Art & Soul: What Happened in Vegas
Of course, when Saint Maria (the patron saint of those who shop for art tools and supplies) announced that she'd have Sally Jean's preferred soldering irons and tools at the on-site shop, I HAD to have one since I suspected that my soldering iron was half of my problem. Having used the right tool now, I know that it was 99% of my problem! One cannot emphasize enough the importance of having the right wattage and the right tip for the job.
I love that car and this picture of my dad is one of my very favorite photos. Yes, there are three kids in there with him. We always wanted to ride along for a while. I know I'm the kid on the right, and the one on the left next to Daddy is my brother, but the one in the middle is a neighbor kid, I only suspect who it is. The picture is adhered to heavy watercolor paper and is ready for the next steps of Stephanie's process. Once I realized how easily the heavy WC paper breaks with the photo and it's 'glue' on it, I wished I'd opted for 140# paper instead of 300#. I really enjoyed the process of painting it in this unexpectedly untraditional class.
On the left are the new backup signers for Craig Ferguson's Late, Late Show themesong backup singer, me. I gave the job to myself because I love his peppy theme. When I was singing it for the girls as we dined at Mon Ami Gabi in Paris Las Vegas, Keri on the left and Kathy on the right chimed in while Gina snapped our photo. We five had a wonderful time together. Keri tried to assassinate me by driving my mobility scooter off the top of the Eiffel Tower, but all is forgiven and I'm only going to mention it a few thousand more times for the rest of her life! ;-))
Here is the first project I did at A&S Vegas, in Lisa Kaus' class, 'Color My World'. I had a great time and really like my finished piece. Lisa had drawings of her own that you could trace and use but I'm happy that I decided to just wing it and draw. It's so easy to let your drawing skills go by the wayside when you do arts that don't strictly depend on it the way traditional painting media relies on your ability to draft your idea or what you see onto the canvas or other substrate before you can start. This class was an interesting blend of traditional painting, follk art, and mixed media. I'm so pleased with the finished project as well. It is definitely going up on the wall in the kitchen!