Tuesday, July 26, 2011

A Fairy Class with Suzi Blu

Suzi Fairy Class 072211My friend Suzi Blu is going home to New Jersey.

Before she goes, we had to fit in one last class.  We created a pretty fairy painting.

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We started by drawing our faces in pencil.  Then we added a couple of different textures, such as molding paste.

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We used stencils for some of the design.  The rest of the textures were added with a knife. 

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Suzi, Christine, Gina and Anna

Here's our little group of students.  At this point we have completed the first day.  Need to let the texture elements dry completely.

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The next day, we began adding color with sprays, paints and powders.  It was an awesome process.

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Proud of my painting.

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Gina and Anna with their beautiful paintings.

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Suzi caught a few moments in between helping her students and not only created the painting above, but also worked on several of her unfinished projects.

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This was our inspiration piece that Suzi actually created for the class.

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It was a super informative class because of all the techniques we learned.  It was a wonderful, rich class because of the pretty face we learned to draw.  It was a fabulous experience because I learned to paint a beautiful fairy and gained so much more confidence in my art.  Suzi is not only a fabulous artist and teacher, but she also has a unique ability to reinforce confidence that one doesn't even realize they already possess.

Well, now that my Suzi is leaving, it will be online classes for me for awhile.  Rest assured, I'll be saving my pennies to visit my Jersey girl very soon. 

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Friday, July 8, 2011



Here they are!  My first tomatoes this year.  What's cool about the small cluster of tomatoes is that they came from a rogue plant that just showed up in my yard.  Plus, this particular plant is growing in the shade, which unusual for tomatoes.  I couldn't wait for the last green one to ripen.  I had to pick them.

I have my first illness of the year.  Hope it's my last for years to come.  I've been sick for three weeks.  My poor husband has had a fever for three days.  He's taking antibiotics.  Being the rebel, I never went to the doctor, so still struggling a bit.  Getting better though!

GG 060711 (27)Last night, I managed to drag myself to

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Book Club.  I'm so glad I did because we had lots of fun and it was the shot in the arm that I needed.  It was good to laugh and be with friends. 

Can't think of anymore firsts because I haven't done anything in three weeks.

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