Monday, January 08, 2007

A Winter's Tale

I am standing on the threshold of an incredible year! Not only will I have the honor of team teaching several workshops with my WONDERFUL mother-in-law, Marylin Huskamp. We have the great privilege of debuting our class, Fused Fragments Extended Journal, at Artfest 2007.

Marylin and I are busy making samples to show, assembling class packets with lots of goodies tucked inside, along with gathering landscape and nature inspirations that will spark the imagination.

This will be our seventh year attending this wonderful retreat, and words can not express how thrilled we both are about being part of this magnificent experience.

Our workshop is an exciting exploration of a NO-SEW fusion process that bonds even the tiniest scraps of papers and/or fibers to create beautiful and textural art.

Influenced by the snowy Kansas scenery, I created the Winter's Tale Journal you see in this blog post. I am looking forward to giving all of you a chance to see our landscape journals up close and personal. Pictures JUST DON'T come close to capturing the intricate beauty and depth of the fusion technique!

We will be teaching ways to incorporate a wide variety of materials such as papers (all different types and textures), pictures, photographs, natural elements (sticks, dried flowers and leaves), silk flowers and leaves, threads, yarns, fabric, feathers, sequins, buttons, small flat metal items, or whatever strikes your fancy at the creative moment. This process can also be applied to multiple surfaces transforming such items as plain paper or cardstock, paper folders, journals, fabric, canvas, and much more into INCREDIBLY!!!! vibrant, and multidimensional pieces of collage art. It is PERFECT for those who want to add their favorite findings or keepsakes to their work. I am POSITIVE your mind will be whirling with ideas after creating such a unique piece.

BE SURE to check out other examples of our Fiber Fusion Extended Journals - here, and here.

If you are taking our Artfest class, drop Marylin and I an email or blog comment to say "Hi". We would LOVE to hear from you!!! And if you would like to participate in our workshop we have only a few places left, so come... join us, we would be delighted to have you!!!

Don't hesitate to ask questions. If you are having trouble locating a particular supply just let us know, we will be happy to help you find it.

Don't forget to check back because we will be posting more samples and giving a SNEEK PEEK of our class goodies.


Tracie Lyn Huskamp said...

thank you dear friends for your emails...

I look forward to seeing you at Artfest and sharing a wonderful day full of adventure and creativity!!!

Anonymous said...

This is so lovely. There so so many classes to choose from at ArtFest that it was hard to choose. I didn't sign up this this one unfortunately but now I wish I had! Some day...
looking forward to seeing you there though!

Anonymous said...

What lovely work! I found you through the ArtFest links. Love your blog!

annie said...

hey miss tracie...just wanted to say hi...& to see how y'all are doing during this winter storm...time is zooming by and artfest will be upon us soon...i am looking forward to seeing you again...this class looks wonderful...thanks for your sweet thoughts on kolton...xo...annie