so. 15 pages. 45 pages of PDF. and 3 videos later. i'm back. and i've got news. =)
i have a new workshop up at 2peas - start here with lisa truesdell. this class features 27 brand new pages - 15 by me, and 12 by my fabulous contributors. the class is divided into three chapters, and covers using inspiration pieces to inspire color combos, design and techniques. not a bad deal at $12. ;) here's the class description :
"Inspiration exists, but it has to find you working." - Pablo Picasso
Get a jump on inspiration with Start Here. In this workshop, Lisa Truesdell will give you the tools to turn almost any image into a jumping off point for your next layout. You'll learn to break down images into smaller elements and use them to inspire your page's color combo, design, or even new techniques. We'll talk about finding images you love and identifying what grabbed you about them, and how to put that inspiration to work! Lisa is joined by twelve talented contributors who will each be sharing a page based on one of Lisa's inspiration pieces, as well as their thoughts on finding starting points in unexpected places.
putting this class together was totally the creative kick in the pants that i needed. it's been a crazy year of trying to juggle a lot of roles, and i've been feeling a bit burnt out the last couple of months. but while working on this class i had no choice but to open my eyes, get inspired, and PLAY with paper + glue. and i needed that.
as i said, i made 15 new pages for this class. if you're a numbers person, 8 are 8.5x11, 7 are 12x12. 9 are multi photo, 6 are one photo. want a few sneaks?
the inspiration pieces in the class feature two takes - one by me, and one by a friend. and i was totally blown away not only by the work they turned in, but by how different each of our projects turned out. it's really amazing to me how differently the same piece can be viewed and intrepreted. they helped round out this workshop with their gorgeous pages, and i am so thankful for their help. most of them will be posting sneaks + giveaways soon, so check out their blogs!!
now that i've told you all about what i've been up to, how about a giveaway for a spot in start here? leave a comment here with your two peas username by sunday, december 16th. i'll post a winner on monday morning. if you've already registered, 2peas can refund your class fee or pass your spot to a friend.