But, first I just wanted to say that my trip to Las Vegas was eventful, wonderful in terms of why I went and confirming in why I haven't visited Vegas in the past. In my opinion, it's a sleezy town that offers little but gambling and "naked women". I could be wrong and that there's lots more to the place...however, I don't have time to find out nor do I want to.
With that said...Julie Haymaker Thompson's workshop at Art and Soul was filling to the brim. I loved every moment of it as I do her and her art. She is an incredible artist/teacher and shared so much of herself/techniques that I can feel her in what I created in her class. Of course, I will take what I learned into my own and confess that it was worth every nickel and minute spent absorbing her sharing and giving.
I learned so many techniques that I am over whelmed. Julie has truly a giving heart...fearless and kind. She also has a wonderful assistant that I adore equally. Her Aunt Deb who tirelessly assists the never exhausting Julie doing her biding where needed. With what Julie shared, it wouldn't have been possible without her.
I created another piece which I finished today and will post tomorrow.
Last week, I turn in the Academy Award Nomination Certificates...here is a sampling of what I have been doing for them for over 10 years now. These certificates are given out at the luncheon where everyone that is nominated for an Academy Award receives this dedication to honor their contribution to the arts.
This is an honor and privilege for me. One that fills me with pride as an artist.