Saturday, July 7, 2012

"Art Journalista" and "The Perfect Collection" Updates...

Another new page in my Art Journalista journal...

The image of the flowers was provided by our teacher Teresa - isn't it gorgeous?  Other materials used for this one include neocolor crayons in flesh and pink, Charcoal Maya Mist, raven image that was in my stash, vintage office supply stars (another new LOVE), and some pink chenille that is stitched on with a sewing machine. Still loving this class!

In other news, I finished "The Perfect Collection" workshop by Shimelle that I mentioned a couple of posts ago, and it was FABULOUS!!!  It teaches you how to cut up your papers in certain ways so that you end up with tons of layouts from one collection.  I was so excited I stayed up all night (again - ha, that's no surprise these days) cutting up a collection and trying it out!  It was FUN!  It got me thinking about a whole new way to approach scrapbooking, and now I'm coming up with my own ideas of how to cut up the paper and put together "starting points," as Shimelle calls them.  Here's a link to a thread at 2Peas that is talking about the fabulousness of the class.  If you decide to take the class, I'd love to hear what you think!

I hope you are having a wonderful weekend!  I'm off to clean up the studio before starting on another project!  Thanks for visiting and I will see you soon!

9 comments:

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This is gorgeous Michelle! I loveeeeee the bird and the colors!!!

Sharon said...

So beautiful, Michelle! I love the soft feel and gorgeous colors here! Your journaling is amazing!

REVEREND SAMARA NAVI said...

Hi Michelle, this is Samara Navi. Your pieces are gorgeous. I am also loving the course and the way it is taught. I am so enjoying how you are showing your pieces this way. Michelle, have you thought of teaching a journal writing course? I don't think there is a writing that I have enjoyed as much as yours! If you do, please get in touch with me k? btw, your pic is so adorable, you look like a little fairy-nymph-deva! smiles and joy, rev. samara

REVEREND SAMARA NAVI said...

Hi Michelle, this is Samara Navi. Your pieces are gorgeous. I am also loving the course and the way it is taught. I am so enjoying how you are showing your pieces this way. Michelle, have you thought of teaching a journal writing course? I don't think there is a writing that I have enjoyed as much as yours! If you do, please get in touch with me k? btw, your pic is so adorable, you look like a little fairy-nymph-deva! smiles and joy, rev. samara

dawn said...

Michelle, this is so beautiful, the words and the page. I'm so happy you feel this way about yourself, I think your so amazing, sweet, fun, colorful and don't even get me started on the creative side, YOU ROCK TO ME!!
To bad we live to far apart to be friends in off line, would LOVE THAT!!
The colors, bird, mask?? whatever you did I LOOOVE this. Thanks for sharing this with us.

Saw Reverend Samara's comment, I agree with her. You should be teaching a class on so many things. Let's hope you spread your wings even more this year and will teach. It would be GREAT!!

Take care and thanks for all you inspire me with.
HUGS!
Dawn

Michelle LaPoint Rydell said...

Your comments are all making my day today! I do have teaching on my list of goals. I just need to make the time. I'm so glad to know that you support that idea!

Diane said...

This is a beeeautiful journal page. Love it a lot!
:D

REVEREND SAMARA NAVI said...

writing printing journal sayings writing writing printing....LOL

Patricia Roebuck said...

This is gorgeous, Mivhelle! The colors, that little "knowing". Love this! And ok now you make me want to check out Shimelle's class! Will let you know if I sign up!