Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Monday, October 25, 2010

and the winner is...

Brush BoxHe has a piece in the next edition of the Art Apprentice Online E-Mag!

I cannot believe it BUT my name was drawn for one of Karl's seminar pieces..the stationary box!! To say that I am thrilled is a little on the mild side! This is the design on the top....beautiful.

The seminar is over and we had a marvelous "weinie roast" last night. What a fantastic group of talented, lovely painters. I will miss them!

If you ever get the chance to study with Karl grab it he has a wealth of information and talent to share. God speed Karl on your journey to Germany tomorow and your weeks of teaching at the university there!

Karl the Faux Meister

Friday, October 22, 2010

Stars in our eyes!

I will never see stars in quite the same way since doing the triangle box in the seminar class.....my birds eye maple stars are way to dark or is it that my wood burling is way to light? I will fix it with glazes but you have never seen so much tape in one room! Thousands of little bits of blue tape encompassed Sue Olson's lovely sunny studio yesterday. I am so enjoying Karl's class.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

The Wonderful World of Decorative Art

OMGoodness...what an informative and challenging seminar with Karl the Faux Meister! I am the only one in the class who is not painting in oils but so far so good!! Yesterday we did Birds Eye Maple and Marble and everyone's was beautiful. How fun to be surrounded by like minded people!!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Karl the "Faux Meister" Seminar

Tomorrow morning will be the first day of the seminar and I am soooo looking forward to it....we will see if I can carry it out using acrylics in an oil class and be happy with the outcome!!

His website:  Karl-Heinz Meschbach


Monday, October 18, 2010

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Monday, October 11, 2010

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

The Definition of Decorative Art:

Sometimes known as functional art – a term that embraces all artistic works created for both use and decoration. It includes work by skilled artisans, in metal, stone, wood, and glass as well as textiles including quilts, coverlets, and tapestries. The term also refers to those aspects of interior design subordinate to architecture, including molded plaster work, wallpaper, furniture, and draperies. Personal objects such as jewelry, tools, and costumes are considered to be part of the decorative arts as well. Any and all art works with a sense of design fall under the decorative arts and are the wonderful things that we live with and look at every day. The Center also features contemporary work by artists who use the traditional decorative arts media.