I have just had the most awesome weekend attending a workshop that I will remember for the rest of my life!! It was like a awakening for me, hence the title of my finished piece 'Fairy Awakening'. This was the second workshop I had attended by the most awesomely talented Susan Farrell of Susan Farrell Art. Whilst I really enjoyed the first one (which was totally different to this one), I wasn't expecting this weekends workshop to be more than a great escape and some 'me time', WOW was I wrong. As crafters or artists we are told to 'let go' and 'there are no mistakes' it is often hard to do it, but after the introduction to Susan's workshop where we were lead by some guided meditation to release our inner child I decided that 'it was just paint and canvas' and if i hated it, I could always cover it in gesso and start over! I decided I was just going to 'go with it' and let it be what it was destined to become, and I have to say I am pretty darn Happy with it!
The second layer was a bit more colour and some more random marks here and there.... Busy isn't it!
The third layer was pure colour! Those Golden fluid acrylics just glow!! At this point I wasn't sure where it was going to end up, but I was thoroughly enjoying the process. As per usual, I thought it might have a fairy or 2, so at the end of day one I rushed home, went straight to the laser to cut me some fairy stencils, and a few others! (Will be available in the next Whichcraft new release :) )
And here is my finished piece. It is quite large, 30 x 30 inch (75cm x 75cm). I love how you can make the background disappear or bring it right to the front of the canvas. I have created many items in my time, but never have a created something on this scale and wanted to start another right away. I am so inspired by this past weekend. The people I have met and the 'Awakening' that I have experienced.
I cannot encourage you enough to check out Susan's page. She also has E-courses available for those who cannot attend a workshop in person.
May all your fairy dreams come true! xx