|Dayle Doroshow teaching at Maureen Carlson's Center for Creative Arts. (click the names to view their websites)|
That was the message on the "chaos card", I was directed to select, when I stopped in to say hello at Maureen's, on my return from the paint store. Dayle Doroshow, one of the Big Names in polymer clay art, and a popular teacher in the US and abroad, was the instructor this week, and though I wasn't in the class, she included me in this Creative Spark exercise. I was on my way home to work on a commissioned painting, so I was to use this directive to put a new spin on the piece. One thing led to another though, and I didn't get to that project this afternoon. However, as blogger just mysteriously deleted my nearly completed blog entry, causing a minor (okay, maybe not so minor) temper tantrum, perhaps I'll play that card now.
|I love all the interesting textures, patterns, colors and details in these figures!|
|Some of Dayle's samples for this class, in a collage I just created in my simple little photo program...look out folks, I just discovered how to blur the edges, and I fear I am in danger of attacking all photos with this treatment for awhile!|
|Why is this student smiling so contentedly? You do see the table load of creative possibilities in front of her, right? Add a teacher like Dayle, and a retreat center like Maureen's and what creative soul wouldn't be blissed out?|
Let Dayle spark your imagination! Check out her website to see where she's teaching next: Dayledoroshow.com. If you can't make it to a class, she has a book out, co-authored with Cynthia Tinapple:
|This is the first time I've grabbed such a flashy link, so in case it quits functioning at some point, just click on the link to Dayle's site in the story above.|
If you have questions about a creative project of your own, feel free to email me. If I know the answers, I'll be happy to share. firstname.lastname@example.org.