May 2, 2011

Copic Extravaganza and Certification!

I do love my Copics.. I've experimented with the shabby chic, distressing (some of it's okay) and a ton of other "styles" in the past 15 months since retirement but coloring (Copics, watercolor crayons and pencils) has followed me from kindergarten to my 60s! Last week I took three Copic classes at Peanut Doodles, a great scrap store in Salisbury NC: coloring skin and hair, many ways to use Copics on glossy, jewels etc., airbrushing and another class on blending techniques.. new mantra is light-to-dark since I've experimented with dark to light and gotten frustrated. These two adorable cards were the project for the third class. Colleen Schaan taught these classes and she's wonderful - if you have a chance to take one of her classes somewhere in the Southeast, you will learn so much!

Next day was the 8-hour "beginner" Copic certification class, also with Colleen. I'm so excited to pursue this! Why? Just for me... some people have very negative "opinions" on the value of these classes but art is personal and the possibility of being able to teach and just enjoy this medium "for me" is my motivation, not pleasing other people! ::who put me on this soapbox?:: I caved and nearly completed my Copic collection at, got a marker holder from my dear friend, Peggy, and now hubby is busy figuring out how to improve on that.

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