Joy, Phyllis, Amanda, Louisa, Michael, Ruth, Denise, Megan and Varelle
Ursula, Coral and Cheri
Well, what can I say. If Michael is teaching a class nearby I cannot recommend his workshops highly enough! He is one of the most generous, warm and kind souls you will encounter and his teaching skills are awesome.
Michael is such a talented artist who is more than happy to share his techniques. He is one of those teachers who spends time with all his students and we were all a little worried about the Good, the Bad and the Ugly critic at the end of the workshop. However, this was a fabulous end to the weekend, Michael went through each person's piece and discussed various aspects. It enabled us all to learn from each other. One of the things I loved about Michael's workshop was how different each of us interpreted what he had taught us. Although we had been taught the same techniques, we all used them in a different fashion. How refreshing to walk out of a workshop where everyone's work is unique!
Here are some pics of my Assemblook.... this would be the first workshop in which I have completed something that I was actually happy with!
From all accounts everyone had a great time and got on extremely well. I was finally able to meet in person a number of people that I have only ever met "online". By the end of the weekend many new friendships were forged.
There is a possibility that Michael will be doing another workshop here in Sydney in June fingers crossed.
Not only were we lucky enough to have Michael teach, but Michael's girlfriend Judy came to visit on Saturday night and brought with her some of her outstanding artwork as well.
Judy is featured in the latest edition of Cloth Paper Scissors, so if you haven't a copy as yet I'd suggest you run out and get one!
Judy also brought along some of the items that she sells on her Etsy site.... and of course, most of us just had to buy lots of bits and pieces. I utilised a lot of the rusty bits and pieces I had bought off Judy in my Assemblook. Check out Judy's blog here and her Etsy store Red Velvet Elements.