Saturday, July 14, 2007

I’ve got sole, but I’m not a soldier…



(Killers)

Ok…where do I start? I LOVE Michael deMeng! Come on… you know what I mean. I took his shoe shrine class all day today and I am going to go so far as to say…right here…that the class KICKED ASS!

I think a lot of you have known that I have been having mental anguish over making so many cards. Cards here cards there…happy this, thank you that…honestly- I am tired. I needed to get my hands dirty with something else and I am so glad I took this class! Everything was perfect!

El hombre taught us how to do so many things….from tips on how to better use the Dremmel, how to age paper with Golden fluid acrylics…about composition..how to mix paint…how to use interference and metallic colors…you name it…the class was all encompassing.

The best part was that it wasn’t a class where we had to sit and listen and feverishly take notes. It was free flowing and casual. Michael is so awesome to listen to…he teaches it so you “get it”...I don’t know how to explain it. All I can say is if he comes to your town- take the class.

Check out my shrine. I am in love with it the more I look at it. You can see how the shoe started out and how I changed the color using acrylic paints. The picture is of my grandfather in 1914…I also included sheet music in my grandfather’s handwriting. I love how this turned out!

Today was an “ah-ha” moment for ol’ Julie. I found something I like to do…and learned many things to try on other projects.

Thank you for coming by! See you tomorrow.

9 comments:

zorana said...

I'm so happy for you! You have the same reaction to MdM's class as I did a couple of months ago. What a beautiful shrine you made! It will be interesting to see where this takes you...

Francesca said...

I love his work too, although being on a different continent I'm never likely to be able to take a class with him sadly.

Your shoe shrine is awesome. And it sounds like it's got all the neurons firing :D

Tami said...

Holy moly your shoe is inspiring. Words I thought I'd never say about a shoe. You are evolving in your art Julie. I can't wait to see what comes next.

Auntie Jill said...

Wowers.....I ditto tami.....You've got my attention!!!

running on ink said...

WOW this is so AWESOME! I love your shoe shrine! Sounds like it was a life changing day! I can't wait to see what else you make with all the new inspiration you got from your wonderful day with MdM!

~K

Contessa Kris said...

Oh I'm so jealous! I love Michael DeMeng and all his creations! I've even bought the liquid acrylics he promotes in his classes and on TV when he does projects. Now I just need to use them! lol LOVE your shoe. So fabulous!

Hazel said...

What an amazing piece! I have just looked in close up at all of the photos, and you have included so many little details. That must have been some class! I look forward to seeing more creations like this.

Julie said...

Thanks everyone!! It's 2 days after the class and I am still on fire....Ive got another shrine in progress...maybe I can post it this weekend!

Nancy Maxwell James said...

whoa is this shoe the coolest.
Love what you created Julie!