Saturday, April 16, 2011

Fabulous Mixed Media Art at Sandra's Open Studio

A while back, I took this photo at my dear friend's studio. Here are a 'bunch' of the ladies listening to Sandra intently. This is not always the case, we seldom listen INTENTLY. We are so immersed in art it is actually our therapy in play. Today was Sandra's first Anniversary! We all came for cake and to make art! It was all yummy! I have been coming regularly once a week to Sandra's Studio for a whole year. It is something I am totally passionate about. I hate to miss a single lesson! I wish you all live close enough to come to Open Studio. I know three of my blog readers and dear friends, Michelle, Erin and Doeteke all come to Open Studio regularly. I met Michelle through my blog. Actually, I met Sandra through Cloth Paper Studios Magazine when I saw her name and work in one of the issues. I emailed her and the rest is history! I love her dearly and she has become like the daughter I wished I had, but I only had boys!

This fuzzy photo is a picture of a class with Sandra using paper and stitch! It was so much fun! Below is another lesson using magazine pieces in one colour to create a tree collage. This is my bird tree! If you would like to see more student work, check out Sandra's blog at

Now for the exciting news, I am teaching at Sandra's studio all next week. ( Wed. Thurs. Sat. from 10:00 - 1:00 ) I will be teaching an embroidery piece called Jewel City. We will paint aida cloth and create a city inspired by the art of Paul Klee. It will be embellished with embroidery and beads and lace bits. I found this lesson in an old Stitch (UK)  magazine and I impoved upon it in my style. I hope if you are interested you will contact me and I will send you  an email address for Sandra.
My art ventures are all very exciting right now and I am contemplating what I can do next! Any suggestions? I'd love to hear from you!  More photos to follow!


michelle said...

Hey Donna what an exciting month for you ! very proud of you and blessed to know you. Sandra's was fun this week the cake was yummy and i am looking forward to your class this coming week. I am also so excited to see you on 3creative studios and i know i will be joining in. See you on tuesday !!! x

Kathy said...

If you are doing fabric collage on something like a box, do you just glue the fabric on and add embellishments?

Anonymous said...

Hello I tried the link to Sandra's Blog but it didn't work can you help.

maggi said...

No wonder you are sounding excited, what a fabulous time you are having. Wish I was near enough to attend.

Anne Marie - Toronto said...

Lovely little treasures! Looks like you all had a lot of fun!

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