Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Mystic Paper Class Update

So here is a quick update on a few good things in connection
with one of our favorite stores in all the world.

This upcoming Saturday we will be teaching at Mystic Paper.
This class has bounced around a few times...
but I promise this will be a good one.
We are teaching our "Shabby Silhouettes Beeswax Collage Class",
But this time you are creating a set.
Everyone in class is going to create a 12 X 12 collaged panel
and two 5 X 5 mini panels.

My creation

We have also added a few new techniques to this class
and lots and lots of new imagery.
From Steampunk to Marie, from chandeliers to bees.
Plus we will be getting a jump on a few Halloween images.
So if your ready for Halloween....... Give us a visit.
Above is an example mosaic of pieces that can be created.

Speaking of Mystic Paper....

Many of you already know that if you are looking for me....
Most often I can be found in that store..
more often than at home or in my studio.

It has everything I dig the most, vintage papers, glues and inks,
ephemera bags, doll parts, skeletons, beads and charms, stamps, ribbon,
watch parts, bottles, license plates, UTEE, and the unexpected.
The unexpected is the best part.
You never know what you might find.
Because goodies are coming and going.
As a matter of fact .. just yesterday I was offered the
biggest damn hippie wood collage
( for my own dismantling needs) that I had ever seen in my life.
It was lurking in the basement... a left over
from Kim( co-owner) & her husband's travels.

Also the Mystic Paper building has a ghost or three......

Its also one of my favorite stores...
because it has three of my favorite ladies in the world.
Jennifer, Kim , and Ellen.

Mystic Paper was the first place that offered me a home as a
teacher of mixed media here in town.

As Lesley and I have cultivated creativity in others,
they have done the same for us.

Next month on Saturday, September 12th
They will be hosting an all day
teaching event and vendor Faire

in celebration of their 5 Year Anniversary!

I hope that you will mark your calendar and come and join us.

Here is a sneek peek of the class that Lesley and I will be teaching that night.
It's called the "Dark Side of Youth".


Marie-Aimée said...

gorgeous creations !!!

JWood said...

the shadowboxes look great! quite a bit 'darker' than mine... have you found a supplier? is mystic carrying those little boxes again? i think i bought ALL they had for a book project a while back...

Elise said...

Hello, you have the most fabulously wonderful site here and I had to leave this comment for you ! Your posts are beautifully written, creative and original too, and you have interesting pictures.

It's all perfect !

Thank you for sharing your site and best wishes.... 'Happy September'....

M said...

Mr. Mike,
I emailed you earlier in the week and had an important question for you. could you take a look and get back to me. got the irons from Kim, BTW!

twisted angel said...

What I love about your works is that they are a cross between gothic art and art noveau. The watermark effect in the background, faded colors, and black and white images overlay or painted on top of them render them a nostalgic and obviously dark atmosphere.

julie Haymaker thompson said...

You guys were amazing tonight !!!Thanks for the support and the suggestion to let it rest a few days... This piece here is just beautiful. You are so talented. I am so glad to see you on board at the Frenzy TOO!! hugs and again big thanks for the ears!!! Julie

JWood said...

time for your MONTHLY post! haha... have a great and CREATIVE week!

Linda Cain said...

What a FABULOUS blog! I just found you from Tim's blogroll. I have to come back when I have a few hours to discover everything.

Your NEW fan,
Linda Cain


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