I just finished a three day class with KC WIllis and to date that has been the best workshop I have ever been to! It was a very relaxed atmosphere with only 8 students so it was small enough where we could all be calling KC's name and she could get to all of us without stressing out! Can you believe that this flag was one of our projects!!
These photos do not do justice to her work. The detail and creativity that she puts into each piece is amazing. Her images are of strong women in history , most from the west, who made their own way, truly inspiring with quotes to match.
She had a stack of finished wall hangings that we could choose from to purchase and at the time, I was so proud of myself and only bought one. Yes, I'm kicking myself now for not buying more.
I was just so intent on finishing my own projects that I didn't take time to really go through them! I did end up with one which I will share in my next post.When I finish all my projects, the wall hanging like these above and below, a shrine, which I do not have any photos of, and of course the flag above. I was so close to finishing my flag but I didn't want to force it so I brought it home to finish.
One of the coolest tools that she uses a lot on all of her pieces is a heat gun. I have never owned one, but I do now! I went to Lowes and bought the middle of the line one and plan to "go to town" and finish my projects. I'm sure I'm the last person on the planet to own one but I figure I'll just be careful of how much aqua-net I use on the days when I use it!!!!
These large collages were so amazing, she actually mounted one on a black canvas, OMG, to die for! This class was just what I was hoping for to get my creativity going. The great thing is that to make the wall hangings or even these larger collages, I have all the materials cubby holed away in my room or in storage. Now, time to tea stain it all!
I cannot encourage you all enough to not only partake in any of KC's workshops but to consider buying either her CD sets or a piece itself. Each time you look at the piece you see something you didn't see before. What I will see when I look at me piece by KC is a positive experience with lovely women and a creative experience that brought be back to life! Thank you to all my fellow classmates and most of all KC.
This is the "book class" that I have already signed up for in April, 2012. I can't wait to see what we create next and I'll bring even more goodies to embellish this time. I was a newby this last time but next year I'm comin' to class both barrels blastin'!!!!!
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