Day 5: 2015 was the year I vowed to step out of my Comfort Zone. Cliché? Yes! But it’s a necessary evil sometimes. With Art, you will learn so much by allowing yourself to be challenged. “Real” Art is something I’ve avoided because, until very recently, I didn’t consider myself or what I did as “Art.” This is a page from the Mini Book I created using the Coptic Stitch as taught by Sharon Payne Bolton – a beautiful person inside and out – and an amazing artist.
I spent a week taking classes at the Art Is You Retreat. Holy Moly! There are so many incredibly talented people out there with so differing viewpoints that make their work interesting and beautiful. It was a joy to sit among them and learn from them. In this class, we used authentic papers from all over the world dating back to the 20’s and beyond, actual letters that were written on air mail paper decades ago, stamps from all over the world, and papers and fibers that were original versions of things I routinely use “copies” of. Yes…it definitely feels different to use the real thing. Sharon coached and encouraged us and allowed us to take risks with our art that we hadn’t felt confident enough to try before. It was cathartic.
You can see the original post HERE with the rest of the pages. If you ever get the opportunity to take a class with this incredible woman, RUN and DO IT!
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