Sunday, May 1, 2011

Artfest 2011-Creativity!

I remember when signing up for my classes how difficult it was to narrow it down to just three!  After several weeks of deliberations these are the classes I settled for:

Thursday workshop was with Robert Smith's "Spirit Dolls".  The class was a delight of wire work and gut stretching and layering.  I was not sure of gut casing but once Robert illustrated how to handle the casing and the odor was not as strong as I thought it would be.  Robert guided us on different wire bending effect and inspired us to find our own spirit doll.
I had a bit of challenge at the beginning  in getting the wire sturdy but as I work more with the wire things got easier and I was on a roll.  Finished one doll in class and Robert was generous to give us extra guts to play with after class.  Play is exactly what I did in making my second doll into the wee hours of the night.  I think I am getting hook on the gut!

my 1st spirit doll
close up

Day two was Jesse Reno's Freedom Understanding Expression workshop.  I was looking forward to this class as it would be my second workshop with him.  I truly enjoyed his class last year and my fingers and hands were so ready to get dirty!!!We dug into the paints and he had do some exercise and I did one piece and got started on the second piece which I worked on later in the evening! Any title suggestions for these creations?

Saturday was all about "Love Burst" enameling on copper and doming heart shape to make the project.  Melisa was easy going in explaining the process and sharing her wealth of information.  I was in the zone on what creativity is all about! Pounding on the medal, fabricating designs and enameling was my highlights of the workshop!
As usual, I appreciate your comments!




m i c h e l l e said...

Adeola your work is gorgeous! Looks like you had a great class line up but I have to say, your enameled pieces are magnificent!

adeola's studio said...

you are so kind michelle...thanks for the positive vibes!!!

lizzie said...

Love everything you made. I love how you made a face on one of the enameled pendants.

Anonymous said...

Love your work...... I remember you finishing your spirit doll in building 202. It's so cool

Annie Hooten - Art With Heart said...

Beautiful work. I got to briefly meet you at the journaling party down by the water (and thanks for for wonderful fabric trade) but we didn't really get to talk much. Next year for sure!!!

MB Shaw said...

Great work (as usual!) and I especially resonate with the pieces you made in Jesse's class. They are really special :)

adeola's studio said...

thank you all for your lovely comments...
@ annie, i look forward to it next year
@ mbs...your work inspire me!