THE WORLD OF DECORATIVE ART
FROM A BEGINNER'S POINT OF VIEW
Here I go again, jumping into an area that is just not me as I have never ever blogged. But what the heck, lets get started. Last year after returning from the Harper's Ferry Craft Show with my first purchased decorative arts piece, I started a journey to learn as much as I could about Decorative painting.
I jumped on the internet and did tons of searches or so it seemed seeking any information concerning learning Decorative Art. I actually found so much information I did not know where to begin and found it an enormous challenge just to get everything read. The information that I pulled from the web was priceless, at least I think so. I found weblinks for Jansen Art Studio, JoSonja, Maureen McNaughton and lots of other sites too numerous to mention. All of that information gave me my initial entrance into the field.
I started to order books, supplies, brushes, DVD's, pattern packets, wood and even more supplies, books, brushes, DVD's, pattern packets etc. I was ordering so much stuff that the UPS, I thought, was going to set up a depot at my home. I ended up with lots of materials but still did not know how to begin painting.
That is when I started to shoot emails to artists like David and Martha Jansen. From their encouragement and recommendation to Susan Johnson, a Traditions Teacher in Virginia, I started my first classes. I have now been painting for about two months and even though I sometimes get a little frustrated, I am really enjoying my experience.
Join me for my journey. I will post information concerning all my classes with photos, the conferences I attend, product reviews and much much more.
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