling before you can still take the class and learn some new techniques and be in community with others. Limited spaces are available for this class so sign up soon.

This one time class will be on January 22, from 1:30-4 
Here at my studio in Skokie, IL
Cost is $20

If you are interested in attending please RSVP by messaging me here or at tpdesign01 (at) yahoo (dot) com. If you need more info please email me soon.

I can't wait to start the new year off with you all!