Being Breath

stories from the wilderness of everyday life

Take Suzi's Class.

I took Connie's class.  I loved it.

I am taking Suzi's class.  I LOVE it.  How am I getting so lucky finding just the right classes at just the right times??

Seriously - if you have or have ever had any desire to learn how to draw a face (and, like me, bring it into mixed media form), there is simply no excuse NOT to take this class.

Ms. Suzi Blu has several workshops...if you have not been fortunate enough to come across this beautifully unique soul, I highly recommend you check out her blog (http://suziblu.typepad.com) and her offering of courses (http://alovelydream.com/site/Workshops.html).

I am currently enrolled in The Goddess & The Poet and already know...within just a few days of signing up....that I'm going to be taking her other courses as well.  I feel like the possibilities for my mixed media art just expanded exponentially.  Why?  Well just look at what this amazing woman via her entertaining videos has taught me to do.

(I have oodles of sketches already, but am showing you just one work-in-progress so you get the idea of where said-sketches can go!)

I started out with basic graphite (pencil) sketches and forgot to take a photo.  So, after a bit of colored pencil, here's the "beginning":



(Yeah, it totally looks like she swallowed a frog and it got stuck in her throat.  I fixed that.)

After some more colored pencil, paint, stamps, etc.  (not gonna reveal anymore because you HAVE to take the class!!), here's where it stands:





And oh my there is so much more to add to these girls!!  I'm excited just thinking about it!

Now keep in mind, I have NEVER TAKEN an ART CLASS.  Ok, maybe that one in high school but seeing as how I don't even remember it...it doesn't count.  I'm not sayin' these sketches are professional quality (Yet...hah!), but to go from drawing something that probably would offend my children to THIS?

TAKE.  SUZI'S.  CLASS.

Ok.  I'm done now.  I have too much more work to do.  :)

Coming soon:

*Artistic Mothers Group work to do and share!

*Art Journal pages to share!

*(Hmm...should get up at some point and eat or pee...definitely the latter....)

*Art does immerse that monkey mind and allow my deeper self to speak.  She has had some FASCINATING things to say.  Stay tuned!