Thank you all so very much for the sweet support during my recent illness, I am headed into week three and finally feel human again. I am beginning to heal and get my energy and strength back. I was able to spend one entire glorious day in the studio and made a lot of progress on the first piece of my new heritage collection. I thought I would give you a sneak peek...
The image used on this piece is my mother, it was taken in the mid 1940's. I have almost got the base piece done and then it is on the fun part...embellishing!
I also wanted to share an update on the Elements of Nature book I submitted for the Seth Apter (The Altered Page) 5x5 challenge.
I received notice last week that it, along with many of the other participating artist work, has been selected to be published in an article about Seth and the challenge in the Nov./Dec. issue of Somerset Studio. Very unexpected and very exciting.
My thanks goes out to Seth for yet another wonderful opportunity and for being the generous soul who has a true passion for not only art but for people. His focus on building and connecting the art community has opened up so many connections with artist I never knew were out there until I found them through his Pulse of Mixed Media posts on his blog.
Last but not least, two more bits of news, I am gearing up for a give away so stay tuned for that announcement later this week. And, I wanted to ask your opinion on a post project here at the Quill. In the past I have done a lot of free step-by-step tutorials to share with you and always gotten really positive feedback from them. I have not done a tutorial in a while due to life changes in helping to care for my mother. I just don't have the large chunks of time I used to have and tutorials are very time consuming to create.
Here is my proposal: Would any of you be interested in following along with a new tutorial that was presented step-by-step on a weekly basis, where a project would be built from start to finish over a span of several weeks? This I could manage. Depending on the feedback I get I will decide whether to go through with this plan. If you are interested I would love to hear what it is you would like to learn, a technique or a specific project you would like to try, that way I can develop a free class based on those ideas. Let me know what you think!
I hope your day is graced with beauty!