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Saturday, May 5, 2012

It's time to Hop with Wild Abandonment!

WOW! I can't believe all the talented artists who participated in the Art of Wild Abandonment class! It's intimidating AND inspiring! Whew!
Hopefully you have come to me {Becky Voth} by the way of Jan Chau's blog!
If not, you will want to hop back to the beginning {Claire Smillie}& see all the beautiful work that was created or inspired by our time online with two very talented ladies: Junelle Jacobson & Christy Tomlinson during the Art of Wild Abandonment class! 
So grab a cuppa joe & a nibble & come along on this crazy journey with us!

My nest from class
I was one of the lucky girls to win this online class through Christy's blog one day! It was my first online art course & my very first with Christy! Now I am hooked!  I have already signed up for her upcoming Living Canvas class that starts in a couple of weeks!!! I can't wait!!!

I have shared some of the class along the way with our readers & you can see those posts here, here, & here.  In addition to taking this class, I was also taking a collage class at the local Art Students League! I was CRAZY-busy, but I had so much fun & spent SOOOO many hours in my studio - the laundry & shopping got way backed up!! (You can see some of that work here.)

Ok, enough chatter! On with the show!
I collaged this canvas for my design team commitment on Altered Pages, and was totally inspired to try some of  the styles of texture we played with in class.
{This is a little risque, so avert your eyes if you blow it up to view!!} 
In one of the classes, Junelle had us make flowers by painting on parchment paper. Well, I did poppies & then quickly became "Poppy Obsessed" & decided to play some more with them!! I did this piece for my DT also, using some silly erotica images from the past!!
I did this one in my Art Gypsies art group. We get together every month & work on whatever project the hostess has come up with for us to play outside our comfort zone!! This one was driven by the note boards we made in week 3 & an image that my hostess had for our inspiration! I'm not super crazy about it, but I can live with it for a while until I figure out what I want to change!
My "boss" at Altered Pages asked us to make some artist tags for her to be included with any of the kits we designed that sell in her shop, so I designed my own Art Girl! She was totally inspired by the girls we made in our journals & also in watching Christy's work! I love them & had a blast making them! So much so that I had to keep one for myself - the one in the yellow dress in the second row!!! She's so me - even tho my hair isn't that dark right now & I don't typically wear boots with my summer dresses - UNTIL NOW! I am on the prowl for some broken in cowboy boots now! Thanks Junelle!!! LOL!
In addition to all this creating, I was inspired to FINALLY submit something to a Somerset Studios design call for their Halloween issue!!! This has been a long-time goal of mine & I FINALLY had the nerve to do it! Thanks to Junelle & Christy!!! {I'll keep ya posted if I get in!}
Lastly, I just finished this one & it prompted me to open another Etsy shop for my own artwork & photography! {I currently run one with my sister & Mom - The Scrap-a-Teeny Girls!)
It was totally inspired by the class & a lot by Christy's style of art!

This class was truly amazing & has got me dreaming about art & waking at all hours with so many ideas in my head that I have to keep my journal handy!!!
Thank you Junelle & Christy for inspiring us all!!!

Next, you will hop over to Valerie Herbert's Blog, she does some great stitch work, so even I can't wait to see what she's come up with from this class!!

Thanks for stopping by! I hope to you'll leave some blog love for me & that you'll stop by again soon!
Cheers!



27 comments:

Soul House said...

Hi, very inspirational. Thanks for sharing

cmcscraps said...

Love your Art girl tags! Great idea and inspiration! Thanks and good luck getting published! I love Somerset mags!

Trish said...

Becky I love each and everyone of your ladies! Precious I tell you!!!!! I want their dresses!!!!!!!

clairesmillie said...

Becky this was a fab post! I have admired your work from the facebook gallery and now to see even more like those cute little tags is fab :) (I actually just wanna buy a kit to get one of those!!!)Love all the texture of your nest and the poppies piece with the blue background is my absolute favorite...so drawn to it. Love the art you have just finished creating for your etsy shop too! Good luck for the submission, their magazines are amazing and it would be fabulous if you were in there!

Claire Smillie

Jenna said...

Thanks for sharing...beautiful work

GCgirl said...

Great pieces! It is so nice to see the individuality of all of these projects. You have a beautiful flair :0)

Valerie said...

I just love those girl tags, and all your work is fantastic! It's been fun getting to know you in the "classroom"!
x, Val

Nordljus said...

Wonderful work! Love your poppies, they're such fun!

ashley:) said...

I am in love with your girl tags, don't you just love when you create something and have to keep it! I know I've done it before, happy hopping!

Hill Country Hippie (aka Miss Becky) said...

Love your poppy ladies!

Esperanza said...

I love your nest, and the tree, I love the texture on the tree!

Donna said...

Cute tags and cute nest. Great work all around!!

Stephanie said...

Love your art! I'm drooling over your nest canvas! The texture is amazing!

BarbaraH said...

Love your tags, she art girls are so cute.

Torri ;o) said...

so, so pretty. I am in love with your tags and the last she art pic. Oh my you are so good!!!

Dolores Raml said...

So many neat things but the she art tags are my favorite.

Cheri said...

Your style is very distinctive. Thanks for sharing!

Vicki, the GreenEyedLady said...

You are so so creative! Thanks so much for sharing your art!

Mrs.C. said...

Love your "girl" tags. Will check out your Etsy shop. "The Laughing Magpie" is perfect. Lots of texture and inspiration in your projects. ♥

kelly hoernig said...

the texture of your nest is amazing, it could keep me busy for hours looking for things you used. the darling tags, so sweet and special, hope they get used on fabulous homemade gifts for someone special!

JanetB Designs said...

Love your nest and SheArt style tags! Just wonderful!

Kristie said...

Fun seeing your new things! I've enjoyed your post immensely! Interesting how one thing can build on another, in experience, interest, and confidence! Sounds like you are really spreading your wings! WooHoo!

Ann-Margaret {Ann-Margaret's Visions} said...

Becky, I love all your artwork...the nest is so cute, and I love how you filled it up! Looking forward to hanging out with you again in Living Canvas! :)

Michelle said...

Your nest is just adorable. I love the texture and how it pops off the canvas. Your poppies are just happy colors and than BAM...those girls are cute sitting in there! Those tags are just scrumptious. I want to know more about your Art Gypsy group. LOL.....must spend some time here on your blog. Love all your work! See you in the Living Canvas class. :)

Valerie Weller said...

WOW Becky! I love the variety of work that you've shared with us. I adore your journal cover- so fun to see so many 3 dimensional things in your design. Thank-you for sharing your beautiful work~ I'll be back to see what goodies you share again!

lori said...

Your last piece is so amazing! Good luck in you new venture!

Julia said...

Ok, your nest has to be the coolest nest I've ever seen! It's a well-stocked craft room for some very lucky bird. Or perhaps the home place for a well-traveled bird. Quite inviting. :) Thank you for sharing!