All Good Things Must Come To An End

Well, I’ve just posted the last week’s lesson for my workshop. What a fun journey and what completely amazing students! I have so enjoyed seeing their pages progress and what was once scary to some is now fun and exciting. You can see their pages here for yourself. I am already working on my next workshop where I will share the fun of Pitt Pens and water soluble crayon in lovely Moleskine journals. You can find out more about this workshop here. Gill has provided a link to her journal site offering class supplies with a discount for workshop attendies.—workshop-supplies-39-c.asp
Thank you for making this workshop so enjoyable!

Shades of Grey Workshop

You asked for it and now it’s here! I have just posted my next workshop at Creative Workshops. I have combined two of the most asked about techniques into one workshop. Numerous people have commented on the Pitt Pen pages and inquired about the Caran d’ache crayons with fluid matte medium, so I have combined these techniques into a journal workshop. Come and explore the possiblities with me starting March 23rd. Registration is now open.

A 3 week journey into the timeless art of Moleskine Journaling. We will use ‘Shades of Grey’ Pitt Pens, Caran d’ache watersoluble crayon, and black & white images to create pages worthy of a Moleskine’s handcrafted covers. This class will consist of 3 video demonstrations, and a collage sheet download.

Week 1~ It’s the Pitts!
Week 2~ Not always black or white
Week 3~ Grey’s or Gray’s Anatomy?

Supply List

  • Pitt Brush Tipped Pen Set, Shades of Grey (This set contains one each of six shades of gray, including Cold Gray III, Cold Gray IV, Cold Gray V, Warm Gray III, Warm Gray IV, and Warm Gray V)
  • In addition you will need Black Pitt Artist Pens in the following sizes, XS,F, &M
  • Moleskine Sketchbook, blank 100 pages, 5 1/4 x 8 1/4
  • 8B woodless graphite pencil
  • Black eraser (one that will erase charcoal/graphite)
  • Caran d’ache Neocolor II water soluble crayons: Silver Grey, Steel Grey, Grey, Dark Grey, Greyish Black (the colors in italics are optional)
  • Fluid Matte Medium, Golden’s
  • Small paintbrush (a 1/4″ angular brush works well, but any small flat brush will work)
  • UHU gluestick
  • White gel pen

Workshop fee $38.00

Day 29, STRESS

It was just one of ‘those’ days. I got up, day 3 of no school due to snow, and between drying snow clothes, cooking, dishes, laundry, eye doctor appointment, and life, I just did not get done what I wanted to. I just put my little guy to bed, he is pooped from snowboarding, and hubby is making me a cup of tea, and I am going to go and lock myself into my studio for a couple of hours. These pages were done in my moleskine with pitt pens. They are nothing like what I envisioned this morning. But that is the beauty of letting the page dictate where it will go. I feel so much better and clear headed getting it all out. Now I can go and be productive. I hope your day was productive:-)

Nancy Lefko, who is featured in the post below, has gifted me with this blog award. I am to list 5 things I am into right now, so here goes…
1.) Art journals-go figure:-)
2.) Sharing a love for art through workshops and writing
3.) Spring cleaning (I know, I’m early)
4.) Playing with mediums, experimenting
5.) My family, even though they drove me a little nuts earlier today:-)