In July of this year I spent two weeks in crafting bliss working on my projects from Debby Anderson's "A Romantic Journey On Canvas" at Artful Gathering and have to tell you that I may have found a new passion - something I absolutely love.
I can hear you all saying - what a surprise, Linda! You've found a new passion. When it comes to crafting is there anything you've ever tried that you haven't absolutely loved? Probably not.
Well, it is true that I absolutely love to craft and love everything I've learned through my online classes, but when it comes to passion - well, that's a little different. I have a passion for the Victorian era - especially the dresses, for doll making, for genealogy, for floral design, and for history. To all this I would have to add mixed media. I absolutely LOVE mixed media.
My husband doesn't love it as mixed media utilizes lots of different types of supplies so my living room was an absolute mess. You couldn't even see any of the furniture in there. It was all covered with arts & crafts supplies of one sort or another - all needed for the mixed media projects I'd been working on for my online classes.
I have to tell you that I absolutely LOVED Debby's class. Debby Anderson is an unbelievably talented and inspiring jewelry designer and artist. Her online class was fabulous. Her video's were very easy to follow and she explained everything she was doing beautifully. I couldn't be more pleased with her class. If you've wanted to try creating mixed media canvas collage dress form projects Debby's class is a MUST TAKE.
There were 3 projects in Debby Anderson's "A Romantic Journey On Canvas" mixed media online class: one to create a corseted tutu, one to create a wedding gown, and one to create a mixed media angel collage. I made two corseted canvas's - one on 12" x 12" canvas and one on an 8" x 10" canvas. I've also created a wedding gown on an 11" x 14" canvas.
Here's my first corseted tutu on a 12" by 12" canvas:
Here's my second corseted tutu on an 8" x 10" canvas:
The woman pictured in the wedding gown canvas above is my Mother. I love this picture of her and thought it would look beautiful in this mixed media collage. I think it does and hope you would agree.
Can you understand now why I've found a new passion? Beautiful dresses in a mixed media canvas collage - how could I not love that?
I have so many different crafting interests that when I find a craft project I want to try I rarely make more than two or three items. That was until took a couple of Artful Gathering mixed media classes. I fell in love with mixed media and, as a result, have been making some ( make that many) different types of mixed media craft items from tutu canvases to tiny houses, to fairy houses, to seasonal and holiday collage pictures. For the last three months I've been totally absorbed in my mixed media projects and have loved every minute of it.
If you love creating shabby chic, romantic, and Victorian dress forms on canvas or work like to learn many mixed media techniques for creating a beautiful canvas I would highly recommend Debby's class. I loved it.