Jan 24, 2012

Creatively Made

So, I have been spending time watching Jeanne Oliver's online course Creatively Made.

Week one was dedicated to altered journals, their covers, and making altered journals from catalogs. Each week also features guest videos from other artists.

It's great fun to watch and listen! Jeanne is just adorable!

I have made journal/book covers before, so didn't feel the need to follow her example. However, it is really fun to watch how someone else does it.

I did, however, try my hand at Jeanne's style of background and altered magazine images.

It's frustrating to not have any decent craft/art supply store nearby. Of course, I can order online, but sometimes it's fun to go browse, pick things up, and really look at it first.

I used what I had, which is always a good thing. I think the skin is a bit yellow, but the process was really fun. It is completely not my style, which made it even MORE amazing to try. We should all try things that are not in our comfort zone!



Kelly said...

Very cool! I find going to a paper store or even AC Moore addicting. Very nice.

Gigi said...

Great advice, for crafting and life, ALWAYS try to do something out of your comfort zone!

kandeland said...

yes, it it great to try things out of our comfort zones! I just love watching online videos for art! xo

The Other Side of Me said...

Hey Lee,

I think these came out great. I like the second one with the butterfly in her hair. Glad you are enjoying the online course.

Cinnibonbon said...

Way to go!!! I need a class like this... I just started my first mix media journal as you might have seen on my blog, but it's hard as its not my style either!!!! I need lessons, that magazine style sounds super cool!