Friday, April 06, 2007

New focus...

Piece I made for collaboration with Marilyn and Lilia.

I've been wanting to post about this for quite some time. Now that I'm back from ArtFest, it's what I'll be concentrating a lot of my energy on. This October in Cape Cod, Mass. I'll be teaching three classes with Lia Kent (aka ArtJunk Girl) at Just Be...Connected: A Gathering of Creative Bloggers. I'm really excited about meeting Lia and the host of the event, Melanie and all of the other fabulous bloggers that will gather there. I am also excited about being a teacher. I can't wait to learn from everyone. I will be teaching a class on making an altered portrait, one called "My Altered Life" about creating an inspiration book and one on creating an altered Book of Dreams. Should be a ton of fun!

Melanie has put together some amazing blogs surrounding this event. One is her Create a Connection blog. In April I will be hosting Dialog Day each Friday, where I talk about whatever is on my mind and (hopefully) create a dialog with others on a given topic. As you can imagine my first week is on my ArtFest experience. You can read it here. I discuss how an event like ArtFest, or any workshop, retreat, etc. affects your creative process. I'd love to hear your thoughts on this!

10 comments:

Lori said...

Kari, I love this. I have those postcards, maybe I will alter mine also. I have a BLOG now, please come visit.

Lilli said...

How exciting for you! How can you stand to wait until October? :)

Julie said...

Sooo cute! Love the button eggs!

Karin (creativechaos) said...

I love it! I love the buttons used as eggs!

Laurie said...

Congrats on your class! I also love those buttons for eggs. Great idea! Happy Easter! :)

Anonymous said...

How Sweet! I really enjoy your blog and looking at your lovely and whimsical creations! Thanks for sharing you art.

Lilia Meredith said...

Ohh soo glad you are back! I am so happy you are teaching with Lia! Lucky you!! She is the best, and I love the page by the way!! Did you get both books yet??-Lilia

Maija said...

You are so sweet and kind, you will be an awesome teacher, Kari! It was so good spending time with you again.

Merci-Notes said...

Congatulations! This is very exciting, very!!! : )
I love the setting that has been chosen! My brother, Matt, lived on Nantucket for a time.
Your students are going to be theeee luckiest to have you for their teacher!!!
With Kindness,
Mary

Allison said...

Kari, congratulations on your upcoming teaching gig. That is so exciting. I know that people will learn a lot from you. You have such great ideas and are so creative.

allie from minneapolis
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