Thursday, November 13, 2014

Put a Bird on it!


This week has been another creative one - it feels so good to create again. In two weeks I'll sell at my first holiday fair of the season, and I'm working like a crazy woman for that - painting wooden ornaments, knitting hats and scarves for wood snowmen, making journals, knitting small winter outfits for dolls, adhering photos to cards. There are thousands of things that still need to be done, and my list seems to get longer and longer.

Last Saturday I was supposed to teach a mixed media class, but it was cancelled due to low enrollment. However, one of the ladies who wanted to take the class called me and asked whether I would do a one-on-one class with her. I agreed and we met last Monday morning. It was such a wonderful class - more like a get together with a friend. She was a lovely lady, and we spent a few hours creating a bird canvas. A canvas board, actually.

I usually have a sample in class, but my students can create whatever they like, the sample is just a very loose guideline. I create along with them, because that is the best way to show some techniques. My bird turned out completely different from my sample (I'm still working on my sample, so I am not showing it here).


It's a happy bird - I felt happy that Monday morning, teaching my class. I only added a few things after the class, like the little rhinestones at the banner, and the bird's feet.


I'm joining Paint Party Friday, one of the most wonderful painting parties in blogland!


24 comments:

Valerie-Jael said...

Love what you have made! Congrats on being featured at PPF this week! Valerie

Giggles said...

So adorable. Too bad about the class but it was sweet of you to do the one on one!! It may even lead to some word of mouth business!!

Hugs Giggles

Marianne said...

Love your bird - the colors are stunning!

Fuzzie Fingers said...

I love it. It's so bright and cheerful.Happy PPF #27

Fuzzie Fingers said...

Sorry Carola realized I left the wrong tag no. I'm #31

Laila said...

Love your bird and the happy colors. I'm planning to do a piece tht include bitds too. Always a joy seing what others do.

Susan said...

Your little bird is joyful and I think he likes his wonderful surroundings.

Bethany Carson said...

Your artwork is so bright and cheery! Nice job Carola!

Karen S. said...

Wow, this is beautiful!

Deepa Gopal Sunil said...

Congrats on being Featured in PPF!
Love the Happy bird and love the patterns on it :)
Glad to hear about your class...so sweet of you Carola :).

Linda Kunsman said...

What a delightful canvas Carola! Congrats on the PPF homepage honors too!

My name is Erika. said...

Happy is the right title for this piece. It is so cheery and bright. Made me smile.

Cynthia Schelzig said...

was a nice surprise to see your comments in my e-box! Love the birds and cute wooly fence posts below. Happy PPF to you too. I will clean off my table around Dec 10....after the Xmas rush of card havoc and painting gifts.....right now my whole room looks like a tornado struck::)

Faye said...

Carola, it is indeed a happy piece of art with the blue green against the yellow, orange, and red. Your class sounds fun.

Elephant's Child said...

LOVE that bird. And your creativity. I hope the fair goes really, really well.

denthe said...

How wonderful to spend a morning creating with two! I like your happy bird. Congrats on being the featured artist!

~Rasz~ said...

Congrats on having your ornaments spotlighted on the PPF site! They are so cute! And your bird is so cute. Your student was a very lucky woman to get a one-on-one class with you. How fun! Happy PPF, Rasz #67

La Vie Quotidienne said...

He's wonderful! You are so creative.

Nicole Beadwright Campanella said...

This is a fabulous bird. Congratulations on being featured with PPF
Nicole/Beadwright

Irene Rafael said...

Happy is the perfect word for this piece. Good luck preparing for your shows. I think that a small class is intimate and can be so much fun. I am glad you went ahead with it. Have a lovely week.

Phoenix Peacock said...

This bird is happy! I love it.

Karen Maggio said...

Just love the patterns and color!

girl friday said...

You are special!
And so is your artwork. I love visiting and seeing what you are up to.

Magic Love Crow said...

Love your happy bird ;o) Congrats ;o)