One of her videos was on resists using crayons. I was going to try it in my journal, but I figured I would just do it on canvas. And of course, it didn't turn out like hers, so I ended up covering it all up. But my polka-dot tulips and house are done with the Caran d'Ache Neocolor 1 crayons ( I love those-I love the way they look over acrylic). My point is, is that she motivated me into doing something. I take Dell (my laptop) all over the house with me--she's always by my side. And I'll turn on Milliande's utube station, and start watching. I love watching her. Every once in a while, she'll look up at the camera and smile--you feel like she's in the room with you. I really am grateful for all the time that she's taken to do all of these January art journaling videos. She even has a link for each video of the supplies that she uses, and also if you have any questions--she's there to help you. What a generous lady she is! In one of the videos that I watched, she's making her journal page with her daughter Maya. Her daughter is so cute, and is so proud of her artwork. You just know that Milliande is encouraging her every step of the way, and at the end of the video, Maya has the biggest smile on her face--they both do!
Milliande encourages ME through these videos, and so has Mystele, Suzi, Sharon, and KC Willis. And I'm sure by the end of the year, there will be more names added to this list. I'm doing and learning things that I never thought that I would be able to do. And it's through these very talented artists/teachers that I've been able to do this, and I just wanted to say "Thank You" to them. And I also wanted to say thank you to all of you for your comments and support--they brighten my day up, and I need it especially at this time of year.
I really feel that my work has grown, and I'm really proud of that. One reason, is because I received my response from an art show that I apply to every year. If you do shows, then I'm sure that you're familiar with the "rejection letter" that you can get when you apply. This is the way it is--you'll never get into all of the good art shows. Well, this year I was accepted!! And I know it's because my work is so much better than last year, so another reason to thank all of these ladies for encouraging me!
So today I'm off to the mall and one of my favorite food places (I love food :) Panera Bread. Is that restaurant nation-wide? I'm not sure. All I know is that I love their soup and sandwiches, and of course I'll be bringing home one of my favorites there--a cinnamon crunch bagel!