Mixed Media Circus Workshop at Artified in Melbourne, Australia

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I am back from Australia where I taught some amazing Art Journaling Classes with my friend Julie Fei-Fan Balzer. Here are the photos of the 3-day-class at Artified in Melbourne where the wonderful students created an art journal – from painting pages using loads of art journaling techniques and creating a nice cover to binding everything into their own book together in the end.

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We started Friday with loads of fun coloring techniques.

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They were all in such a wonderful mood- and some traveled very far from Tasmania and even far away from Adelaide.

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I really make a grumpy face when I create something- but I assure you ….I am in a good mood :)

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Look at those amazing patterned and colorful pages and … hands :)

 

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Loved seeing my new stamp sets in action :) It always inspires me to see how students use them !!!

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Even if used on an apron- LOL

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This is sunday afternoon – I love this photo- everyone creating and painting and the light is so beautiful in the classroom.

 

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Of course Julie and I also goofed around a lot … I mean- hey …the circus was in town ;)

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And what is not to love about this:

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Look at all those pages – everyone holding up their favorite:

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And here are all the newly bound art journals

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And thank you Chris, Kelly, Margaret and Margaret, Anna, Carol, Abby, Pat, Bec, Deborah, Ngaire, Karen, Nicole, Evi, Katherine, Wendy and Angela and Mel for loads of chocolate, the Tim-Tam-Slam, Vegimite Songs, Twists and licorice, pick-ups and lunch-lifts, beautiful books and necklaces and loads of laughter, creativity and good spirit!

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Thank you for joining the circus :) Look out for more class photos and heaps of other inspiring photos of my trip to Australia in the next couple weeks :)

Comments (17)

  • Shelley Menhennet

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    Wow! I hope you have another class in Melbourne soon as I would love to get in on the fun! And posting the variety of ways your stamps can be used is the perfect way to advertise why they are MUST HAVE items.

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    • Nathalie Kalbach

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      Shelley- I hope I will be back some time again- I loved Melbourne!

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  • Tracy Moloney

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    WOW – what FUN :)
    I’m especially inspired by the “if plan A doesn’t work” philosophy!!!

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  • JoAnn Campisi

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    Love everyone’s work – I am curious about the ribbon binding – I have taken Julie’s Junque Journal class that uses a different type of binding – would love to know more about the one you used – any ideas? Future on-line class?

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  • barb macaskill

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    Can’t wait to get my hands on all three of these sets!! They look like they will be very versatile and fun to use!!! LOVE your products! TFS!

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  • karenajo

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    I would love to win one of your new stamps – great inspiration here and on the other Stampendous hop stops ! Class looked like so much fun!
    – from Colorado

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  • Victoria Banaszak

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    This looks like a bunch of fun. I can’t wait till i finish moving so I can play. This was very inspiring to just see what everyone did.

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  • Elaine

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    Lots of creative fun!

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  • Amanda Rhodes

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    That looks like a fun class! I love all the paintings!

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  • Barb Charlotte, NC

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    It looks like you both had some fantastic students. What fun to visit a different country, meet new people and enjoy your career. Way to go.

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  • Judy B

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    It looks like everyone had a fun time getting inky and making art. Thanks for sharing.

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  • Greta H

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    What a wonderful class! Love your new stamps & stencils! Hoping to be one of the lucky Stampendous! winners!

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  • Pam B

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    These stamps are so cool & so much fun!

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  • Becca Yahrling

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    Oh my gosh, that looks like it was so much fun!!! Thanks for the inspiration to play & have fun.

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  • Dee Ann O'Brien

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    An amazing collection of inspiring examples of the foam stamps to create unique art!

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  • Julie Curtis

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    Looks like a lot of fun! Very creative and it gave me a lot of ideas! I love how the stamps look with all of the art when the projects were done!

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  • Sue Clarke

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    All those stamps and foamies make me want to play!
    Looks like a great room to create in with all that natural light.

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