Friday, September 28, 2012

today we shall dance

dancing skeleton
I didn't feel like repairing jewelry or cleaning the studio or taking pictures for Artsonia or filing or trying to uncover the top of my desk. Today I needed to paint. So I did. And this is what happened.

I danced.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Adult Workshops and Classes!

You asked for it and I have a schedule ready for my scrapbook friends and mixed media artists!

Artworks Studio/Scrapper’s Nook

Fall Workshops and Crop Nights

Scrap* Paper* Scissors* CROP!

Take advantage of the creative atmosphere at Artworks Studio and Laura’s artistic expertise as well as sharing ideas among fellow croppers. Paper friendly snacks will be served and you are more than welcome to bring in the beverage of your choice.

Crop Nights!

The studio has the following equipment available for your use during the evening: large format printer, punches, stamps, Crop-a-dile II Big Bite and Cricut Expressions. You are welcome to bring in your own Cricut cartridges to use too. The studio owns the following cartridges: Jasmine, Plantin School Book, Graphically Speaking, Ultimate Creative Series Sampler, A Frightful Affair, Team Spirit and Sports Mania.

Scrapper’s Nook materials purchased during the crop will be 10% off!

Space is limited to 6 people
TIME: 7:00 – 10:30 PM
Fee: $10
Dates: Thursdays
October 11
October 18
November 1
November 15
December 13

Use up your PAPERS!

Offered every other month this afternoon workshop will take you through fun and easy projects that make you use up those scraps of paper you’ve been hoarding! You bring your scrap stash and I will provide the rest.

Saturday October 13th 1:00-4:00PM
Fee: $18

Halloween/Fall Banner

Holiday/Winter Banner
Saturday December 8th 1:00 – 4:00 PM
Fee: $18

Holiday/Winter Banner


Pinned it! Now I’m going to MAKE it!
How many DIY crafty pins on Pinterest have you tried to actually do? Each workshop features a project that I have pinned to my Pinterest boards. So let’s do it! All materials will be provided.

Altered cigar box for the holidays

Altered Box: Transform an ordinary cigar box into work of art keep sake box. How about in a holiday theme to keep those cherished Christmas cards in?
Saturday November 3rd 1:00 – 5:00PM
Fee: $35

The Fine Print: Class & crop reservations are on a first come, first served basis. If necessary a waiting list can be made for each class, and any cancellations will need to be made with a minimum of 48 hours notice before the class session meets. Refunds will be in the form of store credit if cancellation is made prior to the 48-hour period. If the cancellation is made less than 48 hours before the class is to be held, class materials will be distributed to you after the session ends. Crop night fees have a 24-hour cancellation notice and are non-refundable after the 24-hour notice window.

Sunday, September 23, 2012

no picture just words

For years I have been incorporating words into my art. Today, as I was surfing through Pinterest I noticed how many other artists there are out there who also use words in their art.

This got me to thinking- if a picture is worth a thousand words- then why did I find it necessary to use 1001 or more...

I am insecure in my work? Am I trying to over explain? Is it because I want to make sure the viewer "gets it"

This requires some thinking.