7/5/12

working in black and white

I'm always drawn to simple black and white collages so decided to try my hand at it and use my new black gesso again.  I love it - love the ease and completeness of coverage and it makes a great surface...maybe better than the white.

journal pages


AND.....EXCITING NEWS!

I bit the bullet, sucked it up, pulled on my big girl pants, and signed up for 2 Jane Davies' classes at the Art and Soul retreat in Portland, OR in October.  I'm excited, a little intimidated, excited, a little anxious.....but really looking forward to learning from one of my favorite artists.  A first for me -- taking an art class where my efforts will be on display.  I can do it, right Karen? (my favorite cheerleader!)


10 comments:

  1. Love them both. I got black gesso in my last art supply order, but haven't used it yet. Yay about your classes. I know you'll get revved up!
    Stay inspired!

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  2. Black Gesso always makes impact! Good for you signing up for the courses! Valerie

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  3. Personally I thing black gesso gives a much better quality of cover and loving how you've worked it. Annette x

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  4. Oooh! I love these pages, Terrie. I actually got out my jar of black gesso when I was doing art journaling with my two little grandgirls only to find it was hard as a rock.

    I will just have to get to Michael's and get some more. You've inspired me,

    xoxo

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  5. Black and white is super!!! Lucky you... let us know about the workshop... if you have time to take some pics.

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  6. Yay Terrie! That's so exciting! I loved my RISD class last weekend - haven't gotten around to blogging about it yet, but it was a great experience. even with that under my belt I'd be totally intimidated by Jane Davies, but I'd do it anyway. I love your black and white pages - my bottle of black gesso is nearly empty. time for a trip to the art supply store :)

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  7. Nice! I like them both!
    Enjoy the classes at the retreat! I bet that is going to be just awesome. :)

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  8. so glad you're loving the black gesso so much. your b & w pieces are great. gonna have to try that. they're so crisp and striking. and I am SO happy you signed up for Jane's classes!! we'll find a class to take together yet, just you wait. xx

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  9. This is "FANTASTIC!"
    You are going to have a blast... :]

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  10. classes are exciting and scary all at once, but I am sure you will not only learn heaps but also make some wonderful friends... I can't wait to hear about it and live a little vicariously through you and your experiences... so excited for you...xx

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