Sunday, August 02, 2009

Off to Phoenix

I'm off to Phoenix to visit Maija. Yes, I am well aware that going to Phoenix in the summer is not a brilliant idea, but after I visit Maija we will be going to the art retreat, ArtUnraveled (also in Phoenix). I'm taking some very fun classes!!!!
But first, here is my name tag -- we make our own!Because m is always for martha! (okay, sometimes it is for Maija too)

I start with an introduction to Photoshop for Mixed Media Artists. Mike Jennings is teaching this one. Mike and his wife Shoshana own Hannah Grey, the online shop -- I've bought lots from here -- please go and visit!! I can play a bit with photoshop, but I'm completely self taught, so it's time to take a class.....
Then I get to play with Resin with Susan Lenart Kazmer. I have wanted to take a class from her for many years. Yay! I've made bezels and have been working with Resin for about 25 years, but it's all about lifelong learning, right? I pull out her book 'Making Connections" every week or so. Her jewelry truly takes my breath away.
Then I take a class called "Stencil self portraits" with Judy Wise. This wil be so fun -- and not too out of my comfort zone. Judy emailed me my adorable stencils (made from 2 photographs of me) and I did a happy dance -- woohoo!
Then a class with Kelly Kilmer! I love Kelly's work -- and have chatted online with her, taken online classes from her and traded with her, but have never met her.
On my last day, I'm taking a painting class with Katie Kendrick, called Tales from the Land of Odd. this one is out of my comfort zone. I've never really painted before. Yikes! But I'm odd, so I'm sure it will be fine, lol.
I'm going to be updating my blog daily- stay tuned! (I'm having a few giveaways!)


Carmi said...

Have a wonderful time!!

vivian said...

have a great time! I know you will!

Leslie Jane Moran said...

This looks like a fabulous line-up of classes. Can't wait to see your creations. Have a wonderful time.

A bird in the hand said...

Pkease give Katie Kendrick a big hug from me.

Have a great time.

Kelly said...

oh golly gosh you are going to have the best time! maija is such a good hostess. it's that al you have to look out for ;0)...hee. you surely did pick some fab classes, martha. 'hope you have a blast!

Kim Mailhot said...

Have a wonderful trip !CReate, create,create and play, play play !

Elizabeth said...

I am soooo excited for you!! You will adore Susan Lenart Kazmer!! She is such a trip. I took a class with her several years ago and I rmember every moment of it!! Have a blast!!!!!!
Love your name tag!! It is SOOOOO YOU!!!!!

Joanne Huffman said...

See you soon!