Gelli Bound – Long Stitch Style

What do you get when you combine eight creative souls with some gorgeous Dina Wakely acrylic paints, a variety of fabulous stencils and a handful of Gelli Arts Gelli Plates?  Bliss, that’s what!!  That is definitely what we found last Saturday when I taught “Gelli Bound – Long Stitch Style” at My Heart’s Fancy in Oklahoma City. I have to tell you, Dina’s new line…

Stillwater Gelli Wells Run Deep

One of the biggest things I’ve learned about teaching is that it is usually as much of a learning experience for ME as it is for my students.  I suppose that’s not a new idea – but it’s something I never really thought about until I started to teach.  As a student, I always assume the teacher knows everything about the subject they’re teaching….

Gelli Journaling Juice

Yesterday’s Gelli Journaling class was just a dream, filled with texture and color and discovery and excitement!!  Something magical seems to happen to me when I step in front of a classroom – my insecurities fall away, the volume of my voice increases (a little anyway), my confidence multiplies.  It’s like I’m suddenly new and so full of information I can’t get it to…

Messy Seconds Tutorial

I had so much fun making my Fortune Kiss tutorial a few weeks ago, I thought I’d make another video on my Messy Seconds Gelli printing technique.  This is my absolute favorite thing to do on my Gelli plate – always unpredictable and always wonderful – art play at its finest!!! This is one of the techniques I’ll be sharing in my Gelli Journaling…

Meandering…

Ahhhh – a day meant to be spent outside or at least with the windows thrown wide open.  I found my way to a new yoga class yesterday and my muscles are a little sore today, but that didn’t sway me from a looong walk at the nature center this morning.  It seems everyone else had the same idea because the park was busier…

Gelli Journaling Boot Camp!

Saturday was my Gelli Journaling class and we… had… a… BLAST, though I think a better name for this class might be “Gelli Journaling Boot Camp!”  I threw a ton of information and techniques at these ladies and they never batted an eye.  Here’s a peek of how the classroom looked before the fun commenced… You might call it the calm before the storm…

Merry Stamp Carving

I have another new class offering on the way!!  Will still be on the print making path – maybe I’ve found my niche?  Who knows – I love ALL kinds of art, but I do find I keep coming back to printing in one form or another!  This time we’ll be focused on stamp making. Students will carve the little girl you see in…

Gelli Arts Adventure!!

A couple of Saturdays ago, I had the privilege of teaching my second class!!  We completed the project above – making a number of monoprints, using the Gelli Arts printing plate; then binding them all up in a shoji-style accordion book.  Here are a few photos of the project in process… I feel so lucky to have had a class full of daring adventurers…