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Saturday, November 07, 2009

Art at the Speed of Life- and other GOOD Things

Exciting news!! My good friend Pam Carriker is writing her first book !!!! woooot wooot!
AND....I am going to be one of the contributing writers!! another wooot wooot! I received my assignments yesterday and CAN'T wait to get started!
The book will be released in the Fall of 2010 so stay tuned for more details and join the journey by visiting Pam's new blog "Art at the Speed of Life"!

Other good news--I got a clean bill of health from my biopsy on Thursday so I am very relieved, I mean VERY relieved. I had an awful week full of anxiety and stress just worrying about the possibilities (I'm a worry wart by nature), so when the Dr. walked in the room and said, it's all good, I about fell out :)))) Nothing like a little scare or a big scare to reel you back in to take stock of what is important in the world. Because of this episode, I have a pocketful of ideas I'm going to start enacting on that I have been just setting aside waiting for tomorrow. Why wait? One of the ideas is actually not an idea but a commitment to continue teaching and holding work shops. In fact, I'm holding another one tomorrow locally at Swank Coffee shop in Southern Pines.
"Image This" exploration of image transfer techniques
I've been experimenting for the last two weeks with a variety of image transfer methods and really have only begun to touch on the array of ways you can do image transfers. One of the techniques that I played with for the first time is that of working with Golden's Digital ground and really playing with these products. My mind is twirling with different uses of this application. I've had the package sitting in a drawer for almost a year so it was about time I tried it out!

Here's a sneak peek of a packing tape transfer that I played with for another one of my samples:

What's YOUR favorite method of Image transfer techniques? Any tips you can offer for a successful transfer??


Lastly, my other resolution is to get back to blogging more regularly and pay more attention to my Etsy shop. These last two months with moving and my art show have really been a whirlwind, then there was my little health scare. I appreciate more than words all of your support and to those of you who have dropped me an email to check in--your good thoughts and support have helped hold me up amongst so much chaos lately! Thank you :)


Risa said...

Glad to hear you got a clean bill of health! And congrats on the new writing "assignment"!

Tracy said...

i am so glad everything is better health wise! it is really awesome that you can contribute to the book. i cant wait to buy it when it comes out!

PCarriker said...

So glad all is well Jodi and very excited for you to share in my new journey!!

starrynightimpressions said...

Now that's going to be a great book!!! Can't wait!
PS. yeahhhhh for good health :)

pinkglitterfae said...

Thank God you are ok! I was thinking about you having to deal with all this stress, and now you have a clean bill of health!
I am super duper happy for you, you sound like you've got many things to look forward to. I wish I lived in your area, because I would be in your classes. Those women are lucky!
take care girl!

ArtSnark said...

Congrats & big hugs to you :D