Tuesday, May 15, 2012

people you meet, laughing, crying and laughing some more...

i feel like it has been a wild few weeks...i started my first on line class Burlap and Paper Clay and i have to say it has been  like nothing i expected. i love to teach, i have taught art to kids for ever, it is all i have ever done, i love to teach adults also, love my classes...love the AH HA moment....when people just get "IT". so the on line experience has been humbling because people have been so patient while i whittle my way around this first class....i so appreciate it. and they have been kicking some texture ass! which i love!
like this painting by Janice Doucette

and this painting by Stephanie Gorman

both paintings are full of texture which i love and i love the imagery....FLy* HoMe*BiRd*

so i have met some amazing people on line and in real life these last few months....people who have me laughing so hard, like it hurts....like everyone should laugh that hard for at least part of each day. ...people who have helped remind me to be my own person, embrace your quirkiness and your marching to the beat of your own drummer... the crying is done....DONE as in OVER IT. ...moving on thanks to the people who make me laugh out loud every day...my only regret is i perhaps should have paid closer attention to the whole Staples stock thing....but .....in 8 years i will be living in Costa Rica, painting, sculpting and driving around in an old red pick up truck.... and there is something to be said for that.

 and to end ...check out 

these fabulous pieces of art

created by the super talented Melisa WAldorf...

love my class!

Friday, May 11, 2012


Seriously, if you want to change your life, and in a good way....please attend an art retreat. Make ART .....talk ART....create ART....hang around only with people who get ART. If you are like me, i live in a lovely town, but honestly noone really gets the fact that i am burning metal in my fire pit for a beautiful patina....and that is FINE they have their.... mini vans (not that there is anything wrong with that.....but i am most happy wandering around wearing paint splattered clothes, drinking iced coffee. If i HAD to go to TALBOTS i would probably internally combust. but it is all good. Go to CREATE MIXED MEDIA RETREATS...and you will be a happy person. I just happen to be teaching in CT. and Chicago.....my classes are fun, energetic, you will learn a boatload and you will get messy.....what else can i say?

 my CREATE Chicago class August 2011
such a great group!

voted messiest classroom!

another fabulous class!

many art chicas!

good for your soul.....attend a retreat!  it will change your life.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

painting tutorial....or how to get out your angst...

My friend Benjamin...
 shot my first on line class for me....Burlap and Paper Clay.....and then some.
While he was at my studio we decided to shoot a small tutorial, because, well, we could. The day before I had picked up a wood burning tool, for like $12, because when i saw the tool i immediately started having flashbacks to....Zodiac boots, Gunne Sax dresses and Tango. I have to say playing with that tool was fun, who would have thought burning into wood and painting over your image was so much fun.....i hope you like my short video and go right out and buy a wood burning tool. call Journey and tell them i sent you.

please stop by my new site and say hello! SUE PELLETIER LAUGH *PAINT