Friday, 10 May 2013

Great Lakes Mega Meet ...

... hello everyone - hope you're having a good day.  I've been busy this morning catching up with some ironing and I finished it.  It was made so much easier as I watched Silver Linings Playbook - which was excellent.

I told you yesterday that I was going to the Great Lakes Mega Meet - well, it was brilliant.  I took two classes about colouring with Copics - well worth it too.  I feel much happier about colouring now.  My third class was about Zentangles.  Our teacher was Diana Hirsch - she is a super teacher.  She created a wonderful atmosphere of calm, which was very welcome after walking around the exhibition, and then started to teach us three basic tangles.  After our class we had all completed a tile - here's the photo of the group's work:

With only three tangles - each work is totally unique, and it really was lots of fun.  I felt very relaxed at the end of the session and also want to learn more!  Here's a close up of my very first tangle - I think I'll be making more.

I did get a number of bits and pieces at the show, but I was reasonably restrained.  I got some scrapbook templates to make shaped pages, a few books with new tangles in them, some stencils for mixed media and art journalling, some wonderful new shimmer acrylic paints (Silks), some Cuttlebug 5" x 7" embossing folders, some laser cut titles for scrapbook pages and, the best deal of the day, a lot of new Copics.  I got a selection of greys and the fluorescent colours!  Very pleased with my stash!

That's all for now, as I'm off into my craft room to play - got to make a card with some of my new stash!!  See you soon.


Paula (PEP) said...

Sounds as if you had an amazing time. Terrific that you were taught some shading too with the tangles. The tangle books are great to work with - I'm always referring to them & they give super ideas for combining tangles with other pieces of artwork.
Paula (PEP)

Sue Lelli said...

Well I would say you did very well shopping and with that cool class!

Stamps and Paper said...

Love your Zentangke work and I must say your new stash love interesting


Stella said...

The way you write about that workshop makes me eager to follow one myself :) Your tangle looks great. Somethng completely different but definitely lovely.
And your new stash looks great!

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