I signed up for Tammy Garcia's workshop Novel Approach because it sounded interesting: An Art Journal/Altered Book workshop. I like both of these things! Workshops, deadlines, prompts & lessons almost always get me to do more art-wise. Sometimes I need a bit of direction or a focus, information and inspiration . . . plus, a number of my online friends were interested and signing up too. It is always fun to work alongside them this way, see what they are doing given the same lessons. I know I will make new friends too, through the private Facebook Group by the close of the course in . . . . 2017?? Tammy is giving us plenty of time!!
This workshop is a work at your own pace type of workshop. I am still working in the beginning of the course, and did feel a bit behind until Tammy reassured us that these techniques are not designed to be rushed through! So while I still feel inspired to do more, and want to do more, I'm more accepting of the idea that being where I am is perfectly okay! I am trying to take my time, discover & learn.
An earlier companion lesson produced a similar but different spread that I had not shared on my blog until now. This one also uses acrylic paints - that's what Tammy is teaching us about -all about acrylics. For the most part, I do not use acrylics in my journals and books the same way that Tammy has us doing for the lessons, so this is refreshing and eye-opening. I highly recommend this workshop! It's wonderful for exploring & learning.