Have been working on class samples surrounded by the chaos of ongoing construction.......but actually have enjoyed having people in the house. The house has been way too quiet since Art has been gone. Love the smell of wood and paint and the sound of drills and saws........not to mention the way the guys kid with each other. I don't even mind the mess........which almost concerns me! LOL.
One of the classes I will be teaching in May will be Creative Configuration, using the amazing Tim Holtz configurations. Students will pick their own theme........a person to honor.......a special event or place........and get creative with representing it! My sample is centered around my husband Art. Creating it made me focus on all the happy, silly, memorable things that made him so lovable! You can see that he loved trains, candy, his faith, astronomy, finding the biggest shells at the beach, playing solitaire, and found so much joy in life. The huge pear represents a very funny story that took place when he was sick. He received a gift box from my sister, which contained alot of fruit, but Art had to wait a certain amount of time after his chemo before he could eat. There was a gold foiled wrapped pear........at least Art thought it was a pear! He held that pear in his hand watching the clock for 2 hours, waiting to bite into the juicy pear. When he finally could tear off the foil........it was a chocolate pear! Art ate that and then one of the real pears that was not wrapped up at all. How we laughed.......and we always laughed! I have attached a picture of it below.
I used alot of Tim Holtz products, including tissue tape, grunge board and metal embellishments, as well as some Tattered Angels products: Gumdrop Glimmer Mist, Chandelier Glimmer Glam and All That Jazz Glimmer Glaze.
So...........get creative.........and get happy!