I love her energy and enthusiasm, and she's very organic with her designs, which, for the most part, I'm not. But her technique of creating rubbed off on me, and I just worked along with her, and I love the way these girls turned out in such a short amount of time. All of the layers--
I highly recommend this class--although registration is now closed, I'm pretty sure I read that you can sign up again in April--I can't wait to see this week's lesson!
And my other class with Alisa Burke, I'm also enjoying--Sketchbook Delight. I've just watched the first 2 weeks of the class, and I have to say that I'm not the world's best sketcher, but I do enjoy it. And in these lessons she gives us permission not to be perfect--I know that sounds silly, but you when you hear someone tell you this, it makes you feel good about sketching no matter what your sketches look like.
And she tells us to draw what we like to draw and what appeals to us. Well, I like to draw faces and collect them as well--so that was the natural choice--
This was so relaxing to me. She encourages us to fill up the page, which is never a problem with me--this is what I like to do anyway. And these pages are done mostly with colored brush tip pitt pens and outlined with micron pen (one of my new loves). Her choice is watercolors, which I'm planning on trying (she has some great tips with watercolors). I've never used watercolors, but have always wanted to-so now will be the time.
And speaking of Alisa, not only does she have some great art tips, I also found a very quick recipe on her blog.
These tiny red potatoes are so darn good. I actually ate them as my main course. In her recipe she also added pearl onions, and a variety of fresh herbs. I didn't have the onions and all I had was the fresh parsley--still---DELICIOUS--and the fastest dish you could prepare. I don't like to cook either. You can find her delicious recipe HERE.
Okay, and more thing--Bob. His Mom and Dad were in a wedding yesterday, and apparently it must have been an adult only wedding, because Bob couldn't go, and they didn't want to leave him alone just yet. So I had a visitor yesterday--
He looks a bit worried, doesn't he? He kind of was once his parents weren't there, but then he settled in fine and made himself at home. As you can see, his leg is just about healed. But he kept going up and down our stairs, and by the end of the day, he was having trouble keeping his leg on the ground--it was probably a little sore--poor thing. Monday will be the first time in 2 weeks that he'll be left alone. I think they're going to have a whole new set of problems!!