I can't begin to express the joy I feel when I am able to share my passion with others & teach them the techniques that I have come to love in creating my own canvases! The other night, I did just that by teaching a group of friends how to create this canvas during a "Mixed Media Mama's" night at my place:
It's so amazing to watch others take the techniques & create their own visions of the project! Even with a few glitches in tools, these ladies were amazing!
|Deione & Charity having some fun!|
|Gabrielle thinking outside the box with a red background!|
|Working on the backgrounds|
|Rachel & Gabrielle at work|
(I am bummed to say I didn't get a final shot of Rachel's - she worked on 3 canvases simultaneously! I promise to get a pic from her when they are on her bedroom wall!)
|Charity created a beautiful blended background for her trees!|
|Bev & Maria getting ready for the next step...|
|And Maria dives in!|
|Barb & her daughter Keri hard at work!|
|Michele & one other "student" ventured into different techniques.|
It make she feel proud of my students & honestly, proud of myself when I see their pieces coming together! I think to myself, "I taught them that!" It's such an amazing feeling!!!
|Bev's beautiful canvas!|
|Gabrielle, Barb, Keri & Charity's amazing works!|
|Rebecca, Michele & Maria's gorgeous pieces!|
And of course, we had to get the kiddos into the act…no sitter? no problem! These two hung out on their own while we painted & didn't get into the act until later…
|Bev's daughters playing along!|
Don't you just love the colors & the freedom of their work? Their mom told me that they were inspired to pull some paint & canvases out at home the next morning as well.
I am blessed!