"Gridlock Wood Collage"
with Karen Michel
(all photos taken with permission from the artist)
My last class at Art Unraveled was with Karen Michel, mixed-media artist, instructor and author of two books: The Complete Guide to Altered Imagery and Green Guide for Artists. It was a wonderful day creating, as she puts it, "a visual conversation within a wood block collage." I loved that we were encouraged to use our own empheria and materials in order to create a piece that spoke to us. It was actually the only workshop I've ever taken where I completed something before leaving class (which is a statement about my slow-poke self, and not the instructors)! I love the results and hope you enjoy a few of my favorite shots from the day . . .
A peek into Karen's supplies
The beginnings of my own wood collage
My finished piece
Thanks for joining me on this journey; I had a wonderful time meeting fellow artists and bloggers while being inspired by some of the best mixed-media instructors around. I encourage you to seek out as many classes as you can as I believe that they are essential to our continued education and development as artists and individuals. . . .
On another note, TODAY is the last day to enter for the Big Blogiversary Giveaway! If you haven't done so already, please feel free to check out the picture on the top of my sidebar for details. And pop by TOMORROW for the party and giveaway results. . . .