Sunday, September 19, 2010

SPIRIT SPEAKS WITHIN



I am taking an online class ..."Towers and Turrets", given by Sharon Thomlinson and Deryn Mentock. This class is fabulous, as it is a wonderful fusion of mixed media and jewelry! I signed up late, so I haven't gotten to the jewelry part yet, but I may stay on the mixed media part for a while since I have found it so much fun. I have learned so many new techniques, especially how to achieve those deep deep layers that I admire . The face painting part went smoother than I thought, I am pretty happy with my quirky faces here.....but I would like to do more. It takes me a long time to do them, but it is sooooo relaxing to me. This piece is a combination of a lot of techniques done on a 9x12 watercolor paper that was gessoed first, acrylics, collage, ...well, go visit the site HERE to see if your interested!

So that's what I did this weekend!

Thanks for visiting and sharing my world with me!

19 comments:

stregata said...

And I love it! What a gorgeous Towers and Turrets piece!!! Love your faces. I have been thinking about taking this class...

Tuire Flemming said...

Looks fantastic!!!

Diane said...

I just love all of these pieces that I'm seeing from Sharon's class--I HOPE that they'll have this class again in January!

Theresa said...

So fun to see this posted on your blog Sharon! Really admired it from the class site and even more here! Beautifully done!

Kat said...

I really like this. I have never thought to take an art class on line, but when I looked at the site it, loks kinda fun.

Have a great week.
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Elizabeth said...

I love your piece!! This class keeps calling my name........ perhpas I really should listen!!!

Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

Hi Sharon,
ooooh, gorgeous! love all the layers.What a wonderful class.Thanks for sharing.
Have a great day.
Hugs,
Marie

Terri Kahrs said...

Are you Kidding???? I LOVE these new pieces, Sharon! They really are special. Hugs, TErri xoxo

Alice said...

Beautiful! I signed up for the class very late and have just been taking my time perusing the videos and photos of everyones work. I have to say that since I am not a painter, the faces are a little intimidating to me--which is one reason I have not started yet. The other is time, and the need to pick up painting supplies. I hope that mine will turn out even half as sweet as yours!

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

WOWEE ! you've certainly found some lovely colors for this piece ... it's just brilliant ... whimsical and beautiful!

Great class indeed!
oxo

Lenna Young Andrews said...

i love what you did this weekend, sharon! we are in our new home!! xoxoxox

SummersStudio said...

Sharon, I love this. If only I had the time right now. The layering offers up so many opportunities to really get into what you are thinking.

Cindy said...

Sharon, this class was made for you! Painting and jewelry all mixed together!! I feel a lot like Alice...I do not paint and that portion has been a bit intimidating to me. So after ArtBLISS I hope to get started....I just hope to pick up some new techniques and inspiration. Your gorgeous collage really leaves me speechless. INCREDIBLE.

sharon said...

Thank you so much everyone for your comments...I really appreciate them!

Cathy said...

omg, i LOVE this. wish i were taking the class!

Dorthe said...

Sharon,
your tower girls are so wonderfull looking, I can see the many layers ,even on the screen, and love your faces.
I have read about this class , it must be so great to participate.
Enjoy it all ,dear.
Hugs,Dorthe

Effie said...

Fabulous!....... I have to do this class!

Astrid Maclean said...

Wow, these pieces are absolutely stunning!!! I am now well tempted to do this class.....

Cristi Baxter Clothier said...

Great piece, Sharon!

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