I love making cards and collages. But like everyone, I get into slumps. I don't like my stamps (ANY of them!!). I don't like my inks! And my forest-worth of paper....all garbage!!
So, I take a class in anything but card-making. I try new techniques, I meet new people, and sometimes, I even make something I like :)
Yesterday, I was at Sandra Spanuolo's class. She's an amazing collage artist and painter who generously shares her secrets with students. I attended her classes when she lived in |Milton, but now that she's literally around the corner from me, I find I am attending more. We did a sweet little bird house.
Now, Sandra warns us -- for a long time, it's going to look ugly. Then it gets better. You just have to keep working. It was my day to be ugly yesterday. I was sorely tempted at one point to gesso over the whole thing and start over. I was surrounded by masterpieces! (Note to self: sit elsewhere next time) But, with her encouragement, I persevered, and here's the result!