HI! I have to confess, I love the great Fall weather we’ve been having, but I also like the cold, rainy days. What’s that, you say? Have I gone mad? Well, yes, but it does make me feel like making art and knitting and staying inside with hot soup. How’s your transition into Fall going?
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Guest: Dr. Barnsley Brown
NEW WORK: MIXED MEDIA
So, as you know, I’m working hard on a new line of 3 dimensional work. I really like the free standing pieces, and I will be making more of those. But this week, I decided to try a similar look, but attached to a canvas. I used my new ipad to take pictures and get large photos to try different design ideas. This piece is mostly about color and 3-d forms, but also about curvy lines. The fabric is hand dyed by my friend Sherol Lappala. I used some silver Glitter thread on the bent pieces.
I hope to teach a class in how to make these in the near future.
Speaking of classes, one of my students wrote a glowing testimonial about my Rock Your Quilting Workshop that she just completed earlier this month. I humbly share it with you, so that you know you too can have these results, should you wish it!
“I wanted to tell you how much I really enjoyed the two + days with you. I have taken at least 2 free motion quilting classes before taking your workshop and purchased an expensive stitch regulator foot for my sewing machine but never felt confident enough to do free motion quilting on a quilt. I was always afraid I would ruin the quilt. After your workshop, I can free motion quilt with confidence without the stitch regulator foot! I truly value your coaching style of teaching. Your encouragement and constant nudges when discomfort/anxiety diverted focus from the task of learning free motion quilting technique were extremely valuable. The second part of the workshop helped me get over the next hurdle in the quilting process…how to choose the thread wt, color, type and quilting designs. I now have a process to follow to make an art quilt..or any quilt for that matter. Having a process to follow helps get around ‘road blocks’ of the mind. Before the workshop, you asked what we hoped to learn. You listened and provided an excellent workshop tailored for the participants. You are one of the rare artists who can not only create great art but can communicate and teach your process and techniques.
Feel free ot use any of the above in promoting your workshops…it is all true.” ~Nora
GUEST: Dr. Barnsley Brown
A while back, I met a dynamic woman at a Chix in Business meeting. We later got together and she helped me with some goal setting and getting my teaching off the ground. I really enjoyed her enthusiasm! But guess what, she also does seminars for artists who want to get better at the business end, and sell more work. Here is what one of her students said:
“Thank you Barnsley for the Creative Marketing for Artists seminar that has already helped me to write my artist mission statement and given me numerous marketing ideas to get my paintings veiwed by a larger public audience with disposable income. Your presentation is full of energy, is very entertaining and extremely informative. You give the tools to turn a hobby into a thriving business!” Michael Urbowicz, Graphite and Watercolor Artist
She also does:
- Group Reiki Classes
- Individual Reiki Treatments
- Intuitive Counseling & Thought Field Therapy
- Business Counseling & Coaching
- Business Seminars & Workshops
- Motivational Keynotes
If you know of any organization or group of artists who could use this kind of help, you can contact her at Spirited-Solutions.com
WHERE: AT THIMBLE PLEASURES in Chapel Hill teaching: WHAT: Fused Applique and Paint Class, 10-4 PM.
CALL: 919-968-6050 to register!
Next month! Come see my new booth, new work and beautiful gifts at all price points at the Piedmont Craftsmen’s Show.
Here’s the details:
November 17 & 18, 2012
M.C. Benton Convention Center in downtown Winston-Salem
Saturday, 10 am – 6 pm Sunday, Noon – 5 pm
- Adults $7
- Students/Seniors (age 65 and up) $6
- Children under 12 no charge
- Weekend Pass $11
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