Monday, October 26, 2009

Artful Voyage in Mexico

Everywhere onboard ship there was great art.  I love this "crystal ball" which was atop the post of a railing.  Be sure to click on the image to see the magnificent detail.  

The two photos below were of art quite unique.  I had to snap the photos at an angle to avoid the flash bouncing back at me. One of these is silver twisted into all kinds of kitchen utensils. The other houses four ironing boards with collages on top.  I was quite taken with all of these.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Artful Voyage in Mexico with Tim Holtz

Our dinner group consisting of Sherry, myself, Karren, Linda and Lezlei.

Yours truly with Tim and Mario

We had wonderful classes.  A whole new world for me.  Lots of assemblage.  I work at the speed of a turtle, so didn't finish any of my projects.  If you want to see some great samples, look at Sherry's blog.  She has some great photos.    She spent hours in the studio which was set up for us with all kinds of supplies.  We could work there in the off hours.  If you have a chance to do one of Tim's cruises, by all means do so.  There were so many give-aways.  Those plus the instruction and projects were worth the price of the cruise.
Oh, and..... you can have as many desserts as you want, right Sherry????


Artful Voyage in Mexico with Tim Holtz

In port at Cabo San Lucas



Another ship in the harbor

The colors of Mexico

Pork for dinner anyone?

Thursday, October 08, 2009

Three Days to Go

Only three days until we cruise with Tim Holtz to the Mexican Riviera.  Seven glorious days to relax and play.  Lots of workshops with Tim and Wendy Vecchi.  Hopefully there will be sunshine uninterrupted.  I'm taking my point and shoot digital and hoping to get some good photos of the colors of Mexico.  I find it interesting that my home is decorated in neutral tones (lots of white and off-white) and yet I use vibrant, wild colors in my art.  Is that indicative of a split personality?  I still have much to pack.  I don't know how anyone can pack ahead of time.  I don't own that many clothes.  I also don't want my clothes wrinkled anymore than can be helped.  So.... I'm always packing at the very last minute.  Oh, but I have my lists!  Invariably, though, I forget something.  The great thing about this cruise is I don't have to bring ANY art supplies with me.  Every last thing is supplied.  I was on Tim's website and looking at pictures of the masses of boxes that were being picked up to deliver to the ship.  Woa!!!!!  That's a lot of play power!  I've got my ATC's ready to go, and I'm excited!!!  
No posts for a week, but I'll have stuff to post when I get home.
Meantime here's my latest portrait.
She's got Betty Davis eyes!!!!