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Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Gold Leaf And Polymer Clay With Christi Friezen

Gold Leaf And Polymer Clay With Christi Friezen

By Lynne Suprock

I finally got to meet super duper art girl Christi Friezen this weekend.  She ran three polymer clay workshop intensives in Ligonier, PA at The Main Exhibit, sponsored by Allegory Gallery.  

Also in Ligonier that weekend, was something called Antiques On The Square.  OH YUM RIGHT THERE.  A few other creative things happened as well, but that is the next blog. hehehe.

So......... surrounded by market, antiques, and Christi, Sunday was an art day, for sure.  One of the things I enjoyed about the workshop, other than making beautiful stuff.....was how fun, lively and easily approachable Christi was as an artist and teacher.  She has published books, made DVDs, taught online, does a million workshops, and maintains her wonderfulness as a person.  Lovely.

I have worked with clays and resins in the past and do a lot with Aves Apoxie Sculpt currently, so to see how to marry polymer with a few other products like that, and metal, and Pan Pastels, and Gold Leaf, etc etc, was important stuff for my mixed media mind.

One tip I will give away from the class I chose to attend that day was to use actual honest to gosh "gold" leaf in the process.  The other metal foils do not really work as easily or as nicely with polymer.  So, let that be the (lol) gold standard.  

Here are some of the pictures from that morning....

Here are a few of my own pieces that I took home from class.  OK, I did my own thing in the middle.  😀

That evening Christi and her sis Stacey Cole Peterson (who does metal work) had an opening show, a little walk up the street, at Allegory Gallery, 215 East Main St, Ligonier, PA.  Christi now has her polymer vessels and goulies, and other juicey pieces on display and for sale there, for the next several weeks.  Check out some of her pieces at 

Finally, some pictures as the reception was winding down and silliness prevailed. Thank you Andrew Thornton and William Jones for a terrific evening, food and fun.

Monday, August 21, 2017

Painting With Fire On Brass: Workshop at The Muse

Painting With Fire On Brass:  
Workshop At The Muse
The Color Of Our Hearts

By Lynne Suprock

Well, another workshop has come and gone and I was just as excited to teach these gals as I was the very first time teaching the class.  It never gets old, there is always something to learn and everyone goes home with something special that they made in class. 

Sunday was a perfect day, in a beautiful studio, hosted by an awesome retail presence in the community.  Whitney Dalberg, owner of the Muse in Frederick, MD, hosts a variety of craft and art workshop each quarter, never to disappoint.  What a wonderful events for the art community there!

Here are some of the pictures of the pieces made by students as well as a group shot. 

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Thursday, August 3, 2017

Daylily Farms: A Day With The Arts Council and The Gomer's

Daylily Farms:  A Day With The Arts Council and The Gomer's

by Lynne Suprock

Earlier this summer, hubby and I went out to an event, sponsored by the local arts council, where I teach a few workshops.  It was an afternoon of eating, drinking, prizes and buying flowers to benefit the Adam's County Arts Council.

I had never been to a Daylily farm, so did not know what to expect. This farm is owned and operated by two lovely people, Charlie and Anne Gomer.  The flowers were breathtaking!  As well, Charlie raises prize peacocks, adults and babies.  I was smitten!

only a part of the field
adult peacock
my hubby...
the babies

I enjoyed the day thoroughly and am looking forward to the event again next year.  Definitely I will bring more splurge money next did not exactly buy the farm, but many of the daylily specimens that were for sale that day.  It was sooo hard to choose.  We raised a goodly amount for the Council.  Success!

Thank you Charlie and Anne!!