- Cha-Cha necklaces were created, using our handmade UTEE beads and an assortment of complementary beads and baubles
- Life is Beautiful recycled art journals made us get outside our comfort zones
- Vintage ephemera art journal covers were personalized with lots of experimental techniques
- Powertex sculptures had everyone wary, but extremely pleased with the experience as well as their completed "lady"
- Encaustic wax and beeswax were experimented with collage and powders thrown into the mix
- Glass mosaics were created over colorful paintings and inspiring words
The final night featured a keynote delivered by Stacy Julian. She was truly inspirational, and referred to one of my recent favorite books: Linchpin: Are You Indispensable? by Seth Godin. I could truly relate to everything she said.
My favorite moments? Meeting Pam Garrison and C.D. Muckosky and enjoying their classes, and spending time with a good friend who's a fellow artist AND veterinary practice manager. My "unexpected" favorite moment was a mini-workshop by Diana Hollingsworth Gessler. Her most recent book, Very Washington DC: A Celebration of the History and Culture of America's Capital City is a must-have if you'll be traveling to our nation's capital anytime soon. Travel journaling is something I had never thought about before taking this fun workshop.
Since I'll be returning to Inspired 2011, I'll have to lobby for a friend, who I think would be a perfect fit for this event: Patricia Baldwin Seggebruch. She would be a wonderful addition to next year's line-up of core classes! Her book, Encaustic Workshop: Artistic Techniques for Working with Wax is my recommendation for working with encaustic mediums.
Live the dream:) Brenda