The classes were great. I took a four-day class by Joan Thomasson called "Tidal Textures," which involved learning how to use heat transfer paints to paint a canvas, then using our creativity to stitch a tidal pool of shells, sand and water. Each of our canvases turned out quite different; it was fun looking to see what other students were doing.
Once I got home, I put away my canvas from class, considering it a "doodle" or "practice" canvas and started over. Here's my painted canvas, with shells scattered about: real shells from Atlantic City, Clearwater Beach, San Francisco, and Myrtle Beach. The white shells are paper cutouts of shells I will stitch. I am currently working on stitching the background water and sand. This is the first canvas that I'm creating as I go along, as opposed to following a pattern that someone else created.
|The beginning of my Tidal Textures, class taught by Joan Thomasson at ANG Seminar|