I have been working on a number of scrapbooking and mixed media projects that I CANNOT WAIT to share with you all, but I want to present the content in a different format than my typical picture/text talk. I'll be developing at least one video in the next week or so, with the intention of posting at least three more over the course of the month. Here's a hint: Halloweenie has arrived early here at The RPC ;)
In the meantime, I wanted to share my excitement about an amazing event taking place this summer: Artful Gathering 2014! I'm a little late to the party, as Artful Gathering has taken place the past couple of years, but I'm ecstatic to be participating this year!
Thanks to one of my all-time favorite artists, David Everett of Chickenlips, I found out about this summer long online craft-fest through his e-newsletter. David will be presenting the workshop "Making a Day of the Dead Skeleton" which I've already registered for! Skellies, crafting, being taught by one of my artist heroes -- does it get any better than that?!
The other workshop I'm psyched about is Luthien Thye's "Beyond Time" workshop. I'm a big fan of altered books, and based on her workshop description and images, she appears to be a MASTER. I cannot wait to learn her amazing techniques!
So, will you be joining me this summer at Artful Gathering 2014? No excuses now, I'm getting married in 59 days, teaching two university courses, maintaining the KUWP website as the Tech Liaison, running my small businesses and developing a MakerSpace at the Kean University Writing Project in the next 120+ days (and my honeymoon somewhere in there) -- if I can make the time, so can you!
***I realize that there is a cost factor here, which is probably the major downside to Artful Gathering. I MUST say though, that I was originally going to register for an onsite workshop in July to learn from artists in the flesh, but that would have cost me more than triple what these workshops cost! The convenience of being able to work at home, in my own craft haven, on my own time (yes I do craft at 3am, thankyouverymuch!) at my own pace -- you can't beat that. Finally, you're able to purchase a DVD of the online workshop you've taken for a deeply discounted price once the 6-week run-time for each workshop concludes. This way, you can always have access to the workshop, all year 'round, any time you want! If you want to make ANOTHER project with the artists, you can! All in all, given the expense of being a crafter in general, I'd say this is a GREAT deal! Join me!
Tell me in the comments what workshop(s) you're planning to "attend" this year!
Can't wait to hear from you!