I started a workshop this past week with Christy Tomlinson called "She has 3 Hearts". It is an Art Journaling class and I am so thrilled. I recommend it to anyone who might want to try this form of art. She gives you so much information that I am still trying to find the time to watch all of the videos. What an encouraging experience. I have found the kinds of media I want to work with and from watching her and listening to her, I have discovered two of the types of art supplies that I don't want to use. Up until this point I really thought that I wanted to use them all, but have discovered that I really do enjoy water based media best of all. I like that it dries quickly and that I can write all over the page. I use some acrylics but with the discovery of liquid clear gesso, I will be using water media more freely. I started a couple of pages yesterday that I put a layer of the gesso on after the water color had dried and now I can wet them again and continue with more layers of color. What an amazing experience this is being.
We are still waiting to hear the next step for Peggy. She has had her surgery for the cancer postponed three times now and just yesterday we heard that the latest date is the 7th of June. It is tough for us to wait and so it must be simply awful for her. Today we went to Whole Foods for some sencha green tea and matte' latte tea which I fixed for a gift we will take to her tomorrow. We then went to Teavana and got the other teas to add to the package along with a tea pot and filter.
The pages I am doing now are filled with yellow and red and orange. I think they are colors that really convey my frustration and anger about this whole situation. I hate that she has cancer and that everything is so immediate and mysterious at the same time. I don't deal with the medical field very well, but that is a whole long story for another time. For now I will try to keep those feelings on my pages and my heart filled with joy when I am with her.