Linda Clancy from Oklahoma took my Introduction to Art Journaling class. Isn't her page lovely? So ethereal and pretty. Here's what she had to say:
I just wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed your class last weekend!
Wanted to share a picture I made with what I learned.
The wings are definitely Baby Thighs!!!!! [Dina's Note: if you've taken classes from me, you know what Baby Thighs are!] I used acrylics and modeling paste for the angel and heart. The wings were cut with the Tim Holtz angel wings die. And liking bling I of course I added some stickles! Thanks again for sharing your knowledge! Linda Clancy
Heidi Paul emailed me, too...here's her encaustic tag book. She explains,
Hi Dina ,
I saw the amazing encaustic book by your insane new BFF (hilarious Scrapiverse guy!)!) on your blog and thought I'd share the ones that my Mom and I did at your Arizona class back in February at The Occasional Artist. I stalk your blog every day and it was such a treat (okay, dream come true) to be able to fly in from Washington state and take your class with my mom. Couldn't believe there were only 8 of us in that tiny room. You were totally real, fun, funny, generous and all around awesome. We learned a lot in that short time and were thrilled with our results.
My mom, Susan, is beyond a birding fanatic, so her theme, of course, was birds. So is everything else in her life. I used to tease her because she would only use what I called 'safe, Eddie Bauer colors' aka. BORING) I love to see how far she has come with this bright, crazy colorful book.
I wasn't sure if I wasn't going to like making an "encaustic" book.l I just imagined big chunks of junk everywhere. I was so wrong. I loved the process and I love the results. Our family is originally from Hawaii, so I tend to gravitate toward the bright, tropical colors and themes. I even stamped on pages from an old Hawaiian-English dictionary. Thanks for that technique and all your fabulous inspiration!
Thanks for sharing what you do. Thanks for being an art journaling goddess.
Wish I lived closer,
Thanks, Heidi, for sharing! I do love seeing pictures of what people make in class. It's so fun! I won't always be able to share all of them on my blog, but I will try to share them periodically. I am always amazed at what students in my classes create. It's very inspiring for me to see...I think I get more out of seeing their artwork than they get from me!