Tuesday, May 10, 2011

WOYWW 101

Hello WOYWWers, it's 101, only three more weeks to the anniversary and the PiF. I can't wait...

Nothing to show you this week what's on my work desk since I'm mainly working in the garden, watching owls and preparing the last of my German lessons that I will teach tonight. After that I'm done with teaching for the season until October. I'm ready for a break!

Last Thursday I taught the "Tag It" class and these are the tags we made that evening. I actually had six tags, but somehow one has disappeared and since I didn't take a picture of it before class I cannot show you that one.


The "warm-up tag", the owl tag, of course, was inspired by the wonderful owl family I'm currently following. Last Sunday, while in Mendocino for Mother's Day, we bought a spotting scope and now it's even more fun to view the little owlet and its parents. If you're interested to see pictures of the owl family - they're Great Horned owls - there are several posts of them below. For the seastar tag I used a watercolor crayon - I love the ones by Caran d'Ache. This technique was completely new for the participants, and I'm always happy when I can teach them something they haven't tried before.

Here are two pictures that show what it looks like during those classes - the creative chaos!



If you're interested how the canvas turned out that I showed last WOYWW, "the girl who loved dogs" - you can find the finished project here.

If you actually want to see real work desks full of creativity, hop on over to Julia's blog who has an entire list of wonderful creative people and enjoy your visit to them.

29 comments:

Kay L. Davies said...

I really like some of those tags, Carola, especially the "moments that take your breath away" and of course the owl because you've shared your owlets with us!
— K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

Sarpreet said...

Gorgeous tags - and you were teaching them. I hope it was all fun. Thank you for sharing. Happy WOYWW 101! Not long now until Happy WOYWW 104 - 2nd anniversary with the PIF. All the best until then #2

Cathy said...

Fab tags, and gorgeous colours. Everyone loos really busy!
Happy Wednesday.
Cathy xx

voodoo vixen said...

Lovely tags Carola and it looks like the class went well and I am pleased to see that everyone had lots of space to spread out! Annette #3

jude said...

Lots of gorgeous tags going on there.Love the aray of colours and techniques looks like you had fun!
Happy Creative wednesday
hugs judex 8

Elaine Harding said...

Busy, busy crafters! Looks like a hive of activity and everyone enjoying themselves! TFS Elaine #16

Maria Ontiveros said...

I love these! At some point, I'd love to hear about where you teach.
Rinda

Sunshine Girl said...

Love the tags - looks like they had fun - its great teaching crafty classes isnt it. Thanks for sharing. Sunshine Girl No. 24

Helen said...

Such gorgeous tags, and it looks a completely fun class you taught. Wish I could have been there with you.

Helen said...

I've just been back over your previous posts - how lovely they all were, and those baby owls are so cute!!

Monica said...

love tags/bookmarks in general, and yours came out really lovely. that owl is fab.

Dragon said...

Great tags... but I am a sucker for them, arn't I??? The class looks like great fun
Frankie
xx

JoZart said...

Fab-you-lous tags there and as I can spy on some newspaper on the desk... SIMPLY STATED!! Looks like you all had lots of fun...
JoZarty x

Doone said...

I think we need to start a wax watercolour fan club - I Cannot Believe, there are so many people who don't know about them...and they all go WOW when you show them...

also gripped by the 'fallen' owl story, I will watch out for next installments, sorry if I don;t always have time to comment...

Dx

Cynthia Schelzig said...

Wonderful tags...looks like a table full of fun. Love your shots of Mendocino too...those cliffs are magnificent aren´t they.

Julia Dunnit said...

Gosh Carola, your workshops are organised and tidy looking - I'm working tomorrow so will photo the desk too - it'll make you feel proud! The dog canvas is lovely - love the perspectiv eyou've given the images. And isn't it grand that the warden rang to report on the chick's progress? Service.

sasa said...

These look fab - love the purple girl...looks like a great time was had - oooh I could do with a session like that...
Thanks for sharing today,

Sarah at 5

Jane Davies said...

Not THIS looks way fun! Thanks for posting such yummy pictures.

Marcie said...

You are so very creative!! Love these tags!!!

Lynn said...

this looks like such fun. I'd love to come to your class sometime.
And it inspires me, as I need to make some tags today for my gift bags I painted!!!

Tertia said...

Your tags are great! I knew they would be, even though you did not feel like teaching that class.
Happy WOYWW

Chrissy said...

Love the colors on the tags! The finished canvas looks great!
Chrissy #71

GLENDA BROOKS said...

Your tags are wonderful! Looks like everyone had a blast!

Yvonne said...

Thats what I like .. creativity flowing. And you cannot do that on a clean desk!

Robin Norgren said...

this looks like it was such a fun time! I love that you are helping people explore their creativity.

alexa said...

Now that looks like fun! I love that seastar one especially ...

SueH said...

Hi Carola
Your class desk look a hive of activity this week, everyone looks so engrossed!
I’ve just been to look at the Owls…….such a shame that one has fallen from the nest and had to go to the rescue centre but as you say, better that then not survive. At least this way he still stands a chance of being released back into the wild.
Happy WOYWW!
Sue
x

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Das sieht nach kreativem Einsatz und viel Spaß aus. Tolle Tags, die du vorbereitet hast.

Molly said...

This looks like such a fun class -- sure wish I lived closer!

One of the many projects I hope to do this summer is reconnect with my stamping hobby and make some cards and tags to have on-hand for next year.

I look forward to seeing your desk this upcoming week