so when Mel invited me to come visit, i jumped at it. i flew across country (upgraded to first class, dontcha know) and for the next five days we had SOOOO much fun. Mel was the consummate hostess, and her 'One', Trent, was incredible. They have 2 dogs, Bob (a girl) and Hank. a few cats and a couple of horses. and Mel has a studio that rivals... Brave Girl Camp. LOL i was like a kid in a candy store.
my mojo has been so tamped down, i didn't know if it was salvageable.
took a class at Karen O'Brien's studio - and learned to make this photo transfer wood person. FUN. loved Karen - excellent teacher. if you get a chance to take a class with her, do it. you can visit Karen's website here.
Mel showed me how to do a cool brushing/shading technique done by Sunny Carvalho, and that was SO cool to learn, and i got to 'meet' Sunny in the process. Such a doll... so talented. you can visit Sunny's website here.
here are some photos of my trip. (i also saw the redwoods and the california coast and took a jet boat ride) it wasn't all art, but that was the main focus!!
|Me and Karen O'Brien|
|sunny carvalho's technique|
|Bob, Me, Hank|