I have so much to share from the ConvenZioNE last week that it will take a few days. I of course had to journal about the event, so I will start with one of my pages. I needed to take some images to use in the projects I did in the workshops, so I used some of those in my journal, prepping a few pages with some paint to be added to later. This page reflects my online, friendships with some of the people there. I knew them by name, but had never met any of them. A little scary, but the instant I met these ladies, I felt right at home. We all share the bonds of creativity and it is evident when you walk into a room full of amazing artists.

This piece was done in Brandie Butcher-Isley’s class. She is an inspiring artist who’s work I have admired for a long time. We met right away and hung out together for the whole event. We will be doing some collaboration on projects in the future and left with our minds full of ideas. Brandie truly has the soul of an artist and there was an instant connection that I will always cherish.

This piece also serves as my response to last weeks Melange Team Challenge, FUN, as I can’t think of anything more fun than being in the land of ZNE!
The other workshop that I took, was Anna Corba’s class. She lead us into her world of lovely vintage papers, beeswax, and simple elegance. She is the loveliest of ladies and was a huge inspiration to me with her words and presence.
I completed 5 pieces of art in 2 days which in itself was amazing. As a mom I just don’t get to sit down and work start to finish on projects. Having someone bring me lunch, and no housework or anything else to do but art is a great way to live, let me tell you! But for most of us that is not our reality and I have become adept at working art around life and finding balance between the two.
This piece will serve as my response to this weeks Melange Team Challenge, ‘Mom’. I used some images from my own artwork. This is something I have been wanting to do and the beeswax collage is the perfect format. I was unable to scan the whole piece, which is 9×13, but this is the main portion.

I will be posting more through the week there is just so much to share!

18 responses

  1. OMG I am overwhelmed at your talent. I am so glad I discovered your article in cps! Wow. You just keep it up sistah!

  2. Pam I have always loved your art, the exquisite use of just the right amount of color, the depth of the layers and the expression in the faces you draw. To see it online is one thing, to see it in person, even on a small ATC in another. I just received my little gift from you – it is beautiful!! Thank you so very much. And the quote – enjoy the journey, and fly on it are perfect!!!I’m gonna place it in my Bible I think!!Blessings Pam, and Happy Mother’s Day.

  3. love love love the mom piece! Nothing like being in the midst of other creative minds to get the must all revved up. :-)hugsgail

  4. Pam those are just stunning. I love the use of the Beeswax. I’m still confused on it works long term though. I am definitely going to try encaustic as soon as I can find some locally.Great pieces!

  5. What fun you must have had at the Zne convention!! What an accomplishment to finish 5 pieces in 2 days, you’re right-we rarely have the luxury to work without distractions so it’s such a treat to have that opportunity. To meet some of your online friends and fellow artists must have been icing on the cake 🙂

  6. Love the projects from you classes and your challenge piece. I will be delightful to watch where you go with your newfound techniques and classes. Your work is already so wonderful, but an artist is always experimenting and playing to find new things!

  7. Pam your pages are beautiful. I love the muted tones. How lucky you are to have met with such lovely women.I to hope to go to the convention someday.So happy for you.XXXBecky

  8. What a thrill this trip was for you…and I just love seeing the work that you created there….just perfect…thanks for sharing….and yes, I am totally jealous too!! LOL

  9. Hi, Pam! Sounds like a great time! I think a lot of us would like the idea of just creating all day, having someone bring us lunch (and remind us to eat!) and to just be able to play! At least you captured it for a moment! 🙂

  10. I am SO happy for you and am delighted that you are sharing what you can of your journey. The artwork is beautiful.I love what you did in Brandie’s workshop, and glad for you both that you finally got to meet.

  11. Pam it sounds like you had a fabulous time! I am quite envious of all the people that were able to take your class, hopefully one day soon our paths will cross…looking forward to more posts of beautiful pages.

  12. I am just as jealous as I can be….but so happy for you and your fun. I like yout entries as I do all of your work! I am going to come back this evening to visit the gals you linkws for us to see. Glad to have you back!~xx~Kathy

  13. oh your artwork is wonderful, as always, pam! i’m so glad you had such a wonderful time. it sounds like you had an awesome art journey!

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