Ornamental Plaster Sculpting, Mural Painting, Faux Finishing, and Imaginative Interior Design.

Ornamental Plaster Sculpting, Mural Painting, Faux Finishing, and Imaginative Interior Design.
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Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Journaling Class This Friday

Happy New Year!  If you are reaffirming old goals, or setting new ones, you might want to consider journaling.  Not a writer?  Not to worry.  First of all, you don't have to write for other people, and second  of all, you don't even have to write.  There are many forms of journaling, such as morning pages, visual or art journals, and even blogs like this one.  If you have thought about journaling, started journaling but stopped, or love to journal and would like to learn new techniques, there's a class for you, this Friday. 
Friday, January 7, 2011  7:00-9:00 p.m.
cost:  $15
Mystic Journey
109 N. Meridian St.
Belle Plaine
Call (952) 873-3364 to register
or email me: dawnmariedelara@gmail.com
Sue Krebbs, owner of Albums & Answers, will help you create a beautiful journal of your own, and both she and I will share our journaling experiences with you. We'll introduce a wide range of journaling ideas and methods, and talk about the benefits gained from this introspective process. Start your new year right by treating yourself to this inexpensive evening of play and discovery.
Pre-registration is important, as we will postpone the class if there are not enough participants signed up.

Now that the holidays are over, I can show you one of the elf projects I mentioned.  Some of the others went out the door before I could get photos, and some just didn't photograph all that well, but not only was this the most cooperative with the camera, it was the most challenging.

click on the pictures to enlarge.

I don't do a lot of portraits, unless they are within murals, and this is the first time I did them of people that I had never met. Interestingly, by the time I was finished, working from multiple photos of each person, I had distinct images of their personalities, and when I asked the client if these fit her grandparents, she laughed and said I had it right. Still, I've been nervously wondering since Christmas if I captured their essences...until today when I got an email saying the recipient wanted to commission one of his brother, as well. Whew!

I hope whatever you plan for 2011, you meet your challenges with courage, creativity, grace and humor...and much success!  Live Juicy!!!

1 comment:

Kristie Duyckinck said...

The portraits are fabulous, Dawn! They make me want to meet these folks. The journaling class is a great idea, too. I can see "Belle Ami" as the heart of the town.