I resolve to learn new
creative techniques in 2014.
I think this is a reasonable and attainable goal, as I have already committee to taking some classes (non-refundable deposits) from some teachers that I am really excited about. The artwork above is from the talented D.J. Pettitt, who will be teaching a three day workshop at Everything Scrapbook and Stamps in Lake Worth, Florida. I am looking forward to this mixed-media workshop, that will combine book arts, painting, and all kinds of techniques. Before this April class, I will take a class with quilt star Cindy Blackberg. She is well known for her hand-piecing techniques. Hope to get some fabric dying classes in at some point, and I met a nice artist at the shop today who teaches private encaustic classes. Hmmm. While the classes mentioned seem to be at polar opposites of the creative spectrum, I am addicted to all types are arts and crafts and like to experience it ALL! Some things I will never try again (acid dying of wool - best done in a classroom outside of my house!) and some I will take and incorporate into my mix. Finding out there are so many creative peeps in Florida - who knows what opportunities may come my way!