The first class is called "Cuff Me!". It will cover needle felting, paperclay button making, embroidery and putting it all together.
The second class is called "Story Pieces". My daughter and I started writing just the ending parts of stories in our journals a couple of years ago. I thought it would be cool to incorporate these story pieces into paintings. The class will cover background painting, painting the colorful little children of your mind and writing and adding in the story pieces of your own. Below are the first 3 of the series. They are painted on wood:
Artfest is an annual event. I think it is in it's 16th year and is the largest retreat in the country (I think I even heard in the world!). If you have never been, you should start making plans now!! It is so creative, so supportive and the most fun event I have ever attended. It starts on Wednesday and runs through Sunday. It is held in an old Army fort with the beautiful Puget Sound as a backdrop. Deer sometimes even walk by as you walk to classes! You will make friends that you keep in touch with throughout the years. This will be my 5th Artfest year.
Onto other fun things! I just finished a series of 6 small journals. These journals have been a big hit at Artfest, online and locally. I only make them a couple of times per year. They measure 5" x 7". Each journal features 15 pages (30 front and back) of Canson 140lb watercolor paper (it can handle any medium and is my favorite paper). I have made them to lay mostly flat so they are easy to write or paint in (although I have not broken them in....I'll let you do that yourself!!) The little charms on the spine are handmade by me and the lovely fibers are Italian and French yarns. I will only be selling 3 of the 6 (whichever 3 sell first). The rest will go to Artfest. They are $40 each + $5 to ship. If you are interested, please email me at Sunnycdolls@aol.com to reserve yours!
The above group each feature a small original painting. One has a brass bee, one has a pebble with the word "curious" showing through.
If you have any questions or would like additional pictures emailed to you, please let me know! Thank you all for reading and for your lovely comments!! xoxo