Friday, September 17, 2010

Art Happenings...

Today I received my confirmation packet for Artfest 2011, I
was lucky to get into my first choice of classes, yay!!

I had heard about Artfest quite a long time ago but always
thought that it was too high a level for me. Well after
meeting lots of art friends through online classes, blogs,
Yahoo groups and the Tim Holtz cruise to Mexico, I realised
that this was something that I could and should do. This
year I attended for the first time with my cabin mate from
the cruise, we have become good friends and art event buddies!
So I am encouraging anyone out there who is interested but
maybe nervous about it, you can do it, go and look at the
website to see the diverse classes that are available.For some reason I am more excited about next year's event
but I am sure that is because now I know what to expect.
I am even pushing myself to learn something new this time.

Another art happening that I decided to join in is
The Sketchbook Project 2011. When I heard about this
project it sounded like a great thing to be involved with and
got really excited about it, so signed up to do it. I was
looking forward to the day my sketchbook arrived, and it
did, about 3 weeks ago. Now that I have it I am at a total
loss as how to start. I have been scouring the internet
looking for some help, I have connected with a couple of
ladies through one of my Yahoo groups who also have not
started theirs yet. The theme of my book is "In 5 Minutes..".

My problem is I don't know how to interpret the theme and
fill a sketchbook about it. I have a couple of ideas but am
not sure if I am going in the right direction, so if anyone
has any insight, suggestions etc on how to approach it
I would love to hear them, pretty please :)


Deb said... 5 minutes? That is pretty vague. Can you just start by doodling and writing random words that come to mind? You are so creative, Marlene, I'm sure that once the pen meets the paper you'll have no trouble at all! Can't wait to see what you come up with.

Lynn Stevens said...

5 minutes? well you can always check out Take Ten a stamping magazine put out by Stampington, but not much stamping ,it might give you some great ideas!

Lisa V said...

Wow---good for you!! I've seen the sketchbook project & it looks like so much fun! I was just afraid I couldn't keep up with it. Can't wait to see what you do with it. :)