Wednesday, April 29, 2009

SP - what do my eyes see













I almost forgot it was Wednesday and that means bloggers all over are doing self portraits. This one is really too close but better than all the others I did so its what you get. I think this one is all about the eyes. Just what do your eyes see.
I know that sometimes I see the world with hope and promise and I am excited to just begin the day and then on other days frustration seems to reign. Here's to a day of hope.

I just signed up for Julie Prichard's Layer Love Class. Class starts May 18 and it looks like it is going to be a good one. Check out her blog for more details.

Speaking of classes the great stencil and spray paint classes I have been taking with Mary Ann Moss is going to be offered again in August. I think its one of the best online classes I have taken. Her blog will also have more details.

Lynn asked what a mask was so here is my simple explanation. When you cut a stencil, usually out of plastic, most times you have the image you cut out intact, this is a mask. When you place the mask down and spray paint around it the mask covers what was in the background and that is what the image will look like. When you use a stencil, the color paint that you choose is the color the image will be. With both these techniques you can get 2 different looks using the same image. I hope that clears it up a little bit.

3 comments:

Kim Mailhot said...

Hi Kate,

What do I see with my eyes ? Mostly I see marvels of beauty all around me, from the beautiful eyes of people I care about to the mess of yellow maple buds that have exploded off the tree and landed all over my back deck. I have no trouble seeing the beauty but the challenge is feeling a part of it. Many days I do, but some days, that is harder for me.

Julie's class does sound wonderful ! She is the Mistress of Layers in her own work so I am sure she will be great at giving your her knowledge !

Thanks for sharing your eyes with us !
Happy Thursday !

Pam Aries said...

Hi Kate! I love your photo! Also loved your stenciling techniques. I have to get crackalacking on some art. Been creative with the kids tho! I really d olove it here! I a m happy at last. So glad t o be out of SC!!!

Lynn said...

Thank you!