Sunday, April 27, 2014

Waxahachie Weekend With Dina Wakley

Good Evening All!

I had such an amazing time this weekend!  It was so awesome to make new friends and learn so many new techniques from Dina.  She is an awesome teacher!   I was excited to get home and work on some new art journal pages in my very own studio using the new ideas learned !!!  LOL!  If you ever get a chance to take some Dina Wakley's classes...RUN to sign up! 



I don't really draw...faces to me are like fingers and hands...Have you ever tried to draw fingers?  I don't even want to think about it!!!  LOL!  And I certainly don't paint!  Y'all Dina makes you want to draw and paint!  (I want so badly to draw and paint...and while we are talking about it...Play the piano...Sorry, totally off subject, but I was thinking bucket list items!)  I looked at that blank sheet of paper and froze up!  It's so empty and white!  But then you spray or paint a little background goodness on it, and then it's OK! 

Now, I'm never going to be good at all this, but how cool is it to keep trying...and learning.  That's exactly what an art journal is about.  Exploring, experimentation and  trying out new things!  Why not?  Here's some of my exploration this weekend....OH...Remember I said experiment...explore...try!!!! Don't laugh!  LOL!
















That's it y'all!  Gotta get ready for the week ahead!  Have an awesome week!

Jim
The Gentleman Crafter

20 comments:

  1. It looks like you had a really interesting time and produced loads of pages! Glad you had fun!

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  2. Wonderful effort Jim. Don't stop drawing images I think you've got a hidden talent. Karen.x

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  3. You could almost write a song, "On a Waxahachie Weekend!" Your drawings are wonderful. Stop selling yourself short! Dina brings out the hidden draw-er in me too!

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  4. You did an amazing job. I don't like drawing faces either, it's the eyes. But, if you ever looked closely are real people, our eyes aren't perfect either. At least that's what I keep telling myself when attempting it. I would love to take one of Dina's classes to help with my journey of moving outside my box. Good job Jimbo!

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  5. Great pages achieved! Love the bird as well as all the faces.

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  6. It sure looks like you had fun! That is all that matters!!! Hugs and Hope you have a fabulous week!!!

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  7. It was a WONDERFUL weekend with Dina!! Your pages turned out great, Jim!!!

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  8. All I can say is WOW. This is truly Art from the Heart. No laughing here. It is truly wonderful!
    Love sweetad

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  9. Don't ever say you can't draw, Jim! These are great!

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  10. It all looks pretty darned good to me ~ I think there is an artist inside you that you don't realize! Keep exploring!

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  11. wow! really?? you did a fabulous job!!!! keep exploring, you are bringing out another talent hidden inside

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  12. Nuthin' wrong with your faces, kiddo! And your sense of color is really spot on! Love your pages!

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  13. Wow ... looks like you are off to a fabulous start for somebody that "doesn't " draw... you don't think I believe that do you ?? LOL Okay so next week you'll be designing stamps yourself of your drawings !! Seriously love what you did!!!

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  14. I think you did a wonderful job. Some of your sketches are reminiscent of Picasso's sketches. Keep at it!

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  15. Your drawing is excellent! You should be proud.

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  16. Jim, I had to comment on Dyan, who I met at Adventures In Stamping, Akron, Ohio this past weekend. I had read some of our posts concerning her and she is just as you have described her. Dyan is a class act! She also mentioned that she and Dina are planning an on-line class and I know that would be over the charts. Dyan took me by the hand and showed me some awesome tricks and tips and I went back to the hotel room and my friend Queen Pam and I had so much fun. I also had a chuckle because I had put on a border with black marker and I was thinking how awful it looked and what was I going to do. Hey, this is mixed media, bring out the gesso!!!! Going to finish it and post for her to see it. Thank you and so many other crafting professionals who are so willing to share your gifts and help us improve ours. Blessings!

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  17. I am puzzled that you write like you are intimidated with this type of art. These are wonderful. Really wonderful. Each is a portrait. If these are real people in your life then they would be honored at the depictions. I just read a few comments above and someone said she was reminded of Picasso. I thought the same thing when I was viewing your work. Frankly though, I think you are better than Picasso. Really Jim, beautiful work.

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  18. Hello Gentleman Jim. I have never been to your blog before. I came here from Dyan Reaveley's Facebook page. I love your photos of your shopping trip with her and I absolutely love your Dina pages!!!!! You did a wonderful job! I took one class with her and love her work. Yours are spot on! I want o explore your blog some more. :D

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