I am getting ready to work on phase two of my art collaboration project from yesterday’s post: color. I welcome the challenge of this phase because I have my ideas for color, but I want to be respectful of the texture elements. I mean, what is the point of creating texture if it’s going to be completely destroyed by color? That’s not a collaboration, well at least not to me. Meanwhile, I’m putting things together so I can knock out these holiday crafts (and photographs) in the next two weeks. I am going to be working on a lot of autumn leaves for the Thanksgiving projects and some of everything for Christmas (stamps, die cuts, Copic Markers, and tons of embellishments, because, hey, what is the point of making Christmas cards without stuff that sparkles?).
I spent Friday and Saturday taking Copic technique classes and while I expected to learn new things about Copic markers, which I already enjoyed working with immensely, I was surrounded by a lot of fabulous people, whose paths I hope to cross again. Usually when I take any creative class or workshop I find myself really hyped up and cranking stuff out left and right for two or three days and then it’s back to the usual routine until I’m cleaning out stuff and I realize, oh I learned how to do stuff with that. It’s not a pattern I am proud of, but I am working on changing it and I’ll be posting what I’m up to from time to time because another thing I learned during the class is that I truly enjoy my creative time and I’ve missed out on too much of it already. I’d like to thank my husband, who hanged out with our kids (they had the day off from school Friday) and made this entire experience possible.